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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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DiveHQWellington wrote a review Oct 4
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With 7 dives in 3 days our group had a great trip with Craig and his staff who went out of their way to make sure we had a fabulous time. We headed out on both of their boats to dive several reefs along with the Rainbow Warrior & Canterbury Wrecks. They were very knowledgeable about the dive sites, the marine life and the local restaurants :)
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Date of experience: October 2021
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RubyEM233 wrote a review May 2021
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My partner and I did our PADI Open Water Dive Certs through Paihia Dive. The crew were amazing and the dive locations were beautiful! Thank you for introducing us to a new world. We look forward to diving with you again in the near future!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Spynz wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland 2 contributions
These guys run a really good dive operation. Had a couple of great dives, and was stoked to see they include a bunch of really good photos from your trip at no additional cost. Great day :).
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Craig J, Owner at Paihia Dive
Responded Apr 11, 2021
Hi Guys, Glad you had a great day out with us diving! Stoked you liked the photos :-) We can't guarantee photos of you diving or the quality of them, so we do it for free. Hope to see you back soon for some more dives.
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Kiwijaz_at_large wrote a review Mar 2021
Lower Hutt, New Zealand16 contributions5 helpful votes
What a great day under the water with Craig and Eliza. Got to dive on the Canterbury then explore the cave at Putahataha Island. Very friendly and professional staff (even when I managed to loose a weight pocket out of my BCD). Looking forward to coming back and diving some more with the team
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Date of experience: March 2021
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wwm2017 wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand18 contributions8 helpful votes
I did the Wreck and Reef trip with Paihia Dive and it was a fantastic day out. I decided to hire gear (instead of bringing it from Christchurch) and the gear was all very good. I really enjoyed both dives - the wreck was fascinating and the reef had some of the best fish-life I've seen in NZ. Craig, Eliza and Dhruv were all excellent - many thanks. We were sent a link to some photos taken on the day - an unexpected bonus. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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