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Paihia Dive

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Paihia, New Zealand
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About Paihia Dive
Paihia Dive is the best little dive shop in the Bay of Islands and it’s our pleasure to show you all the underwater wonders of this beautiful part of NZ. We offer trips to the spectacular Rainbow Warrior aboard our fully equipped dive RIB 'Aka Maru', which takes only 7 minutes from the shore to reach the dive site. Dive The HMNZS Canterbury, New Zealand’s last Frigate to be purpose sunk for diving. Sunk 11 years ago, she is covered in jewel anemones and sponges. This wreck is massive and well worth diving! Dive the Bay of Islands with the longest running dive charter operation. Paihia Dive has been taking divers under since 1978, and Craig has been diving in the Bay for 25 years. For a true local experience join Paihia Dive for a day diving. Learn to dive with the best! Paihia Dive is a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre. All our dive courses are taught by experienced instructors, and the classes are nice and small. Start your Open Water Course today!
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Matthieu V wrote a review Aug 5
Palmerston North, New Zealand5 contributions
Excellent experience (again) doing our Wreck Speciality with Dive Paihia! Anemone spawning time (full moon very end of June, beg July), so totally recommended. Thanks again for a great time with you guys. Sorry, but...we will be back :)
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Stephen wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand91 contributions37 helpful votes
On a recent dive trip the team took me and our group to the wreck of HMNZS Canterbury in deep water cove. While I've been to the wreck before, this was my first experience with Paihia Dive and I wasn't disappointed. From the moment I arrived at the shop service was warm and
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Date of experience: July 2020
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RG_alifeoftravels wrote a review Jun 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand17 contributions8 helpful votes
The weather and visibility was perfect today. I went out with the crew to dive HMNZS Canterbury. An incredible experience. So much life swimming in and around the ship. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and will take very good care of you. Thank you for a fantastic
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Craig J, Owner at Paihia Dive
Responded Jul 3, 2020
Thanks for joining us on such a lovely day for a dive. It truely is the winterless north when we get days like that! See you soon for the Rainbow Warrior dive. :-)
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Nora T wrote a review Mar 2020
London9 contributions
We had an amazing time diving the Rainbow Warrior. It was a deep adventure dive for us and our instructor Mike was great - he kept an eye on everyone and made us feel very comfortable so we enjoyed the dives very much. The rest of the team were also very friendly and
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Agnes wrote a review Mar 2020
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Supergreat company. Amazing divingsites and instructors. Would highly recommend. Very friendly and great lunch aswell.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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