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“Great day diving!”
Review of Dive North

Dive North
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Kerikeri
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Dive North offer fantastic dive trips in the Bay of Islands with free pick ups in Paihia and Kerikeri so you can explore NZ's subtropical paradise! Catering specifically for the diver, we also offer onsite B & B, great lunches including legendary home made Lemon Cake and two great dive boats with full cover from the elements, for you to relax in while cruising the Bay of Islands. Come and join our most popular dive trips; exploring ship wrecks Rainbow Warrior and HMNZS Canterbury and the beautiful reefs too! Based in the heart of the Bay of Islands, we are the only operator who does the Divers Big Day Out - dive both wrecks (Rainbow Warrior & HMNZS Canterbury) in one day! Only 1 day to dive? Advanced diver or more? Then our unique Divers Big Day Out! trip is the answer. Learn to dive in the best hands with PADI and SSI courses, all dives in the sea from the boat - no chlorine pools and floating plasters here! Open Water courses just take 3 days and Advanced Open Water just 2 days and you get to dive both the wrecks as part of your course! Personal service, great customer care and highly professional - Dive North; NZ Wide Diving Winners 2012 & 2013 and Certificate of Excellence 2014 winners - book now and experience the Dive North difference!
Reviewed April 7, 2014

These guys run an awesome operation and are lucky to have such a beautiful spot to work in everyday!!
Super friendly staff, great spots to dive and great value for 2 dives and a day out on the water. Thanks to Dave and the team we appreciate all your help, will definitely be back!!!

Thank teresaannalesh
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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2014

Hey Teresa! Thanks so much for your great review! We're stoked you had such a great day and we'd love to see you back again for some more diving! Anytime! thanks, Sue & Dave

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Reviewed April 3, 2014

We found this dive trip to be very professionally managed. The staff were happy and extremely helpful. They went out of their way to make our trip enjoyable. We appreciated the super thick wetsuits which we didn't know we needed and they didn't charge us to borrow. I would only say that the lunch could be better ie.a piece of lettuce on burger? And organisation in the morning could be better as we could have been sleeping instead of waiting there over an hour. Perhaps meet people at the boat?

Thank Mandy D
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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2014

Thank you for your review Mandy and your critique, it is very useful. You are right, we could add some lettuce / tomato etc to the BBQ lunch, it's typically been a Kiwi 'burger and snag' lunch but maybe it's time to upgrade it!

I'm sorry you had to wait in the morning, some divers do take longer to get kitted up (and it doesn't help if they arrive late) but as you had your own gear we could have met you later. We do meet some divers at the boat but on reflection as we lent you wet-suits it was probably just as well we met at the shop first.

Thank you again for your feedback, we look forward to seeing you again. Thanks Sue & Dave

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Fantastic day out with the friendly Dive North team diving the HMS Canterbury. Highly recommended for diving around Paihia

Thank Robert S
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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Thanks Robert, glad you all enjoyed your day diving with us - hope to see you again for the Rainbow Warrior!

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Dave & Sue @ Dive North are two of the nicest, friendliest, most helpful people you could hope to meet. We booked a dive/accommodation combo package because the B&B set-up was such EXCEPTIONAL value. Unfortunately an unexpected change in circumstances meant we didn't actually get to do any diving off their boat :-( but they took charge of arranging an alternative so this caused us no hassle. And they made us feel so welcome & relaxed in their home that we happily stayed according to the original plan. We intend to head to back to the Bay of Islands for another stay & when we do we'll be going back to Dive North too.

Thank kiwilizd
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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Thank you so much for your feedback, we truly appreciate it. We are so disappointed we couldn't take you diving but so look forward to next time!! You are welcome back anytime, so just let us know when and we'll make it happen! best wishes, Dave & Sue

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

I cannot add to others other than to say the professionalism and organisation that is run by Sue and Dave is second to none. The kit, boat, guides are all top notch. I dived the Canterbury and the Rainbow Warrior - two fantastic dives and i can recommend the BBQ! Thanks Silkie for being an awesome dive guide - Phil and Andrea

Thank Phil G
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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Great feedback Phil, thanks so much. It's good to hear the equipment we provide is appreciated and so pleased you enjoyed our Divers Big Day Out! trip. thanks, Sue & Dave

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