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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...more
3851 Russell Road | Whangaruru, Hikurangi 0184, New Zealand
+64 9-433 6633
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

My partner and I spent a night at their grounds with our Campervan and did two dives the following day. The organisation/equipment and diving was excellent and very professional. The couple running Nortlsnd Dive, Julia and Sean, are great hosts and super friendly! We’ve done...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tom V
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Shane and Julia look after you like family and take you to New Zealand's best dive sites, ranging from diving the wreck of the Canterbury to a liveaboard at the Poor Knight Islands. I would rate Northland Dive a 6 out of 5 if there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ahalliwell642
Reviewed 23 October 2018

A group of us had 5 nights with Shane & Julia, to experience the best of Dive Northland, and it was more than I could have asked for! The accommodation was excellent - comfortable, warm, and well set up for both socialising and relaxing after...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank erd22
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We recently visited northland dive and it was one of the best experiences we have had! Very comfortable accommodations, delicious food prepared every day, and absolutely incredible dive sites! Julie, Shane and Adam were so much fun, made us feel at home and very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JessicaF5263
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic operation and excellent diving. This is the best way to dive the ex-hmnzs Canterbury and Bay of Islands. Backpacker style accommodation both bunk rooms and private rooms available. Food is great. Great place to spend time with friends.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We had two days of fun dives at the Canterbury Wreck and Danger Rocks. Thanks heaps Julia, Adam and Shane.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed at northland dive for 3 days (2 dive days). On the first dive day we had horrible weather but we went diving anyway and the 2 reef dives were beautiful!! I really enjoyed it. On the second dive day we did two wreck...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We did our advanced open water diving certificate here and it was a really great experience. Everyone at Northland Dive are super friendly and knowledgeable and definitely made you feel comfortable at every step of your learning. What puts this dive school well above quite...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TravellingLo2017
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Northland Dive lodge is more of a upmarket lodge then a cow shed. Shane and Julia really know how to look after a group, with better food then we eat at home, very well set up dive boats, some of the best dive sites in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tursty
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Was an awesome place to do my advanced! Both Shane and Julia were so lovely and our instructors were awesome! Got to do 5 dives and two of them were of the canterbury wreck! Highly recommend diving with these guys!

Date of experience: May 2018
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