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Dive North

1512 Springbank Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
+64 9-402 5369
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Ranked #1 of 13 Activities in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

If you want to learn to dive, learn it with Dave's team! Very good equipment, a great vessel and a beautiful dive spot. Without any diving experience I jumped into the cold water and felt comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole Open Water Course. Katie did a fantastic job and taught us patiently the important basic skills of diving. After... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was my first time ever being in sea water let along diving. My instructor was awesome - he literally held my hands when I felt a bit overwhelmed on my first open water dives until I felt comfortable. Would have been better if the course went for a bit longer. However, he made me feel safe at all times.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Just do it. You won't regret it. The dives are really cool. This was my first time diving in cold water and it was very nice to have quality gear suitable to handling the cold water.

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Kevin, you were great fun on the boat and gaining your Advanced Open Water a great achievement! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Best dive operation I've encountered. safe, friendly, go the extra mile. The DI's really knew their stuff and helped calm anxious divers. Priced fair and I defiantly felt like I was getting a bargain. they even sent us home with photos. Had my 1 year old in day care and they adjusted the dive time so we could get back... More

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thanks so much Rebekah, your feedback is invaluable and we're so pleased you achieved your Advanced certificate with us and that you chose us for your course. Happy diving! More

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Had a nice weekend at Kerkeri. The weather was not kind so only one dive day but the Canterbury wreck and cave were fantastic. Staying in Sue and Dave's home was great value and gave the weekend a very personalised feel.

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Phil and understanding with the ‘changeable’ weather! It was such a shame we couldn’t dive the second day but so good that the first day was a good one! More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Really great day. Sue organised it, Dave skippered us and showed us the sights on the way to the dive site. Dan led the dive finding all the good stuff and taking some nice photos too. All very professional- good quality kit - kept me nice and warm - and a good strong dive boat too. Great stuff.

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thank you Phil for your feedback, we’re really pleased you enjoyed the whole day, and especially the diving! Thanks again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Sue and Dave were great! Me and a few friends studied abroad in Australia for a couple months and after this we decided to visit New Zealand for a week as well. After scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef in AUS, we wanted to also scuba dive in NZ. After arriving in Auckland at night, we Googled some dive shops... More

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to organize a great days diving for you all. We love showing the area off and just like an excuse to get out there and get wet too! We’re glad you liked the pancakes too, it’s a new addition to our dive trips on the Inn Keeper and proving to be popular! Thanks again for diving... More

Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We showed up unannounced and shared the day with some Open Water trainees with whom we could not yet dived. Dive Norther organised very well the day so that we got the most out of it, both in the water and outside.

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for fitting in around the course, we appreciate it. We're glad you had a good day too and got to dive the Bay of Islands. Best wishes Dave and Sue More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We had a great day with dive north.our instructor Dan was very patient and made sure we knew what we were doing before we went near the water.he's very easy on the eye also which helps😉 would definitely recommend them if you're interested in doing a dive in bay of islands.

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review girls, we're delighted you had a good day out with us and that Dave and Dan looked after you well! More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Thanks to Dave, Sue & Dan. Your hospitality & outstanding pancake making capabilities make for an excellent ocean adventure. Dan, also makes not a bad cup of joe. Seriously, Dave made sure we got the most out of each and every dive. His local knowledge was excellent and nothing seemed too much trouble. Only boat I've been on where on... More

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

We thoroughly enjoyed taking you all out for two great days and an even more exciting night dive!! Glad the pancakes and drinks went down well too! Looking forward to next time! More

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