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Address: Marina Rd, Poor Knights Dive Centre, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-434 3867
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The longest standing family-run dive company around; with a number of...

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.

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Great dive

Although more costly than what we are used to paying, the dive was wonderful. Beautiful history of the poor knights, wonderful guides, incredible fish in the archway. We had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Doctora G
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although more costly than what we are used to paying, the dive was wonderful. Beautiful history of the poor knights, wonderful guides, incredible fish in the archway. We had wanted a second day but weather didn't cooperate. Great way to see the coastline of New Zealand

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing day out with Dive! Tutukaka. They are a large and very professional outfit - all of the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Steve the skipper knows the Poor Knight's Islands like the back of his hand and there are loads of dive sites with hardly any other people around. The boat trip alone was brilliant with... More 

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Thank tallphil1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crew are all very friendly, funny and good to get along with if you are a young traveller! They are all experienced and know how to make the experience easy for the customer. The paddle boards and kayaks provided were great quality, like brand new. The dive spot was so nice! It felt just like in Fiji ! The... More 

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Thank Will H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of our holiday destinations are dive based. We were looking forward to Tutukaka as it had been highly recommended. I am a nervous diver and my husband is very confident. Most of the dives never go below 25m and aren't too challenging. We were put in a diving group with a dive master Lisa who was brilliant and put... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our skipper and dive guide were great. We wanted to dive the Waikato wreck so had the small boat and 2 other lads joined our group of 3. The crew made it too easy. Our skipper gave us a run down of the site, then our guide briefed us on the dive plan. He always communicated with us clearly whilst... More 

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Thank James F
Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Poor Knights is an amazing dive destination - well worth the trip if you are visiting NZ. The tour operator is well organised. Great instructor and DMs. They took time at beginning to sort everyone's buoyancy out - certainly didn't feel rushed into the water. Both dives awesome - saw nudibranches, moray eels, octopus, stingrays. Great underwater rock formations.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Without a doubt the Dive! brand goes from strength to strength. The faces have change over the years but the quality, professionalism & attention to detail remains; they make every diver feel special & individual. No one is left out & everyone is included. The guides are all young & bring the vibrancy & enthusiasm of youth with them -... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to the marina and there was ample parking on-site. The dive center was very well organized even though it was a busy day. The equipment was also kept in great condition. The crew was very professional and knowledgeable in their delivery. Through the briefing and throughout the dive, we know we are in good hands for sure. Visibility... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the 2-day, 1-night live aboard trip and found it to be well run, with good crew and good gear. The water is a bit cold so the team makes sure one has good layers. The diving was lovely, with many nudibranchs and other local fish. Our divemasters combined the best of being attentive and safe, with a bit... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very friendly and professional operation, taking you on a tour along the cost of Poor Knights in addition to the dives. Even if the dives themselves may be overrated, the operation is very well run. Easy booking via the website.

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