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Dive Review of Dive! Tutukaka in
New Zealand/Poor Knights Islands

August, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by John Sommerer, MD, United States
Report Number 1912
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Costa Rica, Galapagos, Indonesia, Micronesia, Mexico, Polynesia
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
57   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
7
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Great dive operation in a fascinating location. We're not normally
cold-water divers, but we really enjoyed the Poor Knights. Large diversity
and abundance of fish, critters, in a beautiful setting.

Dive boat one of the best (day) boats I've ever been on. Suzette & I
were the only divers, but they took us out (24km!) all the same, no
grousing. Dive guides Michelle and Jury were both great. Nice boat tour of
the islands during surface interval. Wish we had time to dive more of the
sites. Arches, caves, points, etc.

Coldest diving I've ever enjoyed!

Drive to Tutukaka very pretty. Highly recommend Pacific Rendezvous for a
place to stay; the hot tub is just about essential at the end of the day.
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