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Address: 7 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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+64 7-867 1580
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 17:00
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Blessed on the Coromandel Peninsula with arguably the best diving in NZ,...

Blessed on the Coromandel Peninsula with arguably the best diving in NZ, from shore, boat or kayak. There is always good diving conditions, prolific fish life and endless dive sites for the beginner and the advanced. With this and all the other natural wonders in and around Mercury Bay, we believe it to be the best location in New Zealand to come to dive and to learn to dive. Let us show you our world!

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Awesome Dive Center

Really one of the best dive centers I ever dived with! Really nice staff, good and new equipment (7mm for 21°C watertemperatur), pretty cool, charming boat and awesome spots. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Kathi K
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Rosenheim, Germany
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Rosenheim, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really one of the best dive centers I ever dived with! Really nice staff, good and new equipment (7mm for 21°C watertemperatur), pretty cool, charming boat and awesome spots. We went diving at the Alderman Islands and it was so pretty. 225 dollar is a bit too much for two dives but I guess it's just New Zealand. And it... More 

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DiveZoneWhitianga, Owner at Dive Zone Whitianga, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write your review Kathi. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, friendly staff and couldn't have made getting my dive ticket anymore enjoyable. Alice is a great instructor and it was easy to tell that she and everybody else there loved their job.

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DiveZoneWhitianga, Owner at Dive Zone Whitianga, responded to this review

Thanks Jeremy! Hope we see you again. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would have given Dive Zone an excellent except for the boat and its crew - I think provided by a third party. The instructors, Connor and Lily, were great and very helpful when needed, especially with the novices. However we were somewhat limited in dive sites by the fact that the boat that we used struggled to reach above... More 

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DiveZoneWhitianga, Owner at Dive Zone Whitianga, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review and you are right - you were on a third party charter vessell and we will pass your comments on to them as we pride ourselves on our crews doing their best to look after all customers. With this very busy time of year we sometimes do use charter vessels in addition to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Dive Whitianga was amazing. The staff that work there were so very nice and helpful. Elise was full of knowledge and helpful info about the dives we were going on and about the whole area while we stayed in coromandel. Not having gone diving in almost a year, she made us feel super comfortable about going again. Our captain and... More 

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DiveZoneWhitianga, Owner at Dive Zone Whitianga, responded to this review

Great to hear how well our crew looked after you - its what we expect! Thanks for taking the time to review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

If you are passionate about diving you need to go to Dive Zone Whitianga, Darrell, Linda & the team are super knowledgeable about the area and equipment to make your dive a great experience. I did my Peak Performance Buoyancy course with Elise on a gorgeous day to the Alderman Islands & she was very thorough to ensure I had... More 

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DiveZoneWhitianga, Owner at Dive Zone Whitianga, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and great to hear that our crew do their jobs well. More 

Manly, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stopped in here to hire some snorkel gear to take to Stingray Bay and were given great service and advice by the girl behind the counter. She is obviously passionate about diving and the area, and also gave us the best tips when we returned the following day re not missing out on New Chums. We weren't able to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great dive operation, staff, and shop. Very enthusiastic and professional staff; you feel like you are diving with your friends. Rental gear was top quality and in great condition. The captain was friendly and experienced - he travelled great lengths in the bay to find us ideal dive locations and provided an overview of the sites. The boat is on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The staff were very very helpful and the equipment we needed was readily available with flexible return times

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Couldn't be happier with my experiences with Darrell an his crew, right from the first time I met them they have always been welcoming, helpful and accommodating. Best for advice on gear, personal diving development and services. Always do their best to make your day with them the best day ever, and work with you to make sure that you... More 

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DiveZoneWhitianga, Owner at Dive Zone Whitianga, responded to this review

Aw shucks Chris. Thanks for taking the time to write that lovely review. So glad our crew look after you so well - its what we expect. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Night/Dawn dive with the best!!! Water was like glass, small crew on board and excellent dive conditions. Could have started my day any better! Thanks Dive Zone Whitianga

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DiveZoneWhitianga, Owner at Dive Zone Whitianga, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Jamie. Loved the dawn photos Darrell took that morning. Looks like a wicked day to start the day and glad you enjoyed it. More 

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