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Paihia Dive

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Paihia Dive in the Bay of Islands is the Far North of New Zealand's premier dive centre and it is our great pleasure to show you all the underwater wonders of this beautiful part of NZ. We offer trips to the spectacular Rainbow Warrior - the jewel...more
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Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7551
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow!! I really had a great time with them! The crew were incredibly helpful and made a low-pressure environment which made all of the dives incredible. We got to see some amazing sights and ran into some dolphins and penguins on the way out. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank japnian4life .
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Staff is enthusiast and efficient. They have good equipment...Bcd's with integrated weight pockets and the wetsuit are good...not tired at all. They work really hard. One of the divers lost her computer after climbing into the rib and staff went looking for it during lunchbreak.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 10eker2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend the whole team at Paihia Dive! Very easy check in and equipment set up, and Stu was an incredible skipper and guide for the day. Dived the Rainbow Warrior in the morning, lunch on the beach then a lovely little reef in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Emily B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second New Zealand dive trip. We’re intermediate divers with numerous various dives in different countries. Here’s the pros and cons: Pros: 1) Stu was fantastic. He was captain and dive master. Funny, knowledgeable, and took the time to point out various marine...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RuthAnnW_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They are well organized with good dive gear. Experience on the boat was great with knowledgeable dive instructors. Dive sights were nice locations with plenty of good sea life to see. Sight seeing to and from the harbor was icing on the cake!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank McGuiver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son & I dived with Paihia Dive on 31/12/18. From the time I booked it with Craig (whilst I was at sea on a cruiseship) Paihia Dive were great! I dived with their divemasters, Laura, on the ex HMNZS Canterbury and with Stu on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Mark A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the time we booked until the end of our dives their service was excellent! Craig was helpful, knowledgeable all while fun during our trip! Highly recommended

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank ivanas603
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had two great double dives over the Christmas period. The staff at Paihia Dive were a pleasure to spend the day with. Stu, Luke and Roy took us out to the HMNZS Canterbury wreck and reef dives and they were brilliant....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Magi M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the initial email enquiries before travelling to NZ and from the moment we got to the Paihia Dive shop to start the day, the owner Craig and his team were professional and well organised. This was our first time scuba diving (with kids 11...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank richhenley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent two days diving with Paihia Dive and loved both days, On the first day we went to the Rainbow Warrior site which was great. The second day this was topped by the MMNZS Canterbury site which was an amazing experience. The marine life...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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November 6, 2017|
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Response from CraigJohnston | Property representative |
Hi, We do daily dive trips to the wrecks and reefs of the bay of islands. All our trips are day trips. If you are interested in doing liveaboard dive trips Dive! tutukaka runs a boat from Tutukaka diving the Poor... More
January 27, 2017|
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Response from CraigJohnston | Property representative |
Hi Mike, Thanks for getting ingredients contact. We do a great two day package that gets you a dive on each wreck and two reef dives. It's $449.00 for the 2 days including all gear. Just send us an email an we can book... More
December 23, 2016|
Response from CraigJohnston | Property representative |
Hi Ed, We dive and snorkel the Bay of islands. You need to get to Tutukaka for the Poor Knights. Cheers, Craig