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Diving - Poor Knights Islands with Northland Dive

Just finished a live-aboard on Sun Spy to the Poor Knights, with day trips to the Rainbow Warrior... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2023
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Drove up from Wellington with a party of 6 to experience diving with Northland Dive. The on-site... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2023
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Reviewed 15 May 2022

Fantastic! Amazing couple of days on the liveaboard diving the Poor Knights. Great team and awesome diving experience. Very well looked after... and I look forward to returning

Date of experience: May 2022
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NorthlandDive, Owner at Northland Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2022

Thanks Richard & Carole,
It's always a pleasure showing keen divers around the Poor Knights, we hope to see you both in September for the 3 day trip!

Happy diving
Northland Dive TEAM

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Reviewed 25 January 2022 via mobile

The experience I had with Northland Dive would be right near the top of all my diving trips. They are second to none when it comes to looking after you. I spent 5 nights, 4 days diving with them, based at their lodge and exploring the Bay of Islands and the Canterbury wreck ( which I soon learned is there because of the work of owners, Shane and Julia). We also went out to the Poor Knights Islands for an overnight liveaboard and 7 more dives. The dives are all amazing. The food is great, and there is always plenty of it. Where else can you visit a scuttled frigate one day, then sleep onboard a boat in an enormous sea cave the next?

Date of experience: January 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2021

Fifth visit to NLD - exceptional experience as always.
First trip on Sunspy liveaboard (3D/2N) to Poor Knights, plus 1 day shore-based diving (RIB).
Group of 7 divers comfortably accommodated on this spacious and well appointed boat, with superb dive deck complete with diver lift. Admirably looked after by Capt Shane and crewmate/dive guide Lily. Meals more than ample, and very tasty (Thanks Julia!)
Diving truly extraordinary - if you've been, you know....if you've not, then just go!
The 'Cowshed' experience never fails to impress!
Shane & Julia have worked a small miracle to provide a veritable Mecca for divers in this little slice of paradise they are fortunate to call home, and are tireless in their efforts to ensure guests enjoy the very best of it!

Date of experience: August 2021
Thank 568mhairip
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NorthlandDive, Owner at Northland Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2022

Mhairi it's always a pleasure hosting both Alistair & yourself.
Sun Spy Liveaboard is an extremely popular way to visit the Poor Knights and we hope to get you both out there again in the New Year!

Julia

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Reviewed 25 June 2021 via mobile

amazing trip, food was beautiful, well looked after, felt like home and recommend to anyone that wants to take diving to another level.

Date of experience: June 2021
Thank ethand425
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Reviewed 2 January 2021

Julie and Steve were great to deal with. Their hire gear is of high quality. The dive sites would be some of the best in NZ. Their pricing is very reasonable for a high value experience.
We tented by their stream and went to sleep with the lovely sound of the flowing water. Bunks/cabins are also available.
We'd dive with them again in a heartbeat.

Date of experience: January 2021
Thank Kiwidudeman
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