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Dive Tutukaka

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Marina Rd, Poor Knights Dive Centre, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
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Great charter!

My girlfriend, Abigail, and I went to the Poor Knights a fortnight ago for Abigail's open water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stabbish47
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Blissful Day On and In the Water

What an incredible day out diving around the Poor Knights! One of the most fascinating places I’ve... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lomichellefritz
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Gansbaai, South Africa
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The longest standing family-run dive company around; with a number of boats, professional crew, and every day all year round trips to the Poor Knights Islands. Passionate about the environment, conservation, for divers, snorkellers, and sightseers.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Marina Rd, Poor Knights Dive Centre, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend, Abigail, and I went to the Poor Knights a fortnight ago for Abigail's open water course (and some fun dives for myself). We had a great experience with Dive Tutukaka, they had a great level of customer service and the dive instructor (Simone,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible day out diving around the Poor Knights! One of the most fascinating places I’ve seen underwater. So many arches and lava rock structures to explore, a beautiful variety of fish thanks to the warm currents passing through. The team was incredible, funny,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff - Steven the skipper knows his stuff and likes to inform people in a great way. All the dive staff are just plain nice and professional. Being a little apprehensive after a few years out they were very patient and looked after me...More

Thank spoons110
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Most stunning snorkling - floating above dancing stingrays, drifting through school after school of silvery fish, watching dolphins busy on the hunt, testing the echo in a giant sea cave. Everything is provided - the guides were fantastic. It's not called perfect day for nothing!

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

These guys are awesome. Great skipper who is really knowledgeable about the area, friendly skilled dive guides and large spacious dive boat. The poor knights are a very fun dive site, lots to see and plenty of great terrain to explore. A real 5 star...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

I have mostly been diving in fresh water so it was a stunning experience for me to see for the first time such big variety and abundance of fish and so beautiful reefs! After a boat trip of about 50 min to reach the beautiful...More

Thank KaRi B
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

I spent two days diving the Poor Knights with Dive Tutukaka, and it was well worth the money! The dive operation is a large professional one with good staff and procedures - all gear was good and sorted out within 10 min of arrival at...More

Thank BinDereDoneDat
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

This diving experience was the best yet for me! Amazing diving with abundance of fish/ sea life, educational (even for a know it all kiwi), thoughtful staff know where to look and what to look for to make the experience unforgettable. Can’t thank you guys...More

Thank Jack R
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

My family and I spend 3 days (2nights) on the Acheron and had an awesome time. The staff made us all feel welcome and made sure we were looked after both under the water and on board. We were taken to the best dive sites...More

Thank Rachel H
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We were a group of 5 - 2 divers and 3 snorkellers. There were 3 other divers on the boat and 3 crew (skipper, cook and dive guide) for the 8 of us. one of the other guest divers was a total novice and hubbie...More

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22kaka, Owner at Dive Tutukaka, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Hi Diane, Firstly thank you for both your review, and your emails. We appreciate the time taken to give us feedback - I do wish we had had the chance to rectify some of this whilst you were with us though. I will try and...More

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rec0mmend0r
February 2, 2018|
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Response from 22kaka | Property representative |
The dive boats leave as close to 9am as possible - but there is a snorkel trip that leaves at 11am - were you wanted a dive, or happy to snorkel, kayak and stand up paddle board?
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rec0mmend0r
January 31, 2018|
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Response from edewolf07 | Reviewed this property |
As someone already said, go with Dive! Tutukaka, have been very happy with them
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July 18, 2016|
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Response from E1247IKmaried | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you would need hood and gloves... We were there in summer and the temp. was about 21c... OK for the first few minutes, but it really gets cold as you go down. Why be miserable? Hood and gloves are easy! FYI, the... More
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