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Paihia Dive

Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 38 activities in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
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... more » 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! « less
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Bern, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Diving the Canterbury Wreck and the Wreck of the Rainbow Warrior was amazing! The Crew is very friendly, caring and professional. They took the time to enjoy the view, showed us beatiful, hidden beaches, the hole in the rock and told us local stories. We also had the time to enjoy the dolphins who joined us twice during the day.... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A spent a weekend getting my Padi Advanced Open Water cert with these guys. Amazing to dive on both the Canterbury and Rainbow warrior in a weekend. Really friendly instructors who take good care of you. Good gear as well. Would love to go out with them again!

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CraigJohnston, Owner at Paihia Dive, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Thanks for taking the time to review your dive trip with us. Both the wrecks are amazing dives, and I'm glad you got to do them both! We hope to see you back in the Bay of Islands again soon for another dive. Cheers, Craig and the Paihia Dive team. More

Chrıstchurch
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

‘Paihia Dive’ is undoubtably the friendliest and most relaxed dive company I have ever dived with. They offered a range of dives including an old Naval ship which was absolutely amazing for me and my wife (both advanced PADI holders) and some shallower reef dives which were perfect for our two mates who donned scuba gear for the first time.... More

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CraigJohnston, Owner at Paihia Dive, responded to this review

Hi Taf360, Thanks for the great review. I am amazed that you found Stu funny, normally I'm the only one laughing at him. :-) Glad you liked the photos, I love taking them so it's nice to know others like them too. All our guys love diving and showing other divers our great dive sites. I hope to see you... More

Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were really happy with the excellent service provided by Paihia Dive and would have no hesitation in recommending the company for any diver - experienced or learner or anything in between. They were safe and really obliging. Thanks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Just spent the long weekend diving the wreck of the Canterbury. Although the weather improved with each day on the water, the crew maintained the highest quality of service every time we went out. Special thanks to Craig, Ben and Stu for exceeeding my expections with every dive. The last day diving the ammunition room was fantastic! Will definitely be... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The dive was fantastic. The weather was good and temperature was okay. I was a bit nervous due to 1st time dive at ship wreck/ deep dive. However, the instructor was cool and the dive was smooth. The 2nd fun dive was relax and fun. The instructor was really pay attention to us to make sure there was no issue... More

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Went diving with Paihia Dive in May 2014. Dived the Canterbury first dive then lighthouse bay. Found the team very friendly and professional and we even got a sightseeing tour of the surrounding area. Would recommend them to anyone wishing to dive the Bay Of Islands.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The Rainbow Warrior was truly a rainbow - she's beautiful down there. Had an amazing time around the wreck, and we even got to go inside - cool!! Saw a few scorpion fish and loads more. The second dive was just as awesome, we got to dive with a couple of seals. The Paihia Dive team were very professional but... More

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Christchurch
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had a wonderful day out diving with Craig and Stu diving the Rainbow warrior. We went in their RIB which was located about 40 minutes drive North of Paihia. They will transport you in their van and can hire all the gear if required. The boat takes you out from a local campsite - so there are toilets and... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great experience! Craig and crew extremely friendly and always willingly to make the most and the best! Many many thanks! The dives were great!!!

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