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Goat Island Dive & Snorkel

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Stopped here to get gear for a snorkel at Goat Island Marine Sanctuary! Staff were friendly and... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Waikato Region, New Zealand
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The Team at Goat island Dive & Snorkel were AWESOME!! Before i even bought the vouchers for the... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
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Welcome to Goat Island Dive & Snorkel. Auckland's #1 underwater adventure offering everything from snorkel and dive hire, scuba dive training and dive trips. We are situated on the Matakana Coast in Leigh, just on the road to New Zealand's first...more
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142a Pakiri Road, Leigh, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
+64 9-422 6925
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here to get gear for a snorkel at Goat Island Marine Sanctuary! Staff were friendly and very helpful and we were rapt with the price to hire Wetsuit, mask,snorkel and flippers $39pp👌

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

The Team at Goat island Dive & Snorkel were AWESOME!! Before i even bought the vouchers for the dive i had contacted them in regards to doing my marriage proposal underwater with them and they were sooo helpful & attentive to my requests and even...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

I had very limited time but was able to go on a group snorkel and had a great time. The water was warmer than expected (19C) so we were warm in our wetsuits for the duration of the tour. Cassie was a great guide and...More

Thank JulesM19
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Headed out on the beginners snorkel class, the whole experience was professional and friendly. Sara and Stone made the whole experience fantastic and gave excellent tips and advice. Recommended.

Thank Lynette A
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The young female staff member was very helpful and friendly when we were hiring our gear and asking questions about snorkeling. Snorkeling at Goat Island is an experience not to be missed. I would recommend this place.

Thank VickiBrooklyn
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

It was an amazing experience. If you want to start diving, this is the place to go. The reserve provides a sheltered, shallow and very safe place for beginner level divers. It is full of marine life, with a lot of friendly and inquisitive BIG...More

Thank Andres G
goatislanddive, Manager at Goat Island Dive & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Hi Andres! Thank you for your kind words, and we are so happy you enjoyed your dive. We had a great time diving with you and look forward to next time! You're welcome back anytime you want! Cheers, Sarah and Tine.

Reviewed April 5, 2018

We're a family of two adults and three young teens, who had a truly superb experience of snorkeling. Sarah was an excellent host: knowledgeable, easy-going, flexible and very competent. She gave us insight into what we were seeing that gave an extra dimension to the...More

Thank TKAMMLondon
Reviewed April 4, 2018

I went for my first Scuba dive last week and man it amazing. So many fish around us and a sting ray laying on the sea bed it was a great way to see what lives in the ocean. It was my first time and...More

Thank RobynA598
Reviewed March 9, 2018

I was a bit concerned about spending a whole hour snorkelling with my young grandson. Our guide, Steve, quickly allayed any fears and was able to balance the differing needs of the total beginners in our group with the more experienced with confidence and a...More

Thank Chui65
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I did a guided snorkel tour with Ashleigh and had a really wonderful experience. It was the first time snorkelling for both of us. Ashleigh was incredibly enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the snorkelling was just amazing. The environment is incredibly beautiful. After...More

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Kevin V
February 17, 2017|
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Response from HappyFins | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kevin, Summer in NZ are Dec to Feb. Winter is from June to Aug. It depends on where in NZ you are for the best diving. If you are in North Island then areas north of Auckland would be the best such as Poor Knights... More
March 28, 2015|
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Response from goatislanddive | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes we are open 4th and 5th. Times available are 12 noon for novice (those who have not snorkelled before and not confident in the water) and 2 p.m. for advanced swimmers i.e. need to be able to swim 200... More