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Paihia Dive

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Paihia, New Zealand
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About Paihia Dive
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 Maru', which takes only 7 minutes from the shore to reach the dive site. Dive The HMNZS Canterbury, New Zealand’s last Frigate to be purpose sunk for diving. Sunk 11 years ago, she is covered in jewel anemones and sponges. This wreck is massive and well worth diving! Dive the Bay of Islands with the longest running dive charter operation. Paihia Dive has been taking divers under since 1978, and Craig has been diving in the Bay for 25 years. For a true local experience join Paihia Dive for a day diving. Learn to dive with the best! Paihia Dive is a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre. All our dive courses are taught by experienced instructors, and the classes are nice and small. Start your Open Water Course today!
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Joe Z wrote a review 3 Aug
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Incredible experience with Craig and Sofia. They took us out in the middle of winter with just us on board and showed us a wonderful dive experience at the Canterbury and a reef. They were safe, knowledgeable, efficient, and just an absolute pleasure to talk to and hang out with. I would dive with them any day and highly recommend the shop!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from Craig J, Owner at Paihia Dive
Responded 2 days ago
Thanks for coming diving! It was really nice to meet you both and show off our awesome diving. Glad you had a great time and really hope to see you back one day.
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RichardHK6181TQ wrote a review May 2022
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a wonderful time with Craig, Emma and Sophia. Super dives on the Canterbury, the Rainbow Warrior and a number of reefs. Professional and super awesome team!!! Had a great experience and look forward to returning. 100% recommended
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Winnie Hsu wrote a review Feb 2022
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Had an awesome time doing the Canterbury wreck with Michael and Charlotte, you guys are super awesome! Came back to do my Advanced Open Water, everyone of the staff and crew are super organised and friendly. 512827 is the PADI number to the coolest instructor to have. Emma made the dives fun and safe, instead of feeling overwhelmed about doing skills. Craig and his team are all friendly and professional. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to dive in Bay of Islands. Thanks guys for an amazing summer, can't wait to come back! :D
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Hamish R wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Great Rainbow Warrior dive with Craig and the team. Professional and friendly team took care of us for the day. Very knowledgeable about the dive sites and how best to dive them. It was a few years since my last ocean dive, but I felt fully supported throughout the day.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Zara Johnstone wrote a review Feb 2022
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Had the most incredible time diving at Deep Water Cove! The crew were all very friendly and ensured we had the best experience. I hadn't been diving in 4 years and I felt very safe and looked after. Hot cups of tea and coffee between dives was a great touch. We will definitely be back!
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Date of experience: February 2022
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