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Goat Island Dive & Snorkel

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142a Pakiri Road, Leigh, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
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**MARRIAGE PROPOSAL DIVE**

The Team at Goat island Dive & Snorkel were AWESOME!! Before i even bought the vouchers for the... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Jono_Leah
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Auckland, New Zealand
Great autumn snorkel

I had very limited time but was able to go on a group snorkel and had a great time. The water was... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
JulesM19
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Welcome to Goat Island Dive & Snorkel. Auckland's #1 underwater adventure offering everything from snorkel and dive hire, scuba dive training and dive trips. We are situated on the Matakana Coast in Leigh, just on the road to New Zealand's first fully protected marine reserve, Goat Island. The Reserve is teaming with life and offers an amazing experience for all levels. We have beginner guided snorkel tours or come on one of our advanced snorkel lessons to gain more understanding. If you are feeling more adventurous why not try scuba diving, we have lessons for first timers and more experienced divers. Dive in with us!
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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142a Pakiri Road, Leigh, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The Team at Goat island Dive & Snorkel were AWESOME!! Before i even bought the vouchers for the dive i had contacted them in regards to doing my marriage proposal underwater with them and they were sooo helpful & attentive to my requests and even...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I had very limited time but was able to go on a group snorkel and had a great time. The water was warmer than expected (19C) so we were warm in our wetsuits for the duration of the tour. Cassie was a great guide and...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Headed out on the beginners snorkel class, the whole experience was professional and friendly. Sara and Stone made the whole experience fantastic and gave excellent tips and advice. Recommended.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The young female staff member was very helpful and friendly when we were hiring our gear and asking questions about snorkeling. Snorkeling at Goat Island is an experience not to be missed. I would recommend this place.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

It was an amazing experience. If you want to start diving, this is the place to go. The reserve provides a sheltered, shallow and very safe place for beginner level divers. It is full of marine life, with a lot of friendly and inquisitive BIG...More

Thank Andres G
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goatislanddive, Manager at Goat Island Dive & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hi Andres! Thank you for your kind words, and we are so happy you enjoyed your dive. We had a great time diving with you and look forward to next time! You're welcome back anytime you want! Cheers, Sarah and Tine.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We're a family of two adults and three young teens, who had a truly superb experience of snorkeling. Sarah was an excellent host: knowledgeable, easy-going, flexible and very competent. She gave us insight into what we were seeing that gave an extra dimension to the...More

Thank TKAMMLondon
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I went for my first Scuba dive last week and man it amazing. So many fish around us and a sting ray laying on the sea bed it was a great way to see what lives in the ocean. It was my first time and...More

Thank Robyn A
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I was a bit concerned about spending a whole hour snorkelling with my young grandson. Our guide, Steve, quickly allayed any fears and was able to balance the differing needs of the total beginners in our group with the more experienced with confidence and a...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I did a guided snorkel tour with Ashleigh and had a really wonderful experience. It was the first time snorkelling for both of us. Ashleigh was incredibly enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the snorkelling was just amazing. The environment is incredibly beautiful. After...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Took a guided Scuba tour. A small group of only 3 of us were super relaxed with Sarah as our guide. Visibility was stunning and plenty to see. Well organised team made everything trouble free.

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Kevin V
18 February 2017|
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Response from HappyFins | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kevin, Summer in NZ are Dec to Feb. Winter is from June to Aug. It depends on where in NZ you are for the best diving. If you are in North Island then areas north of Auckland would be the best such as Poor Knights... More
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plattc
28 March 2015|
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Response from goatislanddive | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes we are open 4th and 5th. Times available are 12 noon for novice (those who have not snorkelled before and not confident in the water) and 2 p.m. for advanced swimmers i.e. need to be able to swim 200... More
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