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Address: 7 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-867 1580
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Blessed on the Coromandel Peninsula with arguably the best diving in NZ,...

Blessed on the Coromandel Peninsula with arguably the best diving in NZ, from shore, boat or kayak. There is always good diving conditions, prolific fish life and endless dive sites for the beginner and the advanced. With this and all the other natural wonders in and around Mercury Bay, we believe it to be the best location in New Zealand to come to dive and to learn to dive. Let us show you our world!

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great place for diving

I did my open water and advanced certification with Dive Zone Whitianga in May 2016 and had a blast learning to get comfortable and safe under water. my instructor Elise was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 July 2016
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Whitianga, New Zealand
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Whitianga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I did my open water and advanced certification with Dive Zone Whitianga in May 2016 and had a blast learning to get comfortable and safe under water. my instructor Elise was excellent throughout and really got me hooked on scuba diving! Elise has been very engaged in providing a course for me to learn to be a safe diver. It's... More 

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

A highly recommended experience of a lifetime. I felt comfortable and valued. The staff couldn't of been more helpful or professional. Great instructors were with me throughout my time with Dive Zone; I was truly impressed with their professionalism and dedication. Most importantly it didn't feel like they were just there doing their job. They truly cared about the ocean,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Great friendly staff at Dive Zone Whitianga who all went above and beyond to help me out with my diving questions and queries on my holiday around the coromandel. I would highly recommend Dive Zone to anyone who dives or is interested in giving it a go! My dive trip around the coromandel was nothing short of magical, even lucky... More 

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1 Thank nikita m
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Skipper Darell and his Son Ryan were our host during a 2 dive trip on the Mercury Islands. We had a blast with them, exchanging banter during the boat trip to our first diving spot. The dive went swimmingly and everybody involved had a lot of fun. We were not experienced so Ryan took all the time he needed to... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

A laid back and totally professional dive centre - we had such a great time when we came to do a couple of refresher shore dives this week. Right from the start and booking the dives, Alyce was so helpful and informative the company stood out from the other dive centres in the area. On the day, the instructors were... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Big thanks to everyone at the dive center for making my time there unforgettable!! Ryan for being a patient instructor and Darrell for being a great victim!! So much to learn and it will be a pleasure to go back to these guys again and again!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

SO MUCH FUN! Even though I was having to do lots of learning Dive Zone staff kept it fun as well as informative Would 10/10 recommend! Safe, fun, laid back - A MUST DO

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We had a great time under water! Taylor made us feel very comfortable all the time during the dive! After my first dive in another country I was a little bit scared. But here it was a great experience, we saw different types of fish and Taylor made really funny things under water and had an eye on us all... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Highly reccomendable - - This is the best place for diving!!! Me and my friend travelled through and wet to the shop for fun. We had an idea of doing a dive cours, we had never tried it before at thought it would be intricately. The told us about E-learning. (online) Which we did in a few weeks, came back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Come here often with friends, family and my husband. Cannot rate these guys highly enough, great local knowledge and always helpful! Craig (skipper) always manages to put you onto spot 'x' and cannot say enough good things about Darrell (the owner). Definitely a must do for any dive enthusiasts (experienced or not).

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