GET WET WAIKATO is a shop that has been around for many years now, with the new crew on board we are hoping to bring a new vibe and some new courses for the divers out there. Marks vision for the shop is for us to be committed to offering great service, quality dive equipment and experiences.

Our staff are friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about diving and are always willing to help out and offer advice where we can. If we cant find you the answer we can sure direct you to the right person to find it.

We are looking to continuously  improve on our services, and turn into the dive shop you all deserve. Don’t be shy to stop in even if its only for a yarn and check out the new shop.


Mark & Annette

Meet Mark and Annette, the dynamic duo behind Get Wet since 2019. It’s been a whirlwind journey for them, navigating the ups and downs of the dive industry with passion and perseverance.
let’s dive deeper into Mark’s story:
Mark, the seasoned veteran of the underwater realm, has been immersed in the dive industry for over two decades. His journey began as a young adventurer drawn to the mysteries of the ocean and the thrill of the hunt. Over the years, he’s honed his skills and expanded his knowledge, becoming a true expert in his field.
But Mark’s passion extends far beyond just mastering the art of diving. He’s a true outdoorsman at heart, finding solace and excitement in the rugged beauty of the hills as much as the serene depths of the sea. Whether he’s trekking through dense forests or exploring remote dive sites, Mark’s adventurous spirit knows no bounds.
Yet, what truly sets Mark apart is his love for teaching. With a natural knack for sharing his wisdom and a genuine enthusiasm for helping others discover the wonders of the underwater world, Mark is more than just an instructor—he’s a mentor and a friend. His classes are not just lessons; they’re immersive experiences, filled with laughter, camaraderie, and a sense of accomplishment.
So, if you have the opportunity to learn from Mark, consider yourself lucky. Under his guidance, you’ll not only master the skills of diving and hunting but also develop a deeper appreciation for the beauty and diversity of nature. Get ready for an epic adventure with Mark at the helm—it’s sure to be an experience you’ll never forget.


Meet Gav, the ultimate water aficionado whose love for the ocean runs as deep as his dives. With years of scuba experience under his belt and tutelage from New Zealand’s finest instructors, he’s carved a watery path from the tranquil Whitianga shores to the vibrant reefs of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and back again.
But Gav isn’t just about ticking off dive spots; he’s all about soaking up every ounce of ocean magic. When he’s not exploring beneath the waves, you’ll find him armed with a spear, chasing fish and embracing the thrill of the hunt. For Gav, it’s not just a hobby; it’s a lifestyle, a passion that pulses through his veins with every dive.
His underwater moves? Well, let’s just say they’re as smooth as a breaching humpback whale, effortlessly gliding through the depths like he was born to do it. With Gav, it’s not just about the adventure; it’s about the connection to nature, the joy of feeling alive with every splash. So, if you’re ever in need of a dive buddy who’s equal parts skilled and chill, Gav’s your guy.


Meet Kiel, a seasoned pro in the dive industry with a deep-rooted passion for showcasing the best of New Zealand’s underwater wonders. Despite his unassuming pink mask and quiet demeanour, don’t underestimate his love for the ocean and knack for adventure.
Kiel’s journey in the dive industry began back in high school, where his fascination with the underwater world first took root. From there, he dove headfirst into his studies in Whitianga, immersing himself in the art and science of diving. His thirst for exploration led him to distant shores, including Vanuatu, where he gained invaluable experience and expanded his horizons.
But no matter where his travels take him, Kiel’s heart always remains tethered to the mighty Waikato, where he feels most at home. It’s here that he inherited his love for crayfish hunting from his old man—a tradition he holds dear and is always eager to share with fellow adventurers.
So, if you’re ready to discover the hidden gems lurking beneath New Zealand’s pristine waters, Kiel is your go-to guide. With his wealth of experience, keen eye for adventure, and genuine love for the ocean, he’ll lead you on an unforgettable journey into the depths.


Introducing the latest addition to our crew…
Courteney has recently joined the ranks of the Get Wet Family as one of our part-time gems. Diving isn’t just a hobby for her—it’s practically in her DNA, coming from a long line of passionate divers. Her journey into the depths began in 2010, and since then, she’s been hooked on exploring the underwater wonders of the world.
Having spent years diving and teaching across the globe, Courteney brings a wealth of experience and a keen eye for spotting hidden treasures beneath the waves. She’s not just good; she’s the best spotter in the shop, known for uncovering some of New Zealand’s rarest fish species with ease.
But Courteney isn’t just about making epic underwater discoveries; she’s also a fierce advocate for ocean conservation. With a can-do attitude and a heart as big as the ocean itself, she’s always ready to roll up her sleeves and do her part to protect the seas she loves.
And let’s not forget her unique flair for keeping the boys on their toes. Courteney isn’t afraid to dish out some good-natured banter, adding a dose of fun and laughter to every dive excursion. With her infectious energy and unwavering passion for the ocean, Courteney is the perfect fit for our team.