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Northland Dive
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Owner description: New Zealand - Bay of Islands only purpose built Dive lodge, meals, gear hire, tank fills including Nitrox & world-class diving all in one beautiful location.Explore the Canterbury Wreck in a sheltered bay, the 113m long Canterbury Wreck rests bolt upright and fully intact. Guided through the wreck with excellent visibility and plenty to see at shallow depths, makes this one of the most accessible wrecks in New Zealand for inexperienced divers. A challenge also awaits for very qualified and experienced diver planning to explore the engine and boiler rooms.Your hosts Shane & Julia instigated the sinking of the former HMNZS Canterbury along with help from friends and family. Our dream became reality on November 3rd 2007.Dive world-class sites Pinnacles, arches, caves, walls, boulders, kelp forests, sponge gardens, abundant schooling fish, vibrantly coloured invertebrates and possible sightings of large pelagic fish. Relax in Northland Dives lodge catering specifically for divers. Our large lounge areas with wood fires in winter are the best place to relax with a drink after your day of diving and before being served up a delicious and plentiful home-cooked meal.
Reviewed 10 July 2014

It was my first time going to Northland Dive, As we arrived at night we were greeted with a warm fire. and a big G'day from Shane we then shook hands and he welcomed us into his palace. he then politely showed us our rooms, after unpacking we sat down for a beer and a cup of tea accompanied with some amazing stories and great yarns. what followed i will remember forever. The next day we got up nice and early geared up and went out on the water. diving the Canterbury Wreck is Awesome. seriously an Amazing dive. the marine life is awesome. we even got to see the seahorse thanks to "nifty" Sam. I would highly recommend coming here, as soon as you walk in the door its like a home away from home. Julia is the sweetest and kindest who is always wearing a smile. can't wait to come back and see you guys and do some more amazing diving.

Thank JamesR-S258
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Came up to Northland Dive for AUUC's annual Mid Winter Christmas trip, and was not disappointed! Shane and Julia were great hosts as per usual, Julia putting on a great Christmas dinner and setting up awesome decorations for us to enjoy.

The diving was amazing, Danger Rock, Home Point and the Canterbury Wreck all providing for great dives with plenty of marine life on show!

Excellent facilities and a great atmosphere, certainly a must visit for any diver!

Thank sjstone28
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Last week my students and I made our way to Northland dive to complete our Wreck dive specialty on the Canterbury. We arrived and Julie and Shane they were really accommodating we all felt like home straight away and thought it was really nice the way they share there home with everyone. The boats were in awesome condition and well looked after. It was a beautiful day and Julie explained a lot about the Wrecks history to us on the way out there. We really enjoyed our stay cant wait to see you guys sometime soon!

Thank Sara B
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We stayed over one weekend to complete our wreck course. I straight away feel at home away from home. Friendly atmosphere at where we staying and both host Shane and Julia are basically a down to earth person and approachable.

The dive itself is flawless, they obviously have run this for years but overall the feeling that you are in good hand.

I would recommend anyone going wreck diving in New Zealand to stay with these guys and guaranteed you'll have a blast.

1  Thank Sugiono S
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed my first experience with Northland Dive. Julia and Shane were wonderful hosts who made us feel very welcome. I cant wait to go back and dive the Canterbury again.

1  Thank Haydon_Steele
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