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Dive Trips

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 >

Dive Courses

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 >

Meet the Crew

Craig Johnston

Craig grew up in the Bay of Islands and learned to dive when he was 15 years old. He then started working at Paihia Dive filling tanks and working in the shop on weekends, and diving has been his life ever since. Craig worked as a senior skipper for 'Dive! Tutukaka' for 9 years, and returned to the Bay in 2010 to run the dive shop that he grew up in. Craig has dived around the world and brings over 25 years and 8000+ dives experience into running Paihia Dive. 


Lisa Johnston

Lisa is the other half of the Paihia Dive team. Lisa met Craig when she was holidaying in the Bay of Islands and after they got married in England moved back to the beautiful Bay of Islands. She runs the shop and their three boys. Sons Hamish, Toby and Vinnie are Dive Masters and Skippers in waiting!


Stuart Hofstetter

Stu came to us in 2011 from London looking to escape the rat race. Since joining us he has become an instructor, skipper and service technician.
Stu loves taking pictures on his dives and has recently had one published in DIVE NZ magazine.
When not working Stu loves his spearfishing and can be found exploring the Bay of Islands and Cavalli Islands.


Dan Bunting

Dan hails from Essex in the UK. He trained through the BSAC system and then converted to become a Padi Instructor last year. This is Dan's second season guiding and instructing with Paihia Dive. He also tells the best jokes! 


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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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