Activities in Fiordland's marine reserves
Diving and snorkelling
Fiordland’s marine reserves offer excellent scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities. There are ten marine reserves in Fiordland where all marine life is protected, where you can dive and snorkel all year round.
Jason's nudibranch in the Fiordland Marine Area
Visitors can dive or snorkel in Fiordland’s marine reserves independently or with one of the tourism or charter boat services available.
Read about diver safety in the fiords to get the best out of your Fiordland diving experience. As the fiords are fragile environments, please follow the diver safety and diving care codes.
Scenic and nature tours
There are many opportunities in Fiordland for taking a scenic or nature tour that passes through one or more of Fiordland’s marine reserves. These activities are available year round, with most services operating in Milford Sound/Piopiotahi or Doubtful Sound/Patea.