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Dive North

1512 Springbank Road | State Highway 10, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
+64 9-402 5369
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Ranked #1 of 12 activities in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Award winning dive trips, onsite B & B, great lunches including legendary home made Lemon Cake and the most luxurious dive boat in the Bay of Islands... more » Owner description: Award winning dive trips, onsite B & B, great lunches including legendary home made Lemon Cake and the most luxurious dive boat in the Bay of Islands - are just some of the reasons why we are your 1st choice for diving in the Bay of Islands. Add in our most popular dive trips; exploring ship wrecks Rainbow Warrior and HMNZS Canterbury and you're in for a great time! 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, 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 and 2013. « less
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Amriswil
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Spent a week with Dave and Sue in July 2014. Due to a big storm unfortunately we had very limited diving opportunities but the dives we could do were an awesome experience! I am still a rookie and felt save and well taken care by Dave all the time during our trip! As mentioned, the storm: If the wind blows... More

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thank you so much Markus, we really enjoyed your company; it made a terrible week of weather so much more enjoyable. At least we got to dive the Canterbury and the rest we'll put on hold until next time you're back. Thanks again, Dave & Sue More

Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Dive North have the ability to cater for all levels divers with amazing dive sites. Dave gave a detailed info about the islands and their history on the way out. Their B&B was spacious very comfortable and clean surrounded by beautiful tree lined grounds and is located just behind the dive shop. Sue is committed to providing great customer services... More

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

It was great to host you and take you diving, just such a shame the weather wasn't better for more diving days - but we look forward to seeing you again! Thanks very much for your lovely review too! More

Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Did my open water diver with Dave and his crew. I felt comfortable the whole time I was with them. The instructor explained and showed us all the exercises as often as needed and was always helpful when we had theoretical questions. I completely enjoyed the dives and in the end I got my open water diver licence!!! Dave and... More

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Hey Dom, welcome to the world of certified divers! We loved taking you out and so pleased you achieved your goal of becoming a PADI Open Water Diver - enjoy diving all over the world! More

Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My friends and myself have just spent 2 days diving with Dive North where we dived the Rainbow Warrior, the tunnels and twice on the Canterbury wreck - OUTSTANDING! in all aspects - world class diving. The dives were some of the best with Dave, Sue and Dan providing excellent knowledge on the dive sites and surrounding area. Dave and... More

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Great feedback Billybubbles! Sue and I are stoked to hear you enjoyed your day diving with us so much - we hope to see you again and maybe this time we take you out for a night dive on the Canterbury!! Thanks again. More

Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was the loveliest spent diving in the Bay of Islands with the greatest instructor. Thanks again for your availability and I hope to enjoy a day out with you again some day!

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, we really pleased you enjoyed the day and Tom and Silke's care whilst diving. best wishes, Dave More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Lovely two days diving with Dive North, The Canterbury wreck was amazing to dive on!! Dave know this area very well, full of information on the islands around and the wreck! Will for sure try my best to go back and dive the Rainbow Warrior with this time a Dry suit so I dont freeze!! thank you again very much... More

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Cynthia, you were great company to have onboard and we definitely need to take you to the Rainbow Warrior next time! We'll warm up the dry suit ready for you!! More

New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I first found Dive North over Christmas when I did my Advance Open Water course with them. I have since been back over the Easter break to complete a few more specialty certification. They are well suited to handle all levels of divers and have the right gear/equipment to make your diving experience amazing. They are keen to get you... More

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

It was great to see you again Dave and so pleased your achieved all your Specialties. The pancakes are becoming a real hit too and glad you appreciate the authenticity of REAL Canadian maple syrup! More

Kerikeri, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The crew at DiveNorth really know their stuff. Being relatively new to diving they took me under their wing and i enjoyed the day and felt like I had been diving for years.

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Queenstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

These guys run an awesome operation and are lucky to have such a beautiful spot to work in everyday!! Super friendly staff, great spots to dive and great value for 2 dives and a day out on the water. Thanks to Dave and the team we appreciate all your help, will definitely be back!!!

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Hey Teresa! Thanks so much for your great review! We're stoked you had such a great day and we'd love to see you back again for some more diving! Anytime! thanks, Sue & Dave More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We found this dive trip to be very professionally managed. The staff were happy and extremely helpful. They went out of their way to make our trip enjoyable. We appreciated the super thick wetsuits which we didn't know we needed and they didn't charge us to borrow. I would only say that the lunch could be better ie.a piece of... More

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Mandy and your critique, it is very useful. You are right, we could add some lettuce / tomato etc to the BBQ lunch, it's typically been a Kiwi 'burger and snag' lunch but maybe it's time to upgrade it! I'm sorry you had to wait in the morning, some divers do take longer to get... More

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