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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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Well-run outfit

I did my open water PADI here and had a good experience - the instruction was good, the visibility... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Matt S
Middle Arch Dive in Middle Earth (sort of).

New Zealand (as I keep telling people) is more than Middle Earth and Lord of the Rings and Hobbits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Che D
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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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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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 5 days ago

I did my open water PADI here and had a good experience - the instruction was good, the visibility for the dive was amazing and we saw some cool stuff. My 5-star review is mainly directed at the staff back at the office who were...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New Zealand (as I keep telling people) is more than Middle Earth and Lord of the Rings and Hobbits (although 'Second Breakfasts are always welcome'.) Dive! Tutukaka was recommended to me by friends as soon as I said I wanted to dive at Poor Knights...More

Thank Che D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must do in New Zealand if you love the ocean. Incredible experience for diving, snorkeling or SUP lovers. During summer visibility reach 30m+ and plenty of tropical fishes and plants to see.

Thank FabioPonzoni
Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt that the island was absolutely stunning, and the dive spots were great, with a great diversity of life. I did a refresher course, so was thrilled that I managed to get some good quality dive time on the first one. However, I feel...More

Thank Umang J
Reviewed 1 week ago

After completing the (lengthy) online eLearning for the PADI course, we visited Dive Tutukaka for two days. Mia was very good at filling us in on what to expect. Great coaching (Simone) and awesome opportunities to practice our new found skills in the ocean. The...More

Thank RichieJ82
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sunny day helped to make this a most enjoyable experience. Seeing a school of fish swimming alongside feeding on smaller fish was amazing. Everyone who entered the water saw some amazing sights under the sea. Lots of wonderful photos taken a brilliant experience had...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was debating a 3 or 4 star rating, should be 3.5, but rounded it up. Dive is a massive operator sending out two boats to the pour knights islands, just 30ish minutes off the coast of Tutukaka. Check in was smooth and all gear...More

1  Thank travelbysuitcases
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great skipper Ashley and super dive master Jules. Thanks for an enjoyable day!! Beautiful photos taken by Jules and posted on fb for our use. My 13yo loved it. Equipment, boat, crew, etc is tops

Thank elanadup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are considering diving with Dive Tutukaka at Poor Knights Island then do! It is a fabulous experience. My husband and I had not dived for almost 10 years so we were given a refresher dive to start with. Luke, our very patient and...More

Thank DMThorn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did 7 dives in 2 days on the liveaboard Acheron. The staff were great. The food was great. The diving was even better than expected. Sam and Annika were great guides. They were very professional, hugely enthusiastic and very patient and helpful. It was...More

Thank kalimg01
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Questions & Answers
3 February 2018|
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?
1 February 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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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