Dive Tutukaka (Poor Knight Islands) - NZ Travel

Dive Tutukaka (Poor Knight Islands)

Dive Tutukaka (Poor Knight Islands)
Dive Tutukaka is New Zealand’s premier full-service dive charter operator, servicing the Poor Knights Islands; “the best sub-tropical diving in the world”.  Dive Tutukaka delivers a total experience. Our five ocean going vessels take over 12,000 customers to The Poor Knights Islands every year.

Location: The Poor Knights Dive Centre, Corner of Marina Road and Marlin Place, Tutukaka.


Operating hours: Dive Centre open daily from 7.00am to 7.00pm. 

Please check individual trip times. 


Child Ages: 2 to 12 years.

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Our Boats and Crew:

Dive Tutukaka has the largest dedicated dive charter fleet in New Zealand, available for day trips and private charter. Designed for diving, our vessels are licensed and fitted with safety and oxygen equipment. With five boats to choose from, we can cater for groups from ten to 26 divers.

All dive skippers and crew, are fully qualified, emergency first response trained, certified and compliant with all regulations. All of our boats have a galley with unlimited complimentary tea, coffee, milo and soup. We have got hot showers, marine toilets, plenty of seats and ample dry stowage, plus fresh water and rinse facilities for gear and cameras. The dive vessels are all covered in and equipped with marine and diving first aid kits and oxygen. Tutukaka to the Poor Knights is a 23 km open ocean trip. 

Available Activities:
The Perfect Day Out


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Our very special day-trip offers the ultimate non-diving experience, with sight-seeing, kayaking, cave explorations, snorkeling, swimming, sea mammal-spotting, snippets of fascinating history and Island facts and great food. The boat is incredibly well fitted-out, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, upstairs viewing, plenty of facilities and the fabulous ‘fish cam’ feeding live underwater shots right into the boat.

Includes: Buffet lunch, use of kayaks and snorkel gear.

Departure time: 10.45am to 4.00pm.

Minimum Numbers: No minimum numbers.

Maximum Numbers: No maximum numbers.

Suitable for Children: Yes.

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