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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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I took my open water and open water advanced certifications with Paihia dive. They were very friendly and were easy to learn from. The dives were amazing. I even enjoyed the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I took my open water and open water advanced certifications with Paihia dive. They were very friendly and were easy to learn from. The dives were amazing. I even enjoyed the boat rides and the friendly people that worked there.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My two sons went on a dive trip with them and they can't stop talking about it!! They took them to both the Rainbow Warrior and then to another area. In between the dives they stopped on an island for lunch. They said it was the best dive they ever have, and the people at Paihia Dive took good care... More 

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very friendly and arranging. Had a wonderful time with them, though we might have preferred not doing the reef dive since we couldn't do 2 wrecks in 1 day, and just do 1 dive that day. Great pictures from Stu!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited back in early April and I keep forgetting to post a review. Outfit is so friendly and could not have been more welcoming or helpful. Diving was also excellent. Loved Rainbow Warrior wreck dive (aside from the exceedingly grumpy women shouting at our group about using the toilets at the campsite where we launched - get a life... More 

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Guwahati, Assam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The only Dive Shop that was still running dive trips in Winter ( I am so Thankful for that) ... Had an amazing time diving @ The Rainbow Warrior and Canterbury wreck , also did a couple of reef sites. Will come back whenever i can . And how can i forget, Craig clicks some pretty awesome photographs while you... More 

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pukapuka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

went and dove rainbow warrior and hms canterbury. Warrior is shallow and a old nice wreck. if the day is cloudy I'd skip it cause its cold and not that nice. The canterbury is deep so watch your deco time.

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CraigJohnston, Owner at Paihia Dive, responded to this review

Hi Mambo, Thanks for coming out diving with us and taking the time to review us! The Rainbow Warrior is a pretty cool wreck. It's covered in marine life and colour and has a story like no other. Yep, it's winter time so the water temp is 15c. We make sure everyone knows this before hand, and we have nice... More 

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

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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