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Dive! Tutukaka - Poor Knights Diving Day Trip

Whether you're a complete novice, an experienced diver or simply want to go along to enjoy the ride, the Poor Knights Islands are an ecological treasure trove just waiting to be discovered.

Situated 23km of the Tutukaka Coast (ranked 2nd best coastline in the world by National Geographic), the islands are protected by their marine and wildlife reserve status. This allows the marine and wildlife to flourish, the way nature intended it, making the islands one the top 10 dive spots in the world.

Diving highlights include:

  • The world's largest sea cave and a range of drop off's, arches, walls, sand channels, underwater caverns and tunnels.
  • Vast array of colorful invertebrate life, vibrant sponges, anemones, hydroids, corals, nudibranchs and unique flora and fauna and dense kelp forests.
  • Stingrays, maomao, demoiselles, moray eel, scorpion fish, wrasses, nudibranch, grouper and a whole host of other marine life.
  • Marine mammals including dolphins and fur seals. The islands are also a migratory path for orca and whales.
  • Subtropical currents and high visibility ranges of up to 40 metres.
  • The scenery above the crystal clear waters is just as stunning and the islands status a wildlife reserve allows the bird life to thrive. The Poor Knights are also steeped in rich Maori history and have been declared wahi tapu (sacred place).

    Dive! Tutukaka has a fleet of boats of different sizes, and by treating you as an individual, we help you meet your expectations. We tailor the day to suit you; five purpose built boats, more room, top crew, more choice of challenging sites, plus more support and assistance for beginners. You will be neither out of your depth, nor will you be frustrated. As the leading and most awarded dive company in NZ, diving is what we do! And we love it!

    For a world-class once in a lifetime underwater experience, for every level of diver, choose Dive! Tutukaka, The Poor Knights Islands premier tour and diving operator.


  • Adults: $219 per person (Non divers or divers with own gear. Mask, fins, snorkel and kayaks included)

    Product Extra's: (please add on the way to checkout)

  • Full gear hire certified diver, 2 dives - Extra $100pp

  • Tank & weights hire certified diver, 2 dives - Extra $40pp

  • Discover scuba Try diving for the first time! Includes all equipment, and instruction for one dive (kayaks and snorkeling optional) - Extra $150pp

  • Picnic lunch pack - Extra $15pp

  • Location: Tutukaka Marina. 25 minute drive east from Whangarei.

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    Alban from France wrote on 22 October 2017


    The crew was really professionnel...feel secure and safe all along the day... few nice story about this historical place...interresting... weather was ok and visibility too... great spot for diving... top 10 best spot in the world after done Hawai, Roatan , indonesia and australia, im agree... cheers again to all the crew

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    Hi Alban, Yay! Stoked you had a great day - the Islands are indeed special. x Kate

    Jeremy Andrews from New Zealand wrote on 02 July 2015

    Winter no problem for diving here

    Had a 7mm wetsuit and was pleasantly surprised to find I didn't get too cold, plus some winter bonuses - you're more likely to find seals in winter and they may even jump in the water with divers, and the low angle of the sun makes it's brightest in the worlds biggest volume sea cave - Rico Rico. Great dive guides and skipper. highly recommended.

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