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Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel

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“Great snorkeling in COLD water”
17 Feb 2018
“2 great dives great dive center!”
PADI Dive Centre - situated at the base of Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula, and only 5 minutes to Hot Water Beach, Hahei offers spectacular ocean diving and snorkeling trips both within the stunning Marine Reserve plus the outer islands...more
48 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3955
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked a snorkel trip only one day in advance and were taken out to the marine reserve along with two Scuba divers. In the shallow water we saw plenty of fish, but given the time of year, the water was very cold. We were...More

Thank dblack107
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Josh #1 as I’ll call him was very helpful great fun, a safe diver a great guide. We were brought down to the beach where we left from, in their boat which was pulled down there on a trailer by a Massey 135. Very different,...More

Thank Heath E
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Well done to the whole team and to Josh and Étienne who looked after us. Very well run dive trip - calm, professional, good gear, friendly. Nice touch that they took photos and posted them on FB.

Thank CJS-67
Wendy H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and glad you enjoyed the dive, Josh and Etienne were very happy! See you again

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Had a great dive with Josh. Took 6 of us out to the reef and dove amongst the golden kelp beds. Saw plenty of snapper, red moki and blue demouselle. Dive shop was very professional, safe and friendly. Great activity to really experience Cathedral Cove!

Thank pc516
Wendy H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Hi Thanks for coming over to Hahei and really appreciate you taking the time to make a post, see you again Regards Wendy

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I booked a discover scuba dive. We were guided by Josh and had an outstanding experience. We never expected that with a first dive we would go in the real underwater world, but we did and we enjoyed it very much. Certainly...More

Thank Alex B
Wendy H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thanks Alex for coming and we're stoked you enjoyed the diving, see you again

Reviewed 27 April 2017

We visit Gemstone bay for snorkeling, kids loved it, has to go back again, nice place for beginners as well.

1  Thank tyagiraj
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Booked a dive tour 2 month ago. 2 weeks ago called to reconfirmed my booking. 2 days before diving I got an email that there license is expired. I am coming out of the Netherlands with only 1 day possible to dive here. They would...More

6  Thank marco_4111
Wendy H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

Dear Marco I am very sorry that you were so disappointed with us. Our beautiful 24 year old son tradgically died very recently while he was overseas in France. The reason why we were late in processing certain arrangements for the coming season was because...More

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We hired wetsuit and snorkel gear for $50 each, walked to cathedral cove and got in and couldn't see anything, went back to gemstone bay and still couldn't see anything. It was slightly cloudy and the sea was getting rougher so we gave up and...More

1  Thank paige1616
Reviewed 16 May 2016

My wife and I went to New Zealand on our honeymoon and we wanted to go SCUBA diving while in Cathedral Cove. The timing wasn't ideal for Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel as my wife isn't certified and so she needed a resort course. They...More

Thank Jared B
Wendy H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2016

Thank you for taking the time for a great reveiw and I hope the rest of your trip was sunny and warm! Regards Wendy

Reviewed 3 March 2016

we only went 2 dives with cathedral cove dive company due to bad weather. wish we had better weather then we would have gone much more. captain seems to know this region really well. our instructor was nice. shop lady wendy so friendly. if we...More

1  Thank KosieDesign
Wendy H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2016

Thanks for the reveiw and hope to see you again in the future with some good settled weather, Regards Wendy

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anju n
9 July 2015|
Response from Wendy H | Property representative |
Yes the age limit for a Discover Scuba is 10 years and an Open Water student is 12 years. If a 10 year old is quite small it is advisable to wait a few years as the equipment can be quite heavy and bulky out of the water for... More