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Dive Tutukaka

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Marina Rd, Poor Knights Dive Centre, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
+64 9-434 3867
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Class Professionalism

Great adventure with a class staff and operation. One of the best run and organized dive companies... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Seattle, Washington
via mobile
Very good dive location; great dive shop

One of the most professional dive shops I've been at. My teenage son did his openwater certificate... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Palo Alto, California
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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Marina Rd, Poor Knights Dive Centre, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
+64 9-434 3867
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great adventure with a class staff and operation. One of the best run and organized dive companies I've ever gone out with. Staff made sure you had everything you needed at all times. Hot drinks, etc. First Class equipment as well. No worries with these...More

Thank ESadlak
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the most professional dive shops I've been at. My teenage son did his openwater certificate there while I did a one-day dive trip with them. Very professional group, great attitude, very good equipment and made sure we have a great experience. Dive site...More

Thank Guy001122
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dive Tutukaka is a terrific operation with a great facility for diving, accommodations, and snorkel trips. While I am a professional diver, time didn't allow for me to dive in New Zealand. I did enjoy a wonderful snorkel trip to the Poor Knight's Island. Steve...More

Thank aquaticsoulphoto2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very pricy but really really cool experience to go snorkeling at the poor knights islands with dive tutukaka. If you're not into snorkling you can paddleboard or kajak around or just chill on the boat and enjoy paradise.The crew was really helpful...More

Thank CiliaHolzer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This outfit is very well run with very professional and friendly staff. Boat, equipment and service are top rate. If, like me, you have never dove in cold water take some time to work out what weight you need wearing a 7mm wetsuit with a...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prior Diving Experience: Koa Tao, Thailand; Gili Islands, Indonesia; Sipadan, Malbul & Kapalai, Malaysia I chose to dive at the Poor Knights Island after reading these Islands have a top ten dive site in the world according to the famous explorer Jacques Cousteau. The reviews...More

Thank tpmeade1565
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I joined friends who are certified divers. While they dove, we did a discovery dive. Staff was very helpful and our guide was great. He pointed out some interesting things along the way. They provided nice equipment including wetsuits to stay warm....More

Thank DLB6584
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time with this crew, very friendly guides and held our hands for our very first scuba dive to ensure we were comfortable. Highly recommend this company. Thanks for the memories!!

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dove with Dive Tutukaka on our third day in NZ. We aren't certified, so we chose to do the discover scuba options with two dives. I haven't been diving in 7 years, and my husband is a complete novice. Giles did...More

Thank Amelia C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returned to Dive! Tutukaka after having spent one week on the Poor Knights with them end of 2015 and never regretted any diving. They do a great job and have outstanding staff and service, highly recommendable ! Hope to return one day and spend a...More

Thank edewolf07
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19 July 2016|
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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