Dive HQ in Paihia and Waipapa is the Bay of Islands only specialist dive charter and rental shop. We are Experts at taking divers to the Bay of Islands and Rainbow Warrior safely but with a sense of adventure
- Also Paihia's premier fishing tackle shop with a huge range of fishing equipment suitable for beginners to expert game fishermen.
Dive HQ is the far north's premier dive shop and it's our great pleasure to show you all the wonders of this beautiful part of Aotearoa New Zealand.
We offer trips to the spectacular Rainbow Warrior - jewel of the north - aboard our boat, the 'Ara-maru' which only takes 10 minutes to reach the dive site. Whether you want to explore and enjoy the wonders of the underwater world for the first time or you want to launch an exciting career in the dive industry, we will help you realise those dreams with our experienced instructors offering quality P.A.D.I courses.
We also have great in store deals on quality dive gear, Kayaks, fishing and surfing gear.
DIVE THE RAINBOW WARRIOR, one of New Zealand's premiere wreck dives;
The Rainbow Warrior was Greenpeace's flagship on its way to protest France's nuclear testing on the Mururoa Atoll when it was sunk by French saboteurs on July 10, 1985, in Auckland Harbour. Three years after the bombing Greenpeace gifted the Warrior to the sea and she now lies as an artificial reef in the Cavalli Island group, a refuge for the marine life she was sunk trying to protect.
At a max depth of 27m the Warrior is now home to a huge variety of aquatic life and is a world renowned dive site.
Explore the wonders of the underwater world or launch a exciting career in dive industry