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Dive Tutukaka

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Address: Marina Rd, Poor Knights Dive Centre, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-434 3867
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The longest standing family-run dive company around; with a number of...

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.

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Great days diving

My 3 sons and I had an awesome day diving the Poor Knights. The weather and seas were a bit rough so the crossing was the first excitement for the day with a few seasick bags... read more

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My 3 sons and I had an awesome day diving the Poor Knights. The weather and seas were a bit rough so the crossing was the first excitement for the day with a few seasick bags handed out. Once we dropped anchor at the Poor Knights tho the sea was flat with the protection of the islands. Two dives were... More 

Thank Ben2721
Victoria, Canada
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been on dives around the world and we know that each one has different ways of doing things. The skipper of our boat was amazing and very knowledgeable about the area and the Poor Knights Islands where we went diving. He kept everyone organized and we knew what to expect on our journey and when we arrived for... More 

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Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I was advised to come here by a friend in November to complete my PADI Advanced Open Water. The course was absolutely amazing, the operator does absolutely everything for you in the most friendly and helpful way imaginable. The diving out on the Poor Knights Marine Reserve is absolutely second to none and my course was conducted in the... More 

Thank Josh R
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a short 40 minutes boat ride and you're out at Poor Knights Islands - the fish are plentiful and the sea cave was amazing - lunch was great too- very informative and just a fun day out for the family

Thank Dowd H
Cary, North Carolina
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 6 friends, originally booked for the 2-day PKI live aboard. I booked almost a year in advance, and from the start, all communication I received was prompt, friendly and informative. When we arrived, unfortunately, due to high winds, they had to cancel the live aboard, but Kate was fantastic and got us on 2 day... More 

Thank haylaura
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been back many times for Poor Knights diving. Always a great experience run by a professional and friendly outfit

Thank longjourneys
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are two experienced divers and were on a small boat with four other experienced divers. Weather wise we were very lucky and had two amazing dives at the Poor Knights with our amazing guide Brittany. The Skipper Josh was a lot of fun and did also an excellent job! We also did some sightseeing and got some good information... More 

Thank G6702UEsimones
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I traveled here with my husband in February 2017, and we were very impressed with the knowledge of the entire staff, friendliness (!!) and overall experience. We did 4 dives over two days, and the sites were amazing and full of marine life. I told our dive master, Britt, that I had never seen a nudibranch and really hoped to... More 

Thank Claire M
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dive Tutukaka takes great care of its divers, from ensuring the equipment is right for you personally to your lunch preference, helping you get into tight wetsuits to having a hot beverage ready for you after diving. They even take your dive computer readings and make sure you have them at the end of the day. A very customer centric... More 

Thank Wendy B
Westfield, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dive staff was excellent and very knowledgeable about the area and history of the islands. The diving was great. We dove Middle Arch and Trevor's Rocks. Visibility at Middle Arch was fantastic, and the wall there made for an awesome dive. Trevor's Rocks had a stronger current, the visibility wasn't as good, and there was less to see on... More 

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