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Dive North

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Address: 1512 Springbank Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-402 5369
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Dive North offer fantastic dive trips in the Bay of Islands with free pick...

Dive North offer fantastic dive trips in the Bay of Islands with free pick ups in Paihia and Kerikeri so you can explore NZ's subtropical paradise!

Catering specifically for the diver, we also offer onsite B & B, great lunches including legendary home made Lemon Cake and two great dive boats with full cover from the elements, for you to relax in while cruising the Bay of Islands.

Come and join our most popular dive trips; exploring ship wrecks Rainbow Warrior and HMNZS Canterbury and the beautiful reefs too!

Based in the heart of the Bay of Islands, we are the only operator who does the Divers Big Day Out - dive both wrecks (Rainbow Warrior & HMNZS Canterbury) in one day! Only 1 day to dive? Advanced diver or more? Then our unique Divers Big Day Out! trip is the answer.

Learn to dive in the best hands with PADI and SSI courses, all dives in the sea from the boat - no chlorine pools and floating plasters here! Open Water courses just take 3 days and Advanced Open Water just 2 days and you get to dive both the wrecks as part of your course!

Personal service, great customer care and highly professional - Dive North; NZ Wide Diving Winners 2012 & 2013 and Certificate of Excellence 2014 winners - book now and experience the Dive North difference!

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Loved the experience getting to dive with dive north and sales of the shop where superb. Thanks Dave. Highly recommend!

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Brad F
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the experience getting to dive with dive north and sales of the shop where superb. Thanks Dave. Highly recommend!

Thank Brad F
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

An awesome day out with a superb team! The instructor that helped me finish up my advanced cert was a total champ - very patient and made sure I understood everything. The pancakes on the trip back for an amazing treat too!! An excellent day with great dives and wonderful people. I'll definitely be back and recommend them to anyone... More 

Thank LaurianneEnglish
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

I have never dived before so to say I was apprehensive about completing my Open Water certification is a bit of an understatement!. However, Dave (the owner) and Dan (My dive instructor) were so encouraging and really made me feel confident and as comfortable as I could be before heading in the water for the first time. Dave's sister Lyn... More 

Thank ruthruthruth90
Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I went on a 2 dives trip (reef and wreck). Being a rather unexperienced diver, I was really pleased to get good advice and help from the team. The Canterbury dive was my first wreck dive and it was really amazing ! Lots to see and wander around. The team is very professional and friendly, the boat well equipped, the... More 

Thank sylvaneguilbert
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I had an awesome 2 days of diving with the team from Dive North. Dave, Katie and Dan were very welcoming and very genuine. The boat was well equipped, the hire gear was very good and the dive sites chosen were great for different reasons. I've dived in a number of countries and this is a highly professional organisation. I... More 

Thank Natasha S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

OK, so the weather early this month was indifferent. Yet that doesn't stop Dive North showing you a great time. Owner, instructors, guides and even Mr Mutley (the dog) are incredibly friendly, loyal and helpful. They have an excellent product, the wonderful waters of the Bay of Islands area and two great wrecks, Rainbow Warrior and HMNZS Canterbury. They make... More 

Thank Hoolie53
Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

The people of dive norah are very kind and friendly. The first to days i was in kerikeri the weather was to bad for soms diving, so every morning i have a call from dave (the owner) that is was skipt for a day. But the diving it self was incredible. Good sight under water, crew that knows wat the... More 

Thank Bas M
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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

These people are so good we did two days with them! I've dived all over the world and worked as a DiveMaster so I know a good operation when I see one. The most important thing is to be safe, there are a lot of cowboys in this business, but Dave, the owner and chief instructor is certainly not one,... More 

Thank haydencoffin
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

I dived two days in February with dive north. They were excellent. Skipper Dave and instructors / guides Katie, Dan, Tom and the guy whose name I forgot worked hard to ensure we all enjoyed our dives. Very good boat and great care was taken over safety. Highly recommended.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Falmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2016

My friend and I had a great day out with Dive North whilst completing our Advanced Padi course. All the team were super professional and accommodating, especially given our late booking. They provided a fun and relaxed learning environment out at the Canterbury and other local sites. Would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to dive in Paihia /... More 

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