Dive! Tutukaka
Dive! Tutukaka
4.5
Scuba & SnorkellingEco ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingStand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Every day all year round boat trips to the Poor Knights Islands. Diving, snorkeling, dolphin watching, relaxing and sightseeing. The longest standing family-run dive company around; more boats, more choice, more room; we tailor the day to suit and are famous for our professional and friendly crew. Sea Shepherd Dive Centre - supporting our eco-warriors. PADI 5 Star Training Centre, salt-water pool on-site. Passionate about the environment, conservation, for divers, snorkelers, and sightseers.
Tutukaka, New Zealand
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matthew k
3 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
We have just completed the open diver course with your team. Charlie was the best guide and instructor. Super friendly and patient. I can’t wait to dive again with your team at the poor knights again.
Written 3 February 2024
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Robert C
Colorado Springs, CO65 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
We have used dive shops all around the world. This one is impressive. They run 3 boats a day - SCUBA, snorkeling, touring. They get a bunch of people in all at once - paperwork, payment, gear, tank test, loaded and gone. All within about an hour. We're talking around 50 people or more. Very smooth, very accurate. These people have conjugated their fecal matter!
The crew will take very good care of you, from beginning to end. Supply you with stuff you forgot. Fix stuff that's broken.
I highly recommend this place above all others we've been with.
Written 14 January 2024
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Jokiwigirl
Auckland Central, New Zealand58 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Finally ticked this iconic NZ experience off my bucket list. It was everything I’d hoped for. Dive Tutukaka customer service was excellent from the moment of my first enquiry. On the trip, staff were professional and attentive. Our Guide Sharon took great care of us, briefing us thoroughly and keeping a safe eye on us during both dives. I thoroughly recommend the packed lunch and the hot drinks between dives were gratefully received. We had an awesome day, thank you.
Written 29 December 2023
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Stephen N
Hong Kong, China338 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
Dive Tututukaka is actually one of the best dive shop which I met. They're very professional with happy and smart staffs. The boat is pretty cool and certainly the forest of seaweed was the major attractive point for scuba diving. Will join them when we have chance to visit New Zealand in the future definitely.
Written 18 December 2023
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Adventure17510748176
3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Dive!Tutukaka is the most professional dive shop we have had the pleasure of diving with in our hundreds of dives over a dozen years. Their staff are organized, kind, helpful and attentive. We did two dives at Poor Knights and loved each one!

I have to shout out Hannah, she took lovely photos of my wife and I, was so patient and understanding, and pointed out all the nudies we could ever have wanted to see- she made our dive day very easy!
Written 5 December 2023
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Ellie H
Kent, UK33 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Brilliant experience. We did a discover dive with Cal and had a great time. She was easy to learn from and made the experience so great. The whole crew were very attentive and friendly too, always checking on you and teaching you about the sights and fish. We loved the dive and being able to snorkel after. Extremely tasty lunch too :)
Written 15 November 2023
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Face_The_Elements
Edmonton, Canada282 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
I had a fantastic diving experience with Dive! Tutukaka. The staff was wonderful, providing thorough guidance throughout the process. Their shared insights about the Poor Knights island and marine life in the area which added to the dive. The dive site had an abundance of fish and sea life to explore. I highly recommend diving or snorkelling if you’re in Tutukaka!
Written 13 November 2023
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annemilieb
Paris, France41 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Perfect day out with a dedicated and very professional crew. Thank you Sophie, Carole and Thomas. The dive sites are stunning, the boat extremely confortable. As it was winter we were a bit afraid of the water temperature but the equipment provided is perfect and we were never cold. Lots of interesting infos about the islands and what we saw during the dives were given and much appreciated. Two thumbs up! :)
Written 22 August 2023
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Mark Calverley
Cable Bay, New Zealand2 contributions
Mar 2023
We had the most amazing full day experience diving at Poor Knights with Dive Tutukaka. The operation was slick and professional and the staff knowledgeable and highly professional. Not to mention amazing weather and stunning diving in a world-class venue. The trip, organisation and staff were faultless. This was one of the highlights of my life... no exaggeration. Thank you all so much. We will be thoroughly recommending Dive Tutukaka to our guests that stay at Doubtless Bay Villas. Thanks. Mark & Jane
Written 10 March 2023
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Thanks Mark and Jane! It was awesome to have you both with us and stoked that we have this amazing Northland backyard to share... x Kate
Written 14 June 2023
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Amy
Denver, CO25 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
Had the most wonderful experience with this company from inquiry to booking to diving. I found this dive shop through trip advisor.

Their website was easy to fill out, I promptly received a response from someone at the shop to answer my questions regarding the dive and other questions about New Zealand. I wish I had more time to spend in this part of the country but I was only able to fit in a day trip with two dives.

The staff was very friendly and knowledgable about the area and sea life. We fortunately had a gorgeous day on the boat and in the water. The water is a bit colder than anticipated. Be ready to wear a 7mil or bring your dry suit. I also brought gloves and was happy I did.

Their gear was clean and used without any problems. They have a full kit for rental if you need everything or can let them know what you need for the day. I am very happy I did this and would go again. Highly recommend.
Written 4 March 2023
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Hi Shamey08, Thanks for the review and for choosing to spend your time with us - the Poor Knights are indeed a special place, and often one day is never enough. We will still be here when you come back next time!! x Kate
Written 14 June 2023
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