An active marine volcano with its warm and cool currents support a flourishing marine life. Volcanic White Island, 50 km offshore, is part of the geology of the isolated reefs of Te Paepae o Aotea / Volkner rocks creating intriguing underwater worlds to explore. The towering pinnacles of Volkner drop away to hundreds of metres below in the blue Pacific water. The offshore islands offer glorious diving opportunities from beginners through to professionals. Check with Dive Whakatane for details.