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Address: 1512 Springbank Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-402 5369
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Description: Dive North offer fantastic dive trips in the Bay of Islands with free pick...
Dive North offer fantastic dive trips in the Bay of Islands with free pick ups in Paihia and Kerikeri so you can explore NZ's subtropical paradise! Catering specifically for the diver, we also offer onsite B & B, great lunches including legendary home made Lemon Cake and two great dive boats with full cover from the elements, for you to relax in while cruising the Bay of Islands. Come and join our most popular dive trips; exploring ship wrecks Rainbow Warrior and HMNZS Canterbury and the beautiful reefs too! Based in the heart of the Bay of Islands, we are the only operator who does the Divers Big Day Out - dive both wrecks (Rainbow Warrior & HMNZS Canterbury) in one day! Only 1 day to dive? Advanced diver or more? Then our unique Divers Big Day Out! trip is the answer. Learn to dive in the best hands with PADI and SSI courses, all dives in the sea from the boat - no chlorine pools and floating plasters here! Open Water courses just take 3 days and Advanced Open Water just 2 days and you get to dive both the wrecks as part of your course! Personal service, great customer care and highly professional - Dive North; NZ Wide Diving Winners 2012 & 2013 and Certificate of Excellence 2014 winners - book now and experience the Dive North difference!
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Did 2 trips with Dive North - can offer nothing but praise. As others have said: excellent kit, great staff (Dave, Katie & Dan), concise dive briefings. Thanks esp to Katie for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Did 2 trips with Dive North - can offer nothing but praise. As others have said: excellent kit, great staff (Dave, Katie & Dan), concise dive briefings. Thanks esp to Katie for guiding inside HMNZS Canterbury - she was completely right in saying that this is a wreck dive for people who aren't particularly enthusiastic about wreck diving - great... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our time spent with Dave, Sue, Dan, and Katie was a blast. We chose the homestay package that they offer, so all we had to do was drive up from Auckland after work on Friday and head to their shop in Kerikeri. They were super flexible with our arrival time and made us feel at home from the second we... More 

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely feedback Jon and Brynnan, it was lovely to host you and take you diving with us and so pleased you enjoyed it as much as we did. Best wishes from the Team. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I was disapointed about both dives. 1. Dive: (HMNZS canterbury wreck) We were diving around the deck of the wreck. My expectations were a lot higher, I thought we would be going into the wreck. It wasn't very colorful. It wasn't worth the money... 2.dive: (White Reef) Not a lot of fish to see and the dive was rushed... the... More 

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Luis, however we are somewhat confused by your comments. When you first met our instructor Katie, you told her you weren't really into marine life; you preferred fresh water diving (the first diver we've met who doesn't like life in the ocean) and you preferred to practice your buoyancy during a dive so much so, that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

What a great outfit! I really couldn't ask for more, the staff were friendly but still very professional. The kit was of a good standard, and everything ran very well. All in all I had a really good day and would defiantly dive with them again if I return. Thanks for a good day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have a wonderful experience with your team, especially Dan. During two days PADI course, we appreciate him. Jue and Lei

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

So pleased you had a great time with us Jue and Lei - well done completing your PADI Open Water Courses too, Dan is very proud of you both. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Came as an unexperienced swimmer. Never snorkeled or spent much more time under water then the time it takes to come to the surface after a jump. Did my SSI open water course with Katie. After being happy with my experience I did my advanced course and quite a few more dives after that. The staff were always friendly, helpful... More 

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

What better testament than to hear as a non swimmer you have achieved so much and now have a whole new world open to you Elias. You were always great to have onboard and we miss not seeing you now... Happy Diving!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

While in New Zealand I was looking for a place to finish my open water dives. Sue, Dave and Katie you are the best made my trip easy and fun!!! Was able to complete my dives and also work towards new goals. The Inn Keeper was a great boat it had a kitchen on board so they could make hot... More 

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Awanui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Did my PADI open water course with Dive North and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Great team, excellent pancakes and lots of marine life even in shallow water! Would definitely recommend.

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Callaway, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My wife and I did a day diving with the Dive North crew. Dave has a great business in a good location to take you on an array of diving. Dive North has a very well set up Dive shop as well as boats, the crew is top notch and know the area well. You will feel very comfortable with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have had a great time making my open water course at dive north. I have seen a lots of fish already at the beginning in the shallow bay where I trained the technics and later on as well. Good view under water at all dives. Felt pretty comfortable with my diving instructor Katie. She was very calm and patient... More 

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