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Review of Northland Dive

Northland Dive
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Owner description: New Zealand - Bay of Islands only purpose built Dive lodge, meals, gear hire, tank fills including Nitrox & world-class diving all in one beautiful location.Explore the Canterbury Wreck in a sheltered bay, the 113m long Canterbury Wreck rests bolt upright and fully intact. Guided through the wreck with excellent visibility and plenty to see at shallow depths, makes this one of the most accessible wrecks in New Zealand for inexperienced divers. A challenge also awaits for very qualified and experienced diver planning to explore the engine and boiler rooms.Your hosts Shane & Julia instigated the sinking of the former HMNZS Canterbury along with help from friends and family. Our dream became reality on November 3rd 2007.Dive world-class sites Pinnacles, arches, caves, walls, boulders, kelp forests, sponge gardens, abundant schooling fish, vibrantly coloured invertebrates and possible sightings of large pelagic fish. Relax in Northland Dives lodge catering specifically for divers. Our large lounge areas with wood fires in winter are the best place to relax with a drink after your day of diving and before being served up a delicious and plentiful home-cooked meal.
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great people, great food and unreal diving. Been 3 times now gta go again soon.

Thanks for the good times.

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Shane and Julia will always go out of their way to make you feel at home at the Cowshed. The diving is some of the best in New Zealand, if you are lucky you might even see Orca's or Sun fish,Spawning of the Jewel Anemones. So put your orders in and get to the Cowshed. Hope to meet you there.
Thanks Guys for our Home away from Home.

Thank MitchHornJr
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have been to the Cow Shed twice now and both times I have been blown away. It is a great environment to relax in and the diving is superb.

Shane and Julia are fantastic hosts and they cater for all needs. The meals were great and the evening were fun and full of laughs.

The diving itself is really amazing. The wreck is always a fun playground, for all levels of diving.

All I can say is give it a go. You wont be disappointed.

Thank GuntherAdam
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

A what an amazing place, Shane and Julia are a very friendly and welcoming couple. The diving was amazing as ever, the accommodation was very comfortable, the food excellent. They do nitrox! Thanks guys, already looking forward to the next trip..

Thank John M
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was my first time going to Northland Dive, As we arrived at night we were greeted with a warm fire. and a big G'day from Shane we then shook hands and he welcomed us into his palace. he then politely showed us our rooms, after unpacking we sat down for a beer and a cup of tea accompanied with some amazing stories and great yarns. what followed i will remember forever. The next day we got up nice and early geared up and went out on the water. diving the Canterbury Wreck is Awesome. seriously an Amazing dive. the marine life is awesome. we even got to see the seahorse thanks to "nifty" Sam. I would highly recommend coming here, as soon as you walk in the door its like a home away from home. Julia is the sweetest and kindest who is always wearing a smile. can't wait to come back and see you guys and do some more amazing diving.

Thank JamesR-S258
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