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Northland Dive

#5 of 89 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Northland Region Features Animals
3851 Russell Rd | Whangaruru, New Zealand
+64 9-433 6633
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Awesome dive!!!

We expierenced our first dive with Northland Dive after completing our open water diving licence... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sören S
Fantastic diving and accommodation!

I'm just back from another trip to Northland Dive! After years of diving in NZ, it still has to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bevan J
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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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Completed 5 dives over two days, world class dive sites supported by world class hosts. Great place to stay and they will really look after you

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Great hospitality, superb facilities and plain honest experience has led to the best possible diving experience in the area, without a doubt!

Thank Seán T
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Whilst seeming to be far away from the water, as Northland Dive is situated inland surrounded by farmland, bush and a river, and no phone/wifi reception, you are in actual fact only about 6km from where we launched the awesomely named boats "Spectre" and "007"....More

Thank SeaAngel001
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Had and enjoyable stay here at Northland Dive lodge and just an incredible dive out at deep water cove! Julia and Shane provided awesome hospitality for us and a beautiful roast and provided me with some delicious vegan options for my grumpy vegan self! The...More

Thank jessicarose372
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We stayed at Northland Dive with our Advanced Open Water course at the end of February. Julia and Shane run such a smooth, professional operation, while making you feel right at home at the same time. We felt so well looked after all round- cosy...More

Thank JulieSeverin
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Just had the best diving experience I've had in NZ. Bay of islands is a stunning location and Julia and Shane have a great operation there. The diving was lots of fun with friendly fish, colorful anemones and the impressive Canterbury wreck. Everything was well...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I've dived with Northland Dive 5 times now and I always look forward to returning! Shane and Julia and their staff showcase my favourite dive sites on the planet. The trips run so smoothly and the team pay such attention to detail so that divers...More

Thank Anne H
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