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Paihia Dive

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Amazing wreck dive

Great dive at the Canterbury wreck and at the reef. The team is very friendly and professional... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brussels, Belgium
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Excellent service, excellent staff/management, excellent diving - couldn't fault it :-)

Have just spent two days with Craig and Red diving the Rainbow Warrior then excellent reef on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great dive at the Canterbury wreck and at the reef. The team is very friendly and professional, they gave good briefing about the safety and what we were going to see. It was so nice to go inside the wreck and we saw many fishes...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just spent two days with Craig and Red diving the Rainbow Warrior then excellent reef on Saturday, then the Canterbury and a second excellent reef on Sunday - what a nice professional yet relaxed operation. I have dived many parts of the world and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first deep dive, and my first dive in New Zealand. Thanks to Craig, who helped me to manage my anxiety and Ben, my physical challenges, I had an awesome day. At nearly 60, I'm determined to keep diving regularly but couldn't do it without...More

Thank redconstance19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been teaching diving in the uk for 10 years. Came here to explore the dive sites. Can not fault the dive centre. Extremely professional whilst also being very welcoming and relaxed. Dived the Canterbury wreck and a beautiful reef in the same bay. We...More

1  Thank Diz18
Reviewed 20 July 2018

I had such an amazing day diving with this company! Ben was especially good at easing any nerves I had and ensuring I had an amazing diving experience. The shipwreck was absolutely phenomenal. I must do activity for any divers! The sea life and views...More

Thank Amelia E
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing day out with the team on a reef and wreck Dive. As we had not been down to 30m before, the team were more than happy to make the wreck Dive part of our advanced open water training. They were...More

1  Thank Dean M
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing diving day with Paihia Dive! It was my great deep dive and Craig made sure we were all doing ok and enjoying our dive at the Canterbury. We were lucky and saw dolphins and a seal from the boat. After the second...More

2  Thank sophiejong
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Did two days diving here - HMS Canterbury & reef, and Rainbow Warrior & reef. I've dived in quite a few places abroad - Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns, Phuket, Jebu Island, Sardinia, France,Portugal, Ireland etc but this was actually teh best managed dive centre I...More

2  Thank BinDereDoneDat
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We had great weather and 2 great reef dives. Very thoughtful guides and crew. Loved the beanbags on the bow

Thank jwoodrong
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I have done both my open water and advanced open water course with Craig and his team. The team are friendly and have a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of diving. I have dived the rainbow warrior and canterbury wrecks with Paihia Dive as...More

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7 November 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
28 January 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
24 December 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