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Paihia Dive

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Paihia Dive is the best little dive shop in the Bay of Islands and it’s our pleasure to show you all the underwater wonders of this beautiful part of NZ. We offer trips to the spectacular Rainbow Warrior aboard our fully equipped dive RIB 'Aka...more
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Williams rd, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7551
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice staff. Professional dive masters. I divided with own gear but they have everything. Boat was a little bit to crowded but it is understandable. Nice day!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank patrick_krabshuis
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I when diving with Paihia Dive recently. We did two dives with them. One on the wreck of the former HMNZS Canterbury and the other a reef dive at a place called Putahataha Island, both in the New Zealand Bay of Islands....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank grahamer153
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really nice dive day, unfortunately the rainbow warrior wasn't possible that day cause of the weather but had great fun at the Canterbury wreck. Crew was nice and relaxed, definitely recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Sebastian K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Paihia during a cruise and when we got off the ship we went straight to the dive shop. We didn't have a reservation, so we thought it was a long shot that we'd get to dive, but when we arrived Craig said they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank kdbless
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first dive after getting certified and I couldn't have felt better taken care of! The staff at the shop were helpful in fitting me with gear, including setting up my computer. On the way out to Deep Water Cove we had dolphins...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank sestaller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow!! I really had a great time with them! The crew were incredibly helpful and made a low-pressure environment which made all of the dives incredible. We got to see some amazing sights and ran into some dolphins and penguins on the way out. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank japnian4life .
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff is enthusiast and efficient. They have good equipment...Bcd's with integrated weight pockets and the wetsuit are good...not tired at all. They work really hard. One of the divers lost her computer after climbing into the rib and staff went looking for it during lunchbreak.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 10eker2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend the whole team at Paihia Dive! Very easy check in and equipment set up, and Stu was an incredible skipper and guide for the day. Dived the Rainbow Warrior in the morning, lunch on the beach then a lovely little reef in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Emily B
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

This was our second New Zealand dive trip. We’re intermediate divers with numerous various dives in different countries. Here’s the pros and cons: Pros: 1) Stu was fantastic. He was captain and dive master. Funny, knowledgeable, and took the time to point out various marine...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RuthAnnW_11
Reviewed 5 January 2019

They are well organized with good dive gear. Experience on the boat was great with knowledgeable dive instructors. Dive sights were nice locations with plenty of good sea life to see. Sight seeing to and from the harbor was icing on the cake!

Date of experience: January 2019
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7 November 2017|
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Response from CraigJohnston | Property representative |
Hi, We do daily dive trips to the wrecks and reefs of the bay of islands. All our trips are day trips. If you are interested in doing liveaboard dive trips Dive! tutukaka runs a boat from Tutukaka diving the Poor... More
28 January 2017|
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Response from CraigJohnston | Property representative |
Hi Mike, Thanks for getting ingredients contact. We do a great two day package that gets you a dive on each wreck and two reef dives. It's $449.00 for the 2 days including all gear. Just send us an email an we can book... More
24 December 2016|
Response from CraigJohnston | Property representative |
Hi Ed, We dive and snorkel the Bay of islands. You need to get to Tutukaka for the Poor Knights. Cheers, Craig