85 Abbey Caves Road Whangarei 0175 New Zealand
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One of the best scuba diving sites in the world

Poor Knights Diving

Diving at the Poor Knights

The Poor Knights has for many years been recognized as New Zealand’s top scuba diving location and considered by Jacques Cousteau to be one of the top scuba dive sites of the world.

Tropical and subtropical life forms have become established among the diverse and multiple environments formed by the island’s volcanic origins.

Underground caves, tunnels and archways are home to an extraordinary variety seaweeds and dense populations of friendly, colourful fish.

Just let us know when you want to go diving and we will organise everything for you. We highly recommend Dive! Tutukaka as their service and equipment is impeccable (we’ve been out with them ourselves).

If you book your dive with us we will give a $10 discount on your room price for one night for each person diving.  If you book the Perfect Day cruise with us we will give a discount of $8 for one night for each guest booking the cruise.

2 Tank Dive with full equipment hire
2 Tank Dive with own gear
“Explorer” – similar to the Perfect Day cruise, you snorkel at the Poor Knights while the divers are diving
Try Dive with full gear and instructor
Refresher course with two dives
PADI Open Water course with all gear included – 3 days
PADI Advaced with all gear included – 4 days and 5 dives
“Perfect Day Cruise” – snorkel and kayak at the Poor Knights. This cruise has been set up with sightseeing and snorkelers in mind. Departs daily at 11am from Tutukaka and includes lunch.

The dive boats leave to the Poor Knights from Tutukaka Marina at 8am. It is a 30 minute drive from Little Earth Lodge to Tutukaka.  The dive shuttle bus can pick you up from Little Earth Lodge ($20 per journey) or use your own transport.