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Dive! Tutukaka

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About Dive! Tutukaka
Every day all year round boat trips to the Poor Knights Islands. Diving, snorkeling, dolphin watching, relaxing and sightseeing. The longest standing family-run dive company around; more boats, more choice, more room; we tailor the day to suit and are famous for our professional and friendly crew. Sea Shepherd Dive Centre - supporting our eco-warriors. PADI 5 Star Training Centre, salt-water pool on-site. Passionate about the environment, conservation, for divers, snorkelers, and sightseers.
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

Great new shop and facilities. Staff and crew friendly and professional as expected. Safety fist on dives and boat! Well done. Cant wait to go back for a few more dives.More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Johan O
22kaka, Owner at Dive! Tutukaka, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2019

Hey Johan, Congrats on your latest cert! On your way to Divemaster - easy peasy. Thanks - we LOVE our new shop - just gives us the chance to shine - in a warm, light and inspiring environment. Miss the cave, but facing the future...More

Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

Super easy start to the day getting fitted out with equipment. They gave me extra layers to accommodate for my wussy ways. A fantastic day on the boat with extra information given about the Islands and spots we visited. Would 100% recommend them to anyone...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Renee P
22kaka, Owner at Dive! Tutukaka, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Thanks Renee, It was great to have you dive with us, and we understand the "wussy ways" no problems! =) Haha, that made us giggle. You were awesome. It is not the temperature of the water, but YOU in the water. Thanks for the review,...More

Reviewed July 14, 2019

We had been recommended by friends to go to Poor Knight's Islands with Dive Tutakaka. We are very glad we did. The staff were all delightful, the trip fascinating and the snorkeling exceeded all expectations. It is a very professional operation with excellent health and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ruth D
22kaka, Owner at Dive! Tutukaka, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

Hi Ruth, Thank you for the review! And thanks for choosing us to experience the Poor Knights with. We really appreciate it. It was lovely to meet you both, and find out we had a friend in common too. So few degrees of separation in...More

Reviewed July 9, 2019

I have been out with Dive Tutukaka half a dozen times, and have never had a bad trip. Yes, the weather conditions and visibility varies (and is out of their control) but it has always been a great trip, a very professional operation with friendly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Norman H
22kaka, Owner at Dive! Tutukaka, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Hi Norman, Awww, thanks! It is great to hear we are getting it right. We head out daily, and honestly, never tire of it. Pretty special place! x Kate

Reviewed June 6, 2019

I've dived Mexico, Galapagos and Egypt which are world famous dive sites and it is hard for me to find super exciting anymore after them to be honest. But I enjoyed so much diving at Poor Knights Islands! The visibility was excellent, water temperature was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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22kaka, Owner at Dive! Tutukaka, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2019

Hi Yobabab, May is one of my favourite months to dive - the water takes about 8 weeks to cool down so it is still warm, and very blue! The fish just stay, so that part doesn't change year round. Thanks for choosing us to...More

Reviewed May 28, 2019

Our dive master and skipper were fantastic and being it was off-season, there were only four of us on the boat and only two of us diving. The small arch was nice, but the Magic Wall was really lovely. Water wasn't too cold in the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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22kaka, Owner at Dive! Tutukaka, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Heya dramady, Thanks for the review, and yay to a great day! The water is still awesome in May - really clear, a ton of fish, and warmer in than out. I KNW!!! That humpie right? We got the call when the boat was back...More

Reviewed May 27, 2019

Thanks team for a magic day out on Diversity last Wednesday and the extra effort taken to dive Hope Point and especially Tye Dye Arch. Kevin and crew had the enthusiasm of their first trip not their millionth. So refreshing for local kiwi divers who...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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22kaka, Owner at Dive! Tutukaka, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Hi David, Thanks for the review, and we LOVE those sites - the enthusiasm is easy - every time you head out to that place it is special, and you always see something different. Each site has so much - it delivers different awesome each...More

Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

Had a spectacular day diving out at Poor Knights Islands a few days ago. Rose was my instructor she was awesome, so knowledgeable and helpful. Despite being advanced PADI qualified I hadn't been diving for 2 years so she talked everything through with me slowly...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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22kaka, Owner at Dive! Tutukaka, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

Hi Robertazooni. Stoked you had a great day with us - the Poor Knights are very very awesome!! The team give a lot of themselves during the day and we are all handpicked for not only our skill sets, but our personalities! It is a...More

Reviewed April 27, 2019

Went with the Dive Tutukaka team for the day out to the beautiful Poor Knights Marine Reserve. Had two awesome dives, lots of marine life and great visibility. First dive site we anchored inside a cave which was really cool! The crew were great very...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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22kaka, Owner at Dive! Tutukaka, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

Hi Fester62, Firstly, thanks for choosing us! And thanks also for taking the time to review us. It is appreciated! Stoked you liked our special islands, the Poor Knights can deliver so much to any level - and we certainly love being out there every...More

Reviewed April 8, 2019

My wife and I wanted to do scuba diving while visiting New Zealand and after a bit of research I found that one of the best places to do it was at The Poor Knights. We chose to dive with Dive Tutukaka and it was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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22kaka, Owner at Dive! Tutukaka, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2019

Hi Ariel, We are so glad you chose the Poor Knights to dive, and thanks so much for choosing us as well! The diving is consistent and amazing, and the Poor Knights are truly a spectacular temperate water dive, with the life and biodiversity unparalleled....More

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February 2, 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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Response from edewolf07 | Reviewed this property |
As someone already said, go with Dive! Tutukaka, have been very happy with them
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