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Northland Dive

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Address: 3851 Russell Rd | Whangaruru, New Zealand
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+64 9-433 6633

New Zealand - Bay of Islands only purpose built Dive lodge, meals, gear...

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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Waiheke High school Dive Trip

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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Waiheke Island, New Zealand

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 dive spots are very nice with great visibility! Lovely place to be and lovely people... More 

Thank jessicarose372
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 accommodation, great people, yummy food, safe and fun diving. Definitely coming back for more, and... More 

Thank JulieSeverin
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 explained, the hire gear was great (kept me nice and warm) and the food was... More 

Thank Chris A
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 just have everything they need in way of support. Accommodation is so much fun too,... More 

Thank Anne H
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have just had an enjoyable Easter weekend in the "winterless north". Shane and Julia are laid back, welcoming hosts. The food is awesome - simple but tastes great - and perfect after a day of diving. Accommodation nicely set out with plenty of space. There is no cell phone reception or wifi there (I regard this as a good thing,... More 

Thank centralpinotlover
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My students and I had a wonderful stay at Northland Dive with Julia and Shane. We were confident in their experienced care and invaluable local knowledge. Their hospitality was genuine.

Thank Maria H
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shane, Julia and the team at Northland Dive are amazing. We had 8 people doing the advanced course and Tats and laura did an amazing Job instructing us and looking after all of us. The highlight was defiantly diving the Canterbury Wreck and who better to dive it with than the people to sank it.

Thank Johanna P
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hospitality, warm homely lodge, very professional team! The dive sites are amazing and was very lucky with the weather.

Thank Michelle S
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017

These guys really know how to look after you, amazing hosts. Shane and Julia are so friendly and are full of knowledge. Great accomodation. Clean, tidy, warm and very homely. Excellent space to look after your dive gear. Regarding the diving, they know of all the great areas to go to and what you will find there. Highly recommended.

Thank sashafowler
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

What can I say about these guys except WOW!!! Shane and Julia operate such an impressive operation and are such lovely hosts. I recently had the pleasure of spending a couple of days/nights at their lodge where they really make you feel like family. The diving is incredible! Shane took us you to fantastic diving sites in the Bay of... More 

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