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

Dive! Tutukaka, Aug, 2005,

by John Sommerer, MD, United States . Report 1912.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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