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Paihia Dive

Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 38 activities in Paihia
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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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Without a doubt some of the best diving I've ever done, with some of the friendliest and most attentive professionals I've ever met. Craig and his team run a fantastic shop, and with their help I was able to enjoy some of the stunning beauty that only New Zealand can offer. This was my first experience with wreck diving, and... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Awesome day from start to finish. Relaxed feel to everything, lovely friendly staff who were very knowledgable, helpful and fun! Great dives, felt safe , good gear and very informed In the briefing. Comfortable trip and awesome day! Definatly would dive with these guys again!!!

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Tutukaka, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

5 stars for the dives (Canterbury wreck and Putahataha island) / 5 étoiles pour les plongées 5 stars for the crew: professionnal and friendly / 5 étoiles pour l'équipe: professionelle et sympa 5 stars for the marine life / 5 étoiles pour la vie marine (5 stars for the music on board too :)!/ et 5 étoiles pour la musique... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A really wonderful dive team with fantastic locations available to those diving with them. I had a truly amazing day out with Paihia Dive. From the very first contact with them at the shop I was impressed with their attention to detail -they carefully checked my old equipment, and anything I was lacking in, they were easily able to issue... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Paihia dive are a very friendly, professionally ran dive centre. All staff are keen to ensure a good experience is had. Of course the wrecks are well worth a visit however there is a lot of interesting reef diving opportunities around the various islands too.

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I had a great time with the team. I felt safe at all times. As a new diver this was very important to me. I can defitnetley recommend Paihia Dive! Thanks for a great day - I wish I had more time to dive here in New Zealand.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We booked our dive at the last minute for the last stop of our NZ cruise. The Paihia Dive team was very responsive to set everything up, including pick-up from our tender dock. My 11-year-old had just become jr. open water certified. Craig, Tanya and Craig's son all made him feel very comfortable aboard the boat and below the water.... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My wife and I went on two dives with Paihia Dive - a reef dive and the Canterbury wreck dive. We came to Bay of Islands by cruise ship, and were picked up promptly by Jacob after coming by tender boats. We were promptly fitted for all the gear - which were in fine working condition. As we were not... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I went to Pahia Dive for my PADI Advanced Open Water certification. I only had a couple of dives before (7 to be precise), so I was still a little anxious about the dives, especially considering a first deep dive, and a first wreck dive (NZ Canterbury). To overcome my anxiety, I need a team that is both serious (to... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Did two dives in a day, one on a reef and another on The Rainbow Warrior wreck. The staff were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. All equipment was good quality and in top condition. The trip was great fun and the provided packed lunch was excellent.

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