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Paihia Dive

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Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7551
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Hi, we had a great trip to the Rainbow Warrior. The trip was great for more advanced divers like... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Newkiwis
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Dunedin
Great Dive

Canterbury Wreck dive is amazing. Great Dive Crew, good equipment, definitely a very good choice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frank F
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Berlin, Germany
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hi, we had a great trip to the Rainbow Warrior. The trip was great for more advanced divers like us, but also for the most junior who were on the trip. Everyone got most out of that great dive site. Very safe and professional diving...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Canterbury Wreck dive is amazing. Great Dive Crew, good equipment, definitely a very good choice for diving, would come back anytime.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The enthusiasm and passion of the Paihia Dive crew made our dives fun despite the wet and windy weather!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the open water course with Paihia Dive and absolutely loved it, where only 6 months ago I never thought I'd be able to get over the fear of doing it! I didn't feel scared once, they are really thorough and I felt so...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was booked on the introduction to scuba with piahia dive. From the moment I met the guys in the shop in Paihia town I was out at easy with how relaxed chilled and welcoming they all were, made you really feel like you’d been...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing day diving the Rainbow Warrior and Seal Cove with Paihia Dive. We’re new divers (before this we’d only done 5 dives and hadn’t dived in 10 months). Both the owner Craig and dive master Red took the time to make us...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot say enough good things about these guys. I spent a weekend with everyone doing a refresher day and then my Advanced open water course. I did 7 dives in 3 days including 2 separate wreck dives, a deep dive, technical dives and diving...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my Husband book with Paihia Dive for our PADI discover scuba on 1/01/18. We are both so glad that we went with this company. From start to finish the dive guides where fantastic. Great spirit, good team work and lots of laughter. They...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have booked because I really i wanted to go scuba diving in New-Zealand. I booked a intro class here. they where very professional and the views underwater are amazing and the staff where really nice people. You will be combined on the boat with...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I spent 6 days diving with the team from Paihia Dive. I completed 2 PADI specialty courses as well as a number of 'fun dives'. Throughout the entire time the team here were very safety conscious and professional in their approach, but the also were...More

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GrandmaHog
7 November 2017|
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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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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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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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