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Northland Dive

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3851 Russell Rd | Whangaruru, New Zealand
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4 days diving with the best

Northland Dive lodge is more of a upmarket lodge then a cow shed. Shane and Julia really know how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tursty
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Advanced Dive Course

Was an awesome place to do my advanced! Both Shane and Julia were so lovely and our instructors... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Holly M
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Tursty
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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!

Thank Holly M
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Myself and some classmates went to Shane and Julia's place to complete multiple diving certifications. They took us to mean sites, with proper, good quality equipment. Then when we got back we got a mean feed, great chill time (totally agree with having no wifi...More

Thank darransp
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Had a fantastic 3 days staying at Northland Dive. As part of our AOW PADI course we did some great diving all around the bay of islands which boasted many spectacular dive sites- especially the Canterbury Wreck. Northland Dive provided delicious home cooked meals, Julie...More

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

I visited Shane and Julia's slice of paradise while on a trip to complete my AOW PADI course. I'm not sure I could have picked a better place. The accommodation is amazing, it seems like they have a room style of every eventuality, dorms, singles,...More

Thank Mightymurph
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

My pal and me had the best time with this company! There was a great, homely, welcoming vibe when we arrived to amazing homecooked food and a great night of card games. All the diving equipment was perfect and the dive sites we went to...More

Thank Matt D
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Spot on down to earth dive tour. No complaints. 5 star. Perfect for eveyone and anyone willing to experience diving in the Bay of Islands

Thank Jackson C
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Spend 3 days with 12 boys as part of our advanced open water certification and it was the best diving we have done, exploring the Canterbury and even seeing whales. Couldn't have asked for better hosts or food thanks Shane and Julia.

Thank Luca C
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved this trip! Great diving and great hospitality from Shane and Julia! Delicious homecooked meals, brilliant setup in a perfect location! Northland Dive should definitely be on your bucket list! Thanks Julia&Shane see you next time

Thank Stephanie T
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Nothing beats great weather and fantastic diving! This is made all the more enjoyable when dealing with a professional and experienced dive operator. As part of Global Dive wreck course we spent three days diving the Rainbow Warrior and the Canterbury (F421) wrecks with Northland...More

Thank David B
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