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Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel

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Address: 48 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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+64 7-866 3955
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PADI Dive Centre - situated at the base of Cathedral Cove, Coromandel...

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, pinnacles and volcanic coastline outside of the Marine Reserve boundaries.Dive Trips daily for certified divers, at 9:30am and 1:30pm (9 am/12:30pm and 3:30pm during summer) from our dive shop in Hahei. PADI Dive Courses, Discover Scuba Diving - no experience necessary, full sales, servicing, air fills, tank testing, rental gear.

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Bad weather but ok in the end

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... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
paige1616
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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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 know their license would expire 2 weeks ago... so bad they didn't tell me then.... More 

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Wendy H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel, responded to this review

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 we had to fly to France, find him (he was missing at sea), bring him... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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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 headed back to give back our things. We told her it was disapointing and she... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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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 made it work and were able to give my wife the training, the testing and... More 

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Wendy H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel, responded to this review

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

Townsville, Australia
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79 reviews
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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 go back in good weather, definitely i will go with these guys again.

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1 Thank KosieDesign
Wendy H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel, responded to this review

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

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

We booked 2 days diving and ended up staying for 4. Russ, Wendy and everyone went to endless trouble to make sure we had the best possible time just after horrible weather had seriously disrupted their business. Arrangements are unusual, depending on a beach-launch for each trip (3 or more per day). However, they are very effective allowing clients to... More 

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Wendy H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and I hope next time you visit the weather is a bit better, Regards Wendy More 

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Used Cathedral Cove Diving to give my son a first scuba dive for his 16th birthday. really responsive in advance, flexible about timings and days for the dive based on the weather and a great experience for my son on the day.

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Wendy H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great reveiw and I hope your son continues on with his diving and completes the Open Water course, Regards Wendy More 

Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Good gear at reasonable full day rates, simple process to hire them drop back at the shop later in the day. The staff (a boy sitting at the Cathedral Cove car park) was pretty helpful and even recommended the best snorkelling spots in the area.

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Wendy H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a reveiw and I'm pleased you had a great day snorkeling, Regards Wendy More 

Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

We were on holiday and didn't bring any equipment and it's good that there is a local shop where you can hire all your gears. Staff and very friendly and give you plenty of advice of where to go. In case you are returning hire gears after hours. They have a drop off box so you can drop off in... More 

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Wendy H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel, responded to this review

We're really pleased you had a great day here in Hahei when you visited and thanks for taking the time for the great reveiw, Happy Travels, Wendy More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

Were staying at the local campground and decided to call into Cathedral Cove Dive for some info on the local vis conditions as we have done in the past. I'm more of a spear fisher and my partner a snorkeler, we were received helpfully by Wendy and had a yarn regarding conditions etc. The next day we decided to book... More 

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Wendy H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time for popping up a real cool review,and sorry for late response We will look forward to seeing you two back up this way in late summer again. The water's pretty fresh right now but really clear! Some nice big snapper in the shallow water. If you are keen on getting the theory portion of the... More 

Greymouth, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 1 January 2015

My partner booked a dive trip and because I'm not allowed to dive, I decided to book a snorkel trip. Both were great. The crew took us to a nice spot, with some excellent snorkelling opportunities. My partner was lucky because the guide (nice guy, named Josh, studied marine ecology so he really knows what he's talking about) only had... More 

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