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Dive Tutukaka

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Marina Rd, Poor Knights Dive Centre, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
+64 9-434 3867
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Great caring staff

We dove at poor knights islands. We told the company up front that we were occasional divers and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sandy W
Denver, Colorado
via mobile
Fantastic dive operators and nice guide.

A well deserved 5 star review for Dive! Tutukaka. Having heard about the poor knights ( who hasn't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Marina Rd, Poor Knights Dive Centre, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
+64 9-434 3867
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We dove at poor knights islands. We told the company up front that we were occasional divers and would need a little extra attention. They were right on it... Offering their help and taking us down with the beginner group with 2 dive Masters in...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A well deserved 5 star review for Dive! Tutukaka. Having heard about the poor knights ( who hasn't) this was a must for us on our NZ adventures. Dive tutukaka were really organised throughout the whole day, gearing up on the morning was done without...More

Thank msjhtravelling
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Great staff good boats shame the owner is quit rude and abrasive Dive crew very helpful with good briefings ,poor nights worth diving for anyone of any level , recommend the Waikato wreck also

2  Thank stresspoint
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I honestly don't now how anyone could give these guys a bad review. All the staff were friendly, talkative and genuinely cared that we all had a great diving experience. The atmosphere on the boats was both relaxed and lively, whilst the utmost standard of...More

Thank SamGoesNomad
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Well you've read all about it, you've travelled half the world to be here. Was it worth it? Hell yes, it is stunning. Clear blue water, beautiful underwater arches and caves and the most fish I have ever seen. The first arch - nearly 10x10m...More

Thank R0062
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

One of my planned splurges for my New Zealand adventures was to dive at the Poor Knight's Island. Well, it ended up not being nearly as expensive and I'd feared and even more incredible that I imagined. It's been a while since my last dive,...More

Thank stephanie_sandiego1
Reviewed 12 June 2017

If you are a scuba diver or snorkeler, you must see the Poor Knights Islands. I can honestly say that this is hands down the most beautiful dive site I have ever been to. Besides what is under the water, just seeing the islands in...More

Thank Trevor808
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Great professional and friendly staff that have lots of stories and jokes to share. Clean spacious boat, go off season to avoid the summer crowded boats. Poor Knights has excellent diving. Definitely recommended.

Thank sam15595
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a fantastic day diving and snorkelling at Poor Knights Island. The sealife was amazing,so many different species of fish and colourful sponges. The team were professional,knowledgeable and friendly, the day was run really well. I really enjoyed hearing about the...More

Thank ClareUK123
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Starting with the positive: it really is an awesome diving site to which they have access to. i have done more than 300 dives total, but only in warm waters, so that was quite new to me and I enjoyed it a lot! Black coral,...More

Thank KiwixWilson
22kaka, Owner at Dive Tutukaka, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Hey, Sounds like your trip wasn't that cool, but to be honest - I have looked back through all our records, and we don't have anyone with your name and matching dive history recently with us? A couple of flags for me, are the fact...More

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19 July 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