“We had a wonderful day out diving with Craig and Stu diving the Rainbow warrior. We went in their RIB which was located about 40 minutes drive North of Paihia. They will transport you in their van and can hire all the gear if required. The boat takes you out from a local campsite – so there are toilets and showers available when you get back. They cater for small groups of divers which I prefer much more than larger groups. The boat ride is only about 6 minutes to the wreck site. We saw heaps of fish and had a good look around. The Rainbow Warrior lies in 18-24m of water. Lunch is on a nearby island and there is a private spot for girls who need to pee! I recommend their lunch box which is another $10 per person – great sandwiches, fruit, slice and chocolate. The afternoon dive was with the seals who unfortunately didn’t want to play. A nice shallow dive with lots of fish and things to look at. I would highly recommend Paihia Dive. Great operators, friendly, and I felt very safe and well looked after”

VickiM via Tripadvisor

“Craig and the whole team have been truly brilliant in all they have done. Both the Canterbury and the Rainbow warrior have so much to offer any level diver and you see and learn new things on every dive. Combined with outstanding reef dives, they have opened my eyes to a whole new world. I have dived with seals, rays and so many different types of fish. I have so much more to learn but Craig and the team always have so much time and so much experience that you learn more each day. Thanks to all of you guys and also especially to Ben as he put in a massive amount of time and effort. Its been brilliant and am dreading the day i actually have to leave and can’t dive with you again.”


Jacqui C via Tripadvisor

“Thanks for the last couple of days guys and girls, had an absolutely amazing time! The Rainbow Warrior is easily the best dive site I’ve done, will be back to do that one again at some point!”


Robert Slight via Facebook

“Traveled up from Hamilton especially for two dives with Paihia dive. Was well worth the effort to do the best dives we have ever done. Operated very professionally and with a very knowledgeable team. As not very confident divers we felt at ease doing a reef dive and seeing the Canterbury wreck. Was amazing marine life on both dives. Thanks to Craig, Lisa, Tania and the team at Paihia Dive for such a wicked trip. Will be back in summer!”

A-Ron-NZ via Tripadvisor

“I was initially not planning on going diving, but then I had the most incredible dives of my live. Diving the ship wreck was such an unbelievable experience, and the reef was also so different from what I had seen before. Great crew and a great diving location that should certainly not be missed!”

Katharina V

"I had such an amazing day diving with this company! Ben was especially good at easing any nerves I had and ensuring I had an amazing diving experience. The shipwreck was absolutely phenomenal. I must do activity for any divers! The sea life and views are out of this world!"

Emelia E

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