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Paihia Dive

Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 38 Activities in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: Paihia Dive in the Bay of Islands is the Far North of New Zealand's premier dive centre and it is...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Had one day in Paihia and spend it with Paihia Dive, diving HMNZS Canterbury and Putahataha. Both exellent dives, esp. the Canterbury. I have been diving a fair bit, 8 countries and agree with Claire U. Very proffesional, good gear, good boat, friendly people, superb divingsites. What does a diver need more? The best but not the most expensive! Even... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I have done a fair bit of diveing over the years and this was by far the best the staff were very friendly and professional and the gear was good I will definitely be back for more

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Nice dive on Canterbury and nearby shoreline, quite cold water though (13). Nice dry fast boat, friendly skipper and crew

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had one day in Paihia and heard about the chance to dive the Rainbow Warrior. I have dived only 70 times but in maybe 9 different countries and this company is the best by far. Totally professional, good equipment and Ben, Alice and Rohan made sure everything was well managed throughout the day. The wreck sits between 18m and 24m... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We did a refreshing and 3 dives. Perfect orginasition and friendly! Allways again! Canterbury is a to do! Assam! Very good Introdaction

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Craig, Ben, and Tanya were just fantastic for our honeymoon dive on the Warrior / Reef dive. Exceptional boat handling, loads of support from the rest of the crew, and we felt incredibly safe and well-equipped for our dive. All the gear was provided, and it was husband's first dive ever (Tanya is an amazing DISCOVER Scuba instructor). We cannot... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I went to Paihia alone for 4 days to complete a PADI open water course in September 2014. I am 21 years old and from England and knew no one in Paihia at all, however, within moments of getting to the shop I felt so welcome and comfortable around the staff. Learning to dive in Paihia is something I'll remember... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

On our honeymoon, my husband and I were up in Paihia and we called paihia dive the night before from the recommendation from staff at our motel. They were really accommodating since we wanted to dive the next day. We met the staff and they were really friendly, chatty and knowledgeable. All equipment was provided which was clean and well... More 

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La Coruna, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I did the Advanced open water course in this dive Center, I will never regret it. I was a bit deluded by the rainbow warrior dive but the crew made my day. Nice days, the skipper was super and very good instructor.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My girlfriend and I decided on a diving trip on the spur of the moment and we turned up in their very nice shop as they were closing up. They had a dive an already confirmed the next morning and fitted us in with no problems. The day at sea on the HMNZS Canterbury and a reef dive was from... More 

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