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Dive North

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Address: 1512 Springbank Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-402 5369
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Dive North offer fantastic dive trips in the Bay of Islands with free...

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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2 day dive

Visited Dive North to go diving with the team to help me decide if I wanted to do my divemasters ticket with them. A definite YES!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Trish T
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Dive North to go diving with the team to help me decide if I wanted to do my divemasters ticket with them. A definite YES!

Thank Trish T
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had 2 great days doing my Advanced Open Water with Dan, Katie and Dave. Dan is a knowledgeable instructor who pointed out the right points for me to pay attention to. I always felt safe and relaxed in the water with him by my side. Skipper Dave led us to the nicest diving spots in the area and brought us... More 

Thank Steven G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the best diving I have ever done with Dave and Katie! The reef had great visibility and the wreck was absolutely fantastic. My husband did his open water course and Dan was friendly and professional. The instructors were all great at giving the personal touch and making sure that everyone felt comfortable.

Thank Elizabeth F
Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and component staff, nice weather, calm sea, an amazing wreck to do your specialty and fresh pancakes to top off two great days of diving. What else could you ask for?

Thank Christian R
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic day with Dave, Katie and Dan The diving spot was at the Canterbury, with Dan giving great stories regarding the bays and coves when travelling out to the dive site. I was buddied up with Katie for my dives and she was very patient giving my limited number of dives I've been on - each dive was well planned... More 

Thank Ross T
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I did my advanced OW with Dan and Dave. I'm a bit of a wimp, but I felt really safe the whole time. I never thought I'd be comfortably diving wrecks and caves! The teaching was patient and professional, and the gear is high standard. The pancakes cooked aboard are a serious bonus.

Thank 270noname
Kamas, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We did two dives with Dan (Dive master) and Dave (captain). We had a bit of a snafu the morning of the dives and they were both SO accommodating! Our first dive was around a small island and into a cave. Neither of us are 100% used to water this cold (15 degrees this day) so this first, shorter, shallower... More 

Thank brooklyndc3
Kerikeri, New Zealand
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Dan is really nice and professional. Really enjoyed the time with him. Dave seams a bit sad and annoying. Maybe he is an alright person but having a rough time. They charge 50 dollars more than waipapa dive zone. They dont do the pool dive for certain reasons. But for me, pool dive maybe a better start for new divers.... More 

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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 

Thank Johanna M
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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 

Thank Julien S

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