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Paihia Dive

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Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7551
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An amazing day!

I had such an amazing day diving with this company! Ben was especially good at easing any nerves I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amelia E
4th July 2018

We had an absolutely amazing day out with the team on a reef and wreck Dive. As we had not been... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dean M
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Paihia Dive in the Bay of Islands is the Far North of New Zealand's premier dive centre and it is our great pleasure to show you all the underwater wonders of this beautiful part of NZ. We offer trips to the spectacular Rainbow Warrior - the jewel of the north aboard our fully equipped dive RIB 'Aka Maru', which takes only 7 minutes from the shore to reach the dive site.Dive The HMNZS Canterbury, New Zealand’s last Frigate to be purpose sunk for diving. Sunk almost 5 years ago, she is covered in jewel anemones and sponges. This wreck is massive and well worth diving!Dive the Bay of Islands with the longest running dive charter operation. Paihia Dive has been taking divers under since 1978, and Craig has been diving in the Bay for 25 years. For a true local experience join Paihia Dive for a day diving. Learn to dive with the best! Paihia Dive is a PADI 5 Star Resort. All our dive courses are taught by experienced instructors, and the classes are nice and small. Start your Open Water Course today!
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Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had such an amazing day diving with this company! Ben was especially good at easing any nerves I had and ensuring I had an amazing diving experience. The shipwreck was absolutely phenomenal. I must do activity for any divers! The sea life and views...More

Thank Amelia E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing day out with the team on a reef and wreck Dive. As we had not been down to 30m before, the team were more than happy to make the wreck Dive part of our advanced open water training. They were...More

1  Thank Dean M
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing diving day with Paihia Dive! It was my great deep dive and Craig made sure we were all doing ok and enjoying our dive at the Canterbury. We were lucky and saw dolphins and a seal from the boat. After the second...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Did two days diving here - HMS Canterbury & reef, and Rainbow Warrior & reef. I've dived in quite a few places abroad - Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns, Phuket, Jebu Island, Sardinia, France,Portugal, Ireland etc but this was actually teh best managed dive centre I...More

1  Thank BinDereDoneDat
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We had great weather and 2 great reef dives. Very thoughtful guides and crew. Loved the beanbags on the bow

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I have done both my open water and advanced open water course with Craig and his team. The team are friendly and have a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of diving. I have dived the rainbow warrior and canterbury wrecks with Paihia Dive as...More

Thank JaredOC
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This was my first diving experience and these guys were incredible! Adam, our dive instructor for the PADI open water course was one of the most patient, knowledgeable and funny educators I’ve ever had the privilege of learning with. I had the most amazing time...More

1  Thank LoveDining77
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Thank you very much for the amazing experience. Diving the Rainbow Warrior wreck was awesome. Craig and his team were absolutely fantastic and we loved the day trip on the speed boat, the picnic lunch on the beach and the 2 dives of course! Highly...More

1  Thank Fanny P
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I was initially not planning on going diving, but then I had the most incredible dives of my live. Diving the ship wreck was such an unbelievable experience, and the reef was also so different from what I had seen before. Great crew and a...More

1  Thank Katharina V
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

What a place to dive, I travelled to dive the Warrior but due to a cyclone we were blown out, to say i am gutted is an understatement however it gives me the reason to returm. I did manage to dive one day with the...More

Thank Beltabout
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GrandmaHog
7 November 2017|
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Response from CraigJohnston | Property representative |
Hi, We do daily dive trips to the wrecks and reefs of the bay of islands. All our trips are day trips. If you are interested in doing liveaboard dive trips Dive! tutukaka runs a boat from Tutukaka diving the Poor... More
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Michaelmith
28 January 2017|
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Response from CraigJohnston | Property representative |
Hi Mike, Thanks for getting ingredients contact. We do a great two day package that gets you a dive on each wreck and two reef dives. It's $449.00 for the 2 days including all gear. Just send us an email an we can book... More
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edkeeling
24 December 2016|
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Response from CraigJohnston | Property representative |
Hi Ed, We dive and snorkel the Bay of islands. You need to get to Tutukaka for the Poor Knights. Cheers, Craig
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