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“Great Advanced Course!” 5 of 5 stars
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Dive North
1512 Springbank Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
+64 9-402 5369
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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!
Windsor, Canada
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“Great Advanced Course!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Not much to say about this company that probably hasn't been said already! Dave and Sue are extremely nice, and my instructor (who apparently went home shortly after) was very good as well. Small groups allow everyone to get to know each other and have better attention and quality from the instructors. I swapped to Dive North after being screwed around by Paihia Dive and couldn't be happier about it. Dave made it a priority to bring us to both wrecks during the 2 days of the course! Thanks Dive North!

Visit was in March 2012.

Visited August 2012
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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Their loss was our gain as you were great to have on the boat and explore the wrecks with. Our focus is to make it happen for our divers so to hear you're stoked is perfect! Come back anytime and share the word about Dive North!
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Under the SEA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Earlier this year my husband and I had the opportunity to finish our open water dive course with Dive North and it was absolutely fantastic. The shop is great (NEW and full of everything you'd ever need), the people awesome and we felt not only well taken care of professionally but became friends in just the one day. We would recommend to anyone wanting to dive up North NZ to look these people up first!!! Looking forward to going back soon and will be diving with DIVE NORTH for sure! :-) :-)

Visited March 2013
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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
It was our pleasure to complete your Open Water courses for you, you now have all the skills to dive safely over and over again! Come up and take your Advanced courses when you're ready - then you can dive the Canterbury and Rainbow Warrior too!
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“Great Dive with DiveNorth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We took the opportunity of a visit to the whanau in Kerikeri to organize a day with Dave and Co.
We had an amazing diving adventure.
Safety first but also lot of fun.Limited number of divers makes the trip a must do before you decide to kick the bucket.
Dave is an amazing instructor full of knowledge about the Bay of Islands and beyond.
Did dive on the Canterbury, still have to do the Rainbow Warrior.
We would recommend the place to every serious diver, great ambiance, always a smile on faces.
And the welcoming of the four legged person is one you do not forget.
Winter is one of the best time to dive NZ as water though a bit cooler is calm most days and visibility fantastic.
Go and see Dave he deserves the detour.

Visited March 2013
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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Thanks so much for the recommendation! We love your advice to dive with us before you 'kick the bucket'!! Couldn't agree more, there's too much amazing stuff to see underwater - to miss out would be a tragedy. See you again!
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“Dive North”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Had an awesome time diving with Dave and Mark, they were both very knowledgeable and looked after us very well on the boat and whilst diving. Really enjoyed diving the Rainbow Warrior and the HMS Canterbury, blew me away that is for sure! Both Dave and Sue were very friendly and open and we all enjoyed staying with them in Kerikeri as well as with their awesome dog Mutley! Highly recommend:)

Visited May 2013
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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Thanks Lydia! We appreciate your feedback and are so glad you had a great time diving with us. We look forward to seeing you again! cheers, Sue & Dave
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“DiveNorth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Really enjoyed my days diving with Dave Jody and Mark, just wish I could have had more time. Planned well in advance from the UK and Sue was sooooo helpful with all my emails and questions......
Dave was informative and interesting with all his information about the places we went, it's good to know more about the places we visit.....
The diving was great and I got to see the Rainbow Warrior which, due to bad weather looked a bit dubious right up to the last...
Also the homemade lemon cake, thanks to Sue,was great......

Visited May 2013
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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thank you Janet for your review, we really appreciate it. It was good fun having you onboard with us and we're so pleased we could dive the Rainbow Warrior! Thanks again Janet, best wishes, Sue & Dave
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