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Address: 1512 Springbank Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
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+64 9-402 5369
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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I have recently just been at dive north to do my advanced open water course, I had an amazing time while I was there, Dave and Sue were more than friendly, I stayed in their... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2013
Ciaran B
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

I have recently just been at dive north to do my advanced open water course, I had an amazing time while I was there, Dave and Sue were more than friendly, I stayed in their accommodation and I felt like I was right at home, The instructor (Mark) who took my course was great, took time in explaining everything and... More 

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thanks Ciaran for your review, we're stoked you had a good time doing your Advanced Course with us, come up again soon! More 

2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

We spent a fantastic time at Dive North with Dave and Sue early on during our holiday to New Zealand. The time on the boat and the diving and snorkelling on the Bay of Islands was spectacular. Dave had a great knowledge of the area and took us to great spots. We also stayed with Dave and Sue and had... More 

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Rod, it's great to hear from you and to hear you had a fantastic time with us. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and showing you our piece of paradise! Best wishes, Sue and Dave More 

Omokoroa Beach, New Zealand
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Very friendly people who know where to go to give you the best experience of diving in the north. Priced well too. Highly recommend.

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Glad you had a good time Carlene, come back anytime! More 

London
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Having used Trip Advisor for several years and never actually written a review myself, Dive North has inspired me to change this. I spent two days diving with Dave and Mark and they were simply outstanding. As an instructor myself I have dived with several dive operations around the world and expect high standards, professionalism and fun. Dave and Mark... More 

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3 Thank SarahJLing
DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thank you Sarah for your review. Yes we do take just one diver out on occasion and it would have been a crime not to take you out diving while you were here in NZ Sarah. What a great couple of days we had! Keep watching our photos on Facebook, even if it only makes you want to come back... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2013

At the end of the summer Some friends and i did a trip out to Deep Water Cove to dive the Canterbury wreck and one other dive site. It was an awesome day with the sun shining, great company and of course awesome diving. Dave and Sue were amazing, they welcomed us into their home to stay the night and... More 

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1 Thank MarionHubbard
DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Crazy divers!!! We did have some fun didn't we? Sorry about Sue's music choice in the car - but I think it set the scene for the day as we had a great day and it was brilliant taking you all out diving. Looking forward to seeing you all again for the Rainbow Warrior next time! More 

Windsor, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Not much to say about this company that probably hasn't been said already! Dave and Sue are extremely nice, and my instructor (who apparently went home shortly after) was very good as well. Small groups allow everyone to get to know each other and have better attention and quality from the instructors. I swapped to Dive North after being screwed... More 

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1 Thank A_Magri41
DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Their loss was our gain as you were great to have on the boat and explore the wrecks with. Our focus is to make it happen for our divers so to hear you're stoked is perfect! Come back anytime and share the word about Dive North! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Earlier this year my husband and I had the opportunity to finish our open water dive course with Dive North and it was absolutely fantastic. The shop is great (NEW and full of everything you'd ever need), the people awesome and we felt not only well taken care of professionally but became friends in just the one day. We would... More 

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to complete your Open Water courses for you, you now have all the skills to dive safely over and over again! Come up and take your Advanced courses when you're ready - then you can dive the Canterbury and Rainbow Warrior too! More 

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

We took the opportunity of a visit to the whanau in Kerikeri to organize a day with Dave and Co. We had an amazing diving adventure. Safety first but also lot of fun.Limited number of divers makes the trip a must do before you decide to kick the bucket. Dave is an amazing instructor full of knowledge about the Bay... More 

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1 Thank shaznfrog
DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the recommendation! We love your advice to dive with us before you 'kick the bucket'!! Couldn't agree more, there's too much amazing stuff to see underwater - to miss out would be a tragedy. See you again! More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Had an awesome time diving with Dave and Mark, they were both very knowledgeable and looked after us very well on the boat and whilst diving. Really enjoyed diving the Rainbow Warrior and the HMS Canterbury, blew me away that is for sure! Both Dave and Sue were very friendly and open and we all enjoyed staying with them in... More 

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DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thanks Lydia! We appreciate your feedback and are so glad you had a great time diving with us. We look forward to seeing you again! cheers, Sue & Dave More 

Bromley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Really enjoyed my days diving with Dave Jody and Mark, just wish I could have had more time. Planned well in advance from the UK and Sue was sooooo helpful with all my emails and questions...... Dave was informative and interesting with all his information about the places we went, it's good to know more about the places we visit........ More 

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Thank Janet369
DiveN, Owner at Dive North, responded to this review

Thank you Janet for your review, we really appreciate it. It was good fun having you onboard with us and we're so pleased we could dive the Rainbow Warrior! Thanks again Janet, best wishes, Sue & Dave More 

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