You are here: Home ›› Packages ›› Poor Knights Islands

Poor Knights Islands

The coastal village of Tutukaka is a quaint harbour with plenty of soul; arrive the evening before your dive day, and stay at the local hotel, choose from the four restaurants and three bars within walking distance, and enjoy a luxurious night’s sleep.

After a buffet complimentary breakfast, it is a short walk to the Poor Knights Dive Centre, where the crew will complete paperwork and get you kitted up with equipment. You will leave the harbour by 8.45 and be on your way to the Poor Knights Islands. The trip usually takes 40-60 minutes and we often see dolphins or whales on the journey.

Once at the Poor Knights, we spend a little time find the best dive spot, depending on the swell, wind direction, experience and personal preference of the divers on board. A thorough briefing of the site and the marine life is always given before we get into the water, whether we’re diving, snorkeling or kayaking.

When you’re not diving, relax topside and make use of the hot showers and comfortable facilities. All our dive boats cater for non-divers; take command of a kayak, or don mask and snorkel, and find a whole other way to discover the Islands…

Whatever your activity, there is plentiful hot coffee, tea, soup or Milo (hot chocolate) waiting your return. We’ll get everyone back on board for lunch, and then go for a tour around some of the special spots of the Poor Knights.

Generally there will be 1.5 hours between the dives, giving opportunity for other activities or simply relaxing and socialising between dives. You will find your crew very knowledgeable and willing to assist with any questions you might have.

Again considering conditions, we will find a dive stop in a fresh new area and after another briefing the second dive of the day will get under way. When everyone is topside and counted, we stow the gear and arrive back at Tutukaka Marina between 3.30 and 4.30pm.

Stay that night and enjoy the Tutukaka Apres Dive scene, or travel on your way to your next destination.

Accommodation is based on twin share, and dinner can easily be included in the package.