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Address: Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64-9-402-7551
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Description: Paihia Dive in the Bay of Islands is the Far North of New Zealand's...
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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Amazing Wreck Dive

Craig and the team were extremely friendly and professional. We booked in for our deep dive qualification and a wreck dive. They were well organised. The gear and the boat were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Shellharbour, Australia

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Shellharbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Craig and the team were extremely friendly and professional. We booked in for our deep dive qualification and a wreck dive. They were well organised. The gear and the boat were excellent. We dived the HMNZ Canterbury. It was fantastic. So many fish and the purpose sunk wreck was outstanding. Craig took some great photos which we were able to... More 

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Franz Josef, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Returned here to do my PADI open water diver course and again it was a fantastic few days....I would highly recommend this company.... Craig and his crew were friendly, safe and always smiling and the dives sites were incredible, so many colourful fish and beautiful reef....big thanks to Stuart(my dive instructor/master) for keeping me safe and taking me on some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Craig and the team at Paihia Dive are awesome! Very knowledgeable and fun. This is the third time I have visited and gone diving with Paihia Dive and this time I completed my PADI Rescue diver with Tanya as my instructor. The course was really worthwhile and I learned a lot! Tanya is a really fun and knowledgeable instructor! I... More 

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

First dived with Craig and the team three years ago in the wonderful Bay of Islands taking a group up , all mainly new bies and they were so helpful, the guys got to dive the Canterbury and had the most mind blowing dive with Craig. Now we go up there regularly twice in 2014, looking forward to visiting again... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you are looking at diving in the Bay of Island I can't recommend Paihia Dive enough! Great professional and friendly team catering for all ranges of experience you may have. Thanks guys. Great trip.

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You know you're going to have fun when you go diving, but with this company, I felt also exceptionally safe and prepared (always a good feeling when you're going on a deep dive). Diving the Rainbow Warrior and a nearby reef were surreal. Lunch was wonderful and the dive staff team were fun! When we arrived back at the dive... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Found Paihia Dive's contact details online and booked a dive on the Rainbow Warrior - the Greenpeace ship bombed by French foreign intelligence agents Dominique Prieur and Alain Mafart in 1985. The dive site is wonderful - full of sealife and not too deep - 18-27 metres. The Owner of Paihia Dive - Craig - and an employee - Stu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was a magical experience. I dove in open water for the first time and with the most incredible people! The staff of Paihia Dive are all amazing. They make sure you are safe, but they also made sure we got to see some incredible things on our dives. I expected to just do our PADI skills, but we actually... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Had an awesome weekend with the guys at Paihia Dive doing my advanced course. All the staff and crew were very friendly and obviously love what they're doing. This goes a long way when they have such a passion for diving and their enthusiasm was instantly transfered to everyone of us that joined them. We visited some amazing sites- including... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Found a hugely knowledgeable marine life EXPERT in the Bay - if you want to dive with THE Dive Master who knows maybe everything known about what lives beneath or flies over the surface of Northland's marine environment Craig Johnston is THE Master you need to dive with. Astounding what 25yrs of passion for all things marine and familiarity with... More 

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Additional Information about Paihia Dive

Address: Address: Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64-9-402-7551
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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