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Dive Review of Paihia Dive/Paihia Pacific resort in
New Zealand/Paihia, Bay of Islands

Paihia Dive/Paihia Pacific resort: "Great but cold diving in the Bay of Islands", Nov, 2016,

by John Yavorsky, NJ, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 9390.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Dove HMNZS Canterbury sunk in 2007. 57F and 20' viz reminded me of NJ and I wanted my drysuit rather than rental wetsuit, which included 7 mil + hooded T. Very professional operation with about 12 divers, including discover SCUBA during surface Interval but they had enough staff on board to make it all work well. I was in a group of 4 with a divemaster who showed us the best stuff on the ship and led us thru several parts of the ship. Since it was a calm, sunny day, the captain took us out to the edge of the bay and thru the "hole in the rock". Second dive was on a cliff face in the Pacific. Lots of 2-3' kelp, fish, stonefish, yellow morays and big nudibranchs. Also an interesting anemone that looked blue but turned pink when lit up. Not going to replace Great Barrier Reef as a dive destination but worthwhile if you are in New Zealand.
Websites Paihia Dive   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving 25 liveaboards and dozens of land-based world wide.
Closest Airport Auckland Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 57-°F / 14-°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 20-30 Ft/ 6-9 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions dove in group of 2 buddy teans with divemaster.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Box built into stern for masks and cameras.
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