|Paihia Dive. Paihia Dive in the Bay of Islands is the Far North of New Zealand's premier dive centre and it is our great pleasure to show you all the underwater wonders of this beautiful part of NZ. We offer trips to the spectacular Rainbow Warrior.|
Diving / Snorkelling
Paihia Dive in the Bay of Islands is the Far North of New Zealand's premier dive centre and it is our great pleasure to show you all the underwater wonders of this beautiful part of NZ.
We offer trips to the spectacular Rainbow Warrior - the jewel of the north aboard fully equiped dive RHIB 'Aka Maru', which takes only 5-10 minutes from the shore to reach the dive site.
Whether you want to explore the wonders of the underwater world for the first time or you want to launch an exciting career in the dive industry, we will help you realise those dreams. This is arguably the best diving in New Zealand! We are the Bay of Islands' only PADI 5 Star Dive Centre. With one shop, two boats and two epic shipwrecks... why dive with anyone else?
Paihia Dive is a family-run scuba diving operation situated in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. They have a strong team of passionate and experienced dive instructors who receive a consistently high level of great feedback. Our professional staff are: multilingual, multi-talented and really passionate about diving.
What we Offer
We are the only dive operator in Paihia to offer a full range of diving services. We offer all levels of PADI training, from Bubble Maker for children, to Open Water Courses, right through to Instructor. We service all major brands of scuba equipment, including Aqua Lung, Apex and Cressi-Sub. Dive cylinder filling and testing station, and we offer the cheapest air fills in the country.
We have two boats - one is warm and comfortable, the other is built for speed! Toilet, warm shower and hot drinks provided.
Dive the Rainbow Warrior
The Rainbow Warrior was Greenpeace's flagship,sunk by French saboteurs on July 10, 1985, in Auckland Harbour.
After the bombing Greenpeace gifted the Warrior to the sea and she now lies as an artificial reef in the Cavallii Islands, a refuge for the marine life she was sunk trying to protect. At a max depth of 27m the Warrior is now home to a huge variety of aquatic life and is a world renowned dive site.
The Warrior is an one of the world's premier wreck dives, and truly is the 'Jewel of the North'."When man has destroyed the world through his greed, the Warriors of the Rainbow will arise to save it again".
Dive the HMNZS Canterbury
The former Navy Frigate Canterbury F421 now rests in Deep Water Cove near Cape Brett. Upright and in tact, she makes for an impressive sight in a great dive location! Divers hit the bow at about 18m and can swim through the bridge to the helicopter hanger at 27m. The upper deck, bridge and first floor levels are easily within recreational diving range.