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Paihia Dive
New Zealand
General Info
Our Shop
Dive Boat
PADI Courses
Rainbow Warrior
Ocean Highlights
P.O. Box 210
Paihia, Bay of Islands
New Zealand

Phone 09 402 7551
Fax 09 402 7110

diver in fish schoolUndersea Bay of Islands
Looking for something spectacularly different? Unusual mixes of tropical and temperate fish, animal, plant and bird life? Amazing bottom topograhy? Historic, internationally controversial and stunningly beautiful wreck diving? Long, white island beaches where the only foot prints are yours? Outstanding service? You will find it all in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand with Paihia Dive as your guide!

Experience clean, unspoilt nature above and below the water. Subtropical climate and water temperatures (12 C winter 20-21 C summer). Huge abundance of tropical fish and soft corals living with temperate plant and animal species including penguins, dolphins, whales, sunfish, seals. Visibility averages 12m-15m and up to 30m-40m. Pinnacles, Caves, Tunnels, Volcanic Lava Reefs, Underwater Canyons, Boulders, and spectacular drop-offs abound in the Bay of Islands.

Dive the world famous Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior wreck, bombed and sunk by French secret agents for protesting nuclear testing in the South Pacific. Finally laid to rest as an artificial reef and monument to life. Now a teeming city of marine animals, soft corals and plants. Most famous for the rainbow of Jewel Anaemonies clothing most of her body.

Our services include fully-guided (or unguided if preferred) Dive Charters with our highly qualified and caring staff aboard our 40ft charter dive vessel. Use of Sea Kayaks for Non-divers and Snorkellors.. Full PADI dive training from Open Water through to Dive Master and many specialties. PADI Discover Scuba Diving (including 2 full dives) for people who have never dived before but can't wait to try it. Full equipment hire, sales and servicing. Over 20 years of experience in helping people have fun safely.

How to find us....

Paihia Dive is located in Williams Rd in Paihia, the main center for the beautiful Bay of Islands. We are just 3 hours drive north of Auckland by car or a quick 40 minute flight with who also arrange a wide variety of spectacular scenic flights! Contact them at

To get more information or book a dive, e-mail us at

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