My wife and I went on two dives with Paihia Dive - a reef dive and the Canterbury wreck dive. We came to Bay of Islands by cruise ship, and were picked up promptly by Jacob after coming by tender boats. We were promptly fitted for all the gear - which were in fine working condition. As we were not advanced open water certified, we were able to do the coursework through the shop for the deep dive to complete that portion of the certification. After all of the gear was packed, we walked to the boat, as the dock was about half a block away from the shop. The dives were amazing, despite only having 5-10 meters of visibility due to a recent cyclone. We especially enjoyed the Canterbury wreck dive and were able to swim in the ship's bridge, along its halls, and gaze at large schools of fish swimming nearby. The crew were very helpful with preparing and breaking down the equipment. They were knowledgeable and clearly enjoyed their jobs, as they made sure that our trip was as fun and memorable as possible. Our two sisters also came on the trip, without open water certification, and were able to go on a guided discover scuba dive up to 12 meters - which they enjoyed a lot as well. We came back to Paihia in time to walk around the small quaint town before we had to board the tender boat back to our ship. All in all, a very smooth and pleasant experience.
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