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Northland Dive

#4 of 90 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Northland Region Features Animals
3851 Russell Rd | Whangaruru, New Zealand
+64 9-433 6633
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Amazing dive!!!

Went up with my dive class, enjoyed some sick dives and some amazing food! Highly recommend, can't... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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diving so good you could swallow a fish whole!! most amzing hosts and stunning dive sights. this is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Whitianga, New Zealand
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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 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.
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3851 Russell Rd | Whangaruru, New Zealand
+64 9-433 6633

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went up with my dive class, enjoyed some sick dives and some amazing food! Highly recommend, can't wait to dive there again. :)

Thank tekurap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

diving so good you could swallow a fish whole!! most amzing hosts and stunning dive sights. this is a must do for all dive enthusiasts!! Thank you so much northland dive you'll be seeing me again for sure!!

Thank albiueemetcalf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Northland Dive is definitely a must do ! Such a great experience and Shane and Julia are very welcoming. Will definitely do again !

Thank natassjakerr
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Diving here was a real treat. The accomodation was tremendous, Shane and Julia were amazing host/hostess and everything was so organised. The food was to die for and they knew how to make company feel welcome! Thank you for everything :)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always have crazy amazing experiences with Shane and Julia best home cooking! Beasty fast boats great to get from A to B. So helpful and welcoming love coming here 😊

Thank Paige T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Northland Dive was an amazing trip. Julia (one of the skippers) was great, I felt like I was in competent hands the entire time. The food and accommodation was fantastic! I highly recommend this trip to anyone who loves to dive - such a...More

Thank Amy8nemo
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Came back to Northland Dive after many years visiting wrecks throughout the Pacific. It is still fabulous; maybe more so as the fish life "on board" has grown markedly and the sea anemones keep on looking like jewels all over the wreck. It is a...More

Thank dan4dd
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We expierenced our first dive with Northland Dive after completing our open water diving licence. We had a great time and we can recommend it to everyone who likes diving. Super friendliy hosts and dive instructors. Lots of fun for a reasonable price.

Thank Sören S
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I'm just back from another trip to Northland Dive! After years of diving in NZ, it still has to be my favourite place to go for a weekend (or more!) in the water. I love diving the Canterbury wreck - it's dynamic, and no two...More

Thank Bevan J
Reviewed 31 May 2017

As part of my Advanced Open Water course, we were lodged at Northland Dive, Shane and Julia were awesome hosts. The boats were super streamlined, a nice lunch, and the dinner was great. Definitely would recommend this place! I'll be back for sure!

Thank stabbish47
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