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Two epic shipwrecks... why dive with anyone else!?
With plenty of wildlife and historical shipwrecks to explore, diving in the Bay of Islands is essential on your to do list! Read More >

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Learn to dive in one of NZ prime dive spots
As a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, Paihia Dive are fully equipped to teach you how to dive safely. Read More >

Dive the HMNZS Canterbury
The former Navy Frigate Canterbury F421 now rests in Deep Water Cove near Cape Brett. Upright and intact, she makes for an impressive sight in a great dive location! Divers hit the bow at about 20m 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.The lower levels are for more advanced divers with the stern resting at approximately 36m. Fish are already making them selves at home aboard the Canterbury, with resident schools in the bridge and around the funnel.

This is just beginning as the location of this Frigate will ensure it quickly becomes a haven for dozens of fish species. We are a official dive operator for the Canterbury. Check it out now and watch the fish life grow!

Your HMNZ Canterbury dive day

Note: The Canterbury lies in water deeper than 18m/60ft. As such, any Open Water divers who wish to dive the wrecks must do so in conjunction with a PADI Deep Adventure Dive (which will contribute to their Advanced Open Water certification). This costs an additional $50. You must be a certified diver to dive the wreck.

Please contact us free on
0800 107 551 or email us at info@divenz.com for more information.


HMNZS Canterbury Gallery
  • divers next to the Canterbury
  • Coms tower, Canterbury Wreck
  • Walkway, Canterbury wreck
  • Diver and Scorpion fish
  • Canterbury Wreck walkway
  • Divers at the bow
  • Jewel Anemones, Canterbury Wreck
  • Bunk room, Canterbury Wreck.
  • The Canterbury funnel
  • Scuba divers at Canterbury coms tower
  • Canterbury wreck marine life
  • Canterbury wreck diver
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PO Box 29, Paihia 0247
Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Highly recommend Paihia Dive.... did the Cantebury and Bird Rock with Paihia Dive and it was fantastic!!! Thanks for the great day!!! 

- Cheers, Sue B

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