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Dive Tutukaka

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Marina Rd, Poor Knights Dive Centre, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
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Stunning dive experience (in the top 10 of J. Cousteau!)

I have mostly been diving in fresh water so it was a stunning experience for me to see for the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
KaRi B
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Worth Diving!

I spent two days diving the Poor Knights with Dive Tutukaka, and it was well worth the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
BinDereDoneDat
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Dublin, Ireland
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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 AM - 7:00 PM
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 yesterday 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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank nzp0ppy
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22kaka, Owner at Dive Tutukaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Poor Knights Island, and enjoyed watching dolphins on the way. We did snorkel, stand up paddle board, kayak and visitided the world's largest sea cave. The crew was awesome. A truly amazing experience!

Thank Jime G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic crew, great boat and just the dream dive spots! Much better than I had first thought! All crew very informative and friendly! I will be highly recommending these guys to friends and already want to come back here for my next holiday!

Thank Hannah J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Poor Knights with Dive Tutukaka yesterday and had a great day. We were a mixed group of divers and snorkellers, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. All the staff were great and and keen to ensure everyone had a good time. Sophie was...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This was a spectacular day diving - some of the best diving I've had around the world, and two of the best dives I've had in three decades of diving. Fantastic visibility, incredible school-fish and pelagic life, loads and loads of rays, and even pretty...More

Thank MikeKiwi
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I got my open water diver certification at this site. The entire team was very friendly and helpful, and Simone was a wonderful instructor. Diving here is a wonderful experience as well -- great visibility and animal life.

Thank Ron M
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rec0mmend0r
3 February 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
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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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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