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“Yukon Dive is the best dive operation at Poor Knights and beyond !!!!”
Review of Yukon Dive

Yukon Dive
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Tutukaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Yukon Dive is proudly 100% Kiwi owned and operated by husband and wife team Noel and Jo. We are experienced qualified dive Instructors who are extremely passionate about our environment and it's future and we pride ourselves in offering a professional, friendly and personal service. Our mission is to share our passion for the underwater world of the Poor Knights, with a focus on friendship, a spirit of adventure and a commitment to safety, the environment and our community. Enjoy the ultimate Poor Knights experience with a small group. Teeming with life, the unique marine environment of of the Poor Knights Marine Reserve provides exceptional scenery above and below the water. Whether you are an experienced diver or just beginning, snorkeling or sightseeing, we will both do our best to make sure that your experience at the Poor Knights is one to remember and tell all your friends about!
Reviewed 6 March 2017

There is not enough GREEN dots to rate this attraction !!! If you are in to diving or just snorkeling or just sightseeing,this is a perfect day out .The crew of both Yukon Dive boats are the best bunch of people you want to be out at Poor Knights islands with they will keep you safe and happy. Highly commended Ziggy

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I did a "refresher dive" and absolutely loved it. I hadn't dived in five years and only few times even then so I was quite nervous at first. But these guys make you feel so comfortable and safe about it.

It was Monday so I was the only one attending this refreshing dive. So on the way to the Poor Knights Island they go through the basic stuff and the skills that you're gonna practise on your first dive. I was lucky to get this brilliant guy named Derek all to myself and he made sure all the time I felt good about myself in the water. Also they see if you are not totally comfortable and will help you with that.

My second dive we got to do with a lovely lady called Mary and there were two of us divers. Once again I felt being in good hands.

Haven't dived much so can't say much about the marinelife but for me it was absolutely beautiful. Stingrays, scorpion fish, "Nemos"... someone had seen a bronze shark too.

Between your dives you can have a hot cuppa tea or coffee (or soup) with your lunch and maybe enjoy the sun on the deck with some peanuts and lollies they provide you.:)

There is a toilet on the boat and fresh water shower. Even tho it had been five years since my last dive they are so good at what they're doing that it was actually easier for me to clear up my mask under the water than to flush the toilet on the boat (you will know after what I mean).

Also the skipper Glenn was very helpful with all the gear and knowledgeable about the places we visited.

During the day you feel like they really want you to enjoy your time and show you the reason why they are passionate about diving.

So highly recommend Yukon Dive!

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

I had a great day with Yukon Dive scuba diving at Poor Knights. From the booking with Jo through to the trip with Glen and Immy, the entire team was friendly, helpful and kind. As the only beginner on the trip they were really good at making me feel comfortable and prepared for the dive, which was much appreciated. We were lucky enough to dive at Tie Dye Arch which was amazing, seeing sharks and rays plus hundreds of fish! Between dives we were shown around the islands, including the sea cave, which was great. Soup, biscuits, sweets and hot drinks are provided, plus a very welcome hot shower onboard! This is a smaller operator, with circa 14 people maximum on the boat - in my opinion this is definitely the way to go vs. the big boats. Thank you for a great day Yukon - I can highly recommend!

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

With access to incredible dive sites, a fun and experienced crew and the ability to juggle a make the day special for people of every skill level, Yukon Dive was the best way to see the Poor Knights.

I dived while my partner snorkelled and we both had unforgettable experiences thanks to the team. We also felt that our time above water wasn't wasted, with the boat skipper taking us on a comprehensive tour of the islands and treating us to some really special experiences. Can't recommend them enough.

Thank Grant M
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

I have dived the Knights a number of times, but this weeks trip with Yukon revealed them in a way I had not experienced before. The guide available made each dive special with her comprehensive knowledge of the sites, and the owner operator was totally committed to ensure everyone had a memorable experience suited to their level of ability and comfort on the day. I will certainly return.

Thank Marion F
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