Dive North


96 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

1 Diving

3 Kerikeri

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Black Rocks in the beautiful Bay of Islands
Descending down the line to HMNZS Canterbury
HMNZS Canterbury - alive with life!
Marine life in the Bay of Islands
Life at 14 metres on HMNZS Canterbur
The famous Rainbow Warrior
Cathedral Cave - a great deep dive
The Hole in the Rock - a treat in the Bay of Islands
Blue Cod resting on HMNZS Canterbury
Eagle Ray is just one of the delights to see
Relax as you cruise the Bay of Islands
Learning to Dive
Make new friends
Fancy a night dive?
Reefs with fish galore
Blue water wreck diving
Discover Scuba Diving
Advanced Salp Structure
Inn Keeper keeping watch
Diver exploring the Bay of Islands
Advanced Open Water Course
The beautiful Bay of Islands
Making new friends
Blue Cod


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 coursres, 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 2014 plus Certificate of Excellence 2014 and 2015 winners – book now and experience the Dive North difference!


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Dive North

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North IslandNorthlandKerikeri


  • Diving

Operating Season And Hours

All year round, 7.30am to 5pm


Showing 8 reviews of 96.

Marianne Leclerco's avatar

Marianne Leclerco


Ranking: 10/10

1/2 hour initiation in the morning. 1 and a 1/2 hour dive in the afternoon. Nice staff, funny, patient. Amazing experience. And we have seen dolphins!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in November 2015

Michael Halligan's avatar

Michael Halligan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

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 these and their surrounding reefs, caves and tunnels into an awesome combination then add superb lunches and freshly cooked pancakes.

Inn Keeper is a first rate boat, perfectly suited to her task, fully equipped with every facility, fast, sturdy and safe. Sites are carefully selected with due deference to weather conditions on-site and for transits. A thoroughly professional organisation to which we returned from the UK four years after our last experience. Confirmed cold-water divers (200 and 1,000 dives), well used to wreck penetration, large tides and the rugged landscapes of Scotland, the Bay of Islands kept us more than satisfied for three days of excellent diving.

Grateful thanks to Dave, Dan, Katie and Billie,
Mike & Mark

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Christin Winter's avatar

Christin Winter


Ranking: 10/10

My partner and I went diving with Dive North beginning of Nov 2015. We are a couple with qualification level Advanced and Instructor. Our different experience level was no problem at all. We did 3 wreck dives and discovered 3 reef dive sites. Every site had its own unique character and was well chosen for the conditions. We were neither bored or too challenged with a site. Katie is an experienced guide and looked after us well under water as well as on the boat. She spoilt us with yummy pancakes and made sure every need was fulfilled. As we booked for 3 days, Dave, the owner, gave us a great deal including free pictures and lunch. He's the skipper too and prepared our lunches himself. On our way to the dive sites we got some history lessons about the area too which were very interesting. We highly recommend Dive North as the family owned business is looking after each customer as an individual and has years of experience in the area with even their own discovered dive sites. All the dive gear is in very good condition and serviced regularly by Dave. Thanks so much for the unforgettable time, guys!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in November 2015

Chris Ru's avatar

Chris Ru


Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly and component staff, nice weather, calm sea, an amazing wreck (HMNZS Canterbury) to do your specialty and fresh pancakes to top off two great days of diving. 

What else could you ask for?

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Steven Goossens's avatar

Steven Goossens


Ranking: 10/10

Had 2 great days doing my Advanced Open Water with Dan, Katie and Dave. Dan is a knowledgeable instructor who pointed out the right points for me to pay attention to. I always felt safe and relaxed in the water with him by my side. Skipper Dave led us to the nicest diving spots in the area and brought us safely back to shore through the windy conditions.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Brooke Dees

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We did two dives with Dan (Dive master) and Dave (captain). We had a bit of a snafu the morning of the dives and they were both SO accommodating! Our first dive was around a small island and into a cave. Neither of us are 100% used to water this cold (15 degrees this day) so this first, shorter, shallower dive was a great starting point. Our second dive was to an awesome wreck dive called the Canterbury. Dan was awesome to dive with! Showed us all around the wreck and took us through some amazing parts of the ship. We loved it! The ride back was great and they gave us some fun suggestions of things to do in Kerikeri. Overall, it was fantastic!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Maud Eskes


Ranking: 10/10

Had a great time getting my PADI open water with Dive North! I truly hope I have time to go back and do some more diving with them: very nice and good dive instructors Dan and Dave, and Dive North is very helpful and hospitable, for example helping with hostels and making pancakes!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Johanna Mabille's avatar

Johanna Mabille


Ranking: 10/10

2 great days with Dan and Dave! They are patient and you can learn a lot from them, they make you very comfortable, like a small family!
If you want to hear nice and funny stories or eat delicious pancakes, you are in the right place too!
We dived in two amazing wrecks, the Rainbow Warrior and the Canterbury, it was absolutely fabulous, the fish are not shy at all and you forget very easily how cold the water is in winter time at 30 meter depth!
Thanks a lot Dan and Dave, it was very nice meeting you!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Dive North - Bay of Islands responds:

Hi Johanna, we're so pleased you had a great day! We love sharing the beautiful Bay of Islands with divers and winter is such a great time for water vis (even tho it's a bit chilly!! ;-) Thanks again for diving with us. Sue, Dave and Dan