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Northland Dive

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3851 Russell Rd | Whangaruru, New Zealand
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Spot on down to earth dive tour. No complaints. 5 star. Perfect for eveyone and anyone willing to... read more

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Jackson C
Fantastic couple of days diving

Spend 3 days with 12 boys as part of our advanced open water certification and it was the best... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Luca C
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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 today

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

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We spent the weekend at Northland Dive, doing our advanced open water course through Global Dive. We had two dives at different sites in Deep Water Cove, one at a local beach for navigation training, and two the next day on the HMNZS Canterbury wreck...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

What a great, relaxed weekend of diving with Shane and Julia. Very professional and well organized. Very professional and well organized from the start and accommodation which feels more like a home away from home. Their knowledge of the dive sites was second-to-none, with clear...More

Thank Stuart F
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We dove the wreck and some caves. Diving was excellent, as were the equipment and guide (Shane). Our schedule had us spending Christmas with Shane, Julia and some of their family. It was enjoyable and very comfortable, one of the highlights of our trip. We...More

Thank ckwigton
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

I had an absolute blast here! The diving is absolutely spectacular, and I've done a bit of diving. The hosts Shane and Julia are very very accommodating (even when the young lad forgets the top half of his wetsuit) and the food (including a fresh...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We dived the Canterbury wreck with Northland. Kit for hire was excellent quality, boats were fast and comfortable. Staff were friendly, organised, very knowledgeable and interesting. Sites were awesome, wreck is accessible to all and made for an unforgettable dive. We have dived all over...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

We were made to feel most welcome by Shane & Julia who were fantastic hosts in all aspects. We have been diving for 20+ years and we were very impressed with the professionalism from start to finish. The accommodation is very clean and home cooked...More

Thank Annette P
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