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Address: 1512 Springbank Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-402 5369
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Very good dive spot !

2 great days with Dan and Dave! They are patient and you can learn a lot from them, they make you very comfortable, like a small family ! If you want to ear nice and funny... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

2 great days with Dan and Dave! They are patient and you can learn a lot from them, they make you very comfortable, like a small family ! If you want to ear nice and funny stories or eat delicious pancakes, you are on the right place too ! We dived in 2 amazing wrecks, the rainbow warrior and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It was really easy to arrange a dive for my whole party (5 people), and the two instructors were really nice for the whole trip. It is really worth your money ($225 for the whole day on the boat and two dives). The boat weighs anchor from the Paihia Harbour. It was my first dive and the initiation went really... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I took the PADI OWD with Dive North after reading many great reviews on them. It is all true starting with the professional and individual approach to the good fun when it comes to diving. You have a chance to proceed with the theoretical course on your own pace and as soon as you decide that you are ready for... More 

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We loved teaching you to dive Lukasz and know you'll have fun diving wherever you go in the world now. Dan is a great teacher isn't he, so thorough and fun too! Thanks again Lukasz! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A great company that gives you the opportunity to discover different diving spots, an experienced shop that provides a hugh range of diving courses and products for all diving levels. Don't forget to ask for a cup of tea!

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Hey Simon, thanks so much for the review and so happy you enjoyed the Dive North experience (especially Dave's great cup of tea!!), Cheers! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Excellent company to dive with, I did the 2 day dive special and would happily do so again. The staff went above and beyond to provide a superb experience

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Sweet as bro! Come diving again - we'll show you some more great things! More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of diving with Dive North out of Kerikeri, New Zealand. I also stayed at the owner's, Dave and Sue, home stay for 2 nights. My situation was somewhat unique in that I had a very short time to explore around New Zealand following a long expedition on board an oceanographic research vessel. I finished work... More 

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It was our absolute pleasure to share with you not only our home but also what a wonderful area the Bay of Islands is to dive. We are passionate about all aspects of our role in providing great dive trips and it's wonderful to see that it shines through and is appreciated. Katie is delighted to hear you enjoyed her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A great experience! The Captain and Crew were awesome! Would recommend Dive North over any others in the area. They went out of their way to make the dive and trip comfortable and fun!!!!!

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Thanks Harold for the great review of our dive trips - good to know we're hitting the mark! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A great family run dive company Sue and Dave make sure you have a great experience along with their dive instructors. I completed my PADI open water qualification with them and had a great experience . While professional they are also very friendly and approachable. . If your around the Bay of Islands, then this is a must do experience,... More 

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Hey Lee, great to hear you had such an awesome time learning to dive with us - come back soon and lets get you're Advanced Open Water nailed too!! More 

Hawkinge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We are very experienced divers who had one day in this part of New Zealand in which to go diving. We contacted Dive North by email in advance and they were very informative and efficient and already gave a very good impression. When we arrived (by cruise ship) they were waiting for us on the dock (our ship was late... More 

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

We're so glad we could include a great dive trip to the Canterbury for you while you were in port in the Bay of Islands. The logistics are not always easy but good planning makes it easy and we're delighted you enjoyed your day with us so much. Thanks Allie! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We spent the day with Dive North diving the Canterbury and a near by reef! The whole package from booking the day with Sue and her advice on the dives to the professionalism of Katie and Dave were great! The Canterbury was an awesome dive, I was a little nervous as I haven't done that many deep dives yet but... More 

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Thanks Amy for your lovely review; Katie, Dave and me (Sue) loved taking you out and sharing the amazing Canterbury wreck too - well done you, a great achievement to dive a wreck so big! More 

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