- Dive crew and boat skippers among the best in the World
- A protected Marine Reserve only for you!
- A 2 days & 1 night diving liveaboard: priviledged night and sunrise dives!
- Diving dedicated pool for training, specialized and comfortable boats
Our opinion on Dive! Tutukaka:
If you've ever wondered what a world-class dive centre looks like... look no further, we have found it for you: Dive! Tutukaka. Nestled in the charming harbour of Tutukaka, it is the gateway to New Zealand's best dive sites, the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve.
Dive! Tutukaka runs smoothly, even with the summer crowds, and you'll find the general organization aiming for perfection, every day of the year! The attention to detail and excellent customer service offered by Kate, Luke and the whole team from the very start are a clear sign that you're gonna have a great day! They've recently built a diving dedicated swimming-pool and a spacious classroom with all the mod-coms.
The trip to the Poor Knights Marine Reserve (hailed by diving magazines as 'The Best Sub-Tropical Diving Destination in the World') lasts around 45 minutes... Keep an eye open during the briefing on the way out as you're likely to see some playful dolphins, blue penguins or even a whale! Then once you're onsite, EVERYTHING is done for you, yes! The crew is extremely professional and will take care of you beyond your expectations!
When you see the enthousiasm and the joy of the divers, you understand that the Poor Knights Islands are somewhat special. The day has gone by like a dream, punctuated with hot soups and coffee, and the slow cruises around the prehistorical scenery: caves and arches so awesome they won't leave ANYONE indifferent!
If you're not a diver, jump onboard the 'Perfect Day' cruise: this large modern boat has been especially designed for snorkelers and 'dry' visitors to the islands... Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, relaxing, yummy buffet and amazing stories!
Dive! Tutukaka has recently set up a diving liveaboard to the islands: 2 days & 1 night for you to enjoy priviledged conditions for a night dive, a sunrise dive ad more! Perfect setting for the PADI Advanced course or the UW photographers.
For the wreck divers, a frigate has been sunk off Tutukaka harbour: the Waikato, 120 meters long and still fitted with its guns! You can dive it inside out, which is great for training and photography.
For the groups, charter your own boat according to the amount of divers, either with your own schedule or with a custom-built dive plan for the day... or for the week! If the conditions are right, you'll have the opportunity to dive the Pinnacles or the SugarLoaf, two isolated islands off the Poor Knights main hub: a fascinating diving experience, where the marine life stuns as much by its density than its diversity!
Enjoy every single minute that you spend out there: thanks to Dive! Tutukaka, the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve shows its true personality, one that you will never forget.