The Poor Knights Islands are an absolute must for scuba divers and snorkelers. Consistently ranked as the top dive spot in New Zealand and in the top 10 in the world, the Poor Knights, which have been a marine reserve since 1981, offers exceptional underwater visibility and an amazing array of sea-life. Scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking are all available.
Scuba divers can do 2 dives, while those who don’t hold a scuba diving qualification can do a Try Dive where they dive 1 to 1 with a dive professional from Tutukaka Dive Shop. Snorkellers and kayakers can do these activities throughout the time we are at the Poor Knights.
Poor Knights diving prices include transport and boat.
> Minimum 2 passengers – maximum 7 passengers > $240 – Scuba – 2 dives (own equipment) > $340 – Scuba – 2 dives plus hire of all equipment > $370 – Try Dive -1 dive plus hire of all equipment > $240 – Snorkel / Kayak > Depart Auckland: 5.30am (depends on pick up point) > Return time: 7.30pm – 8pm (approximate) > Travel time: 2 hours 30 minutes by car + 1 hour by boat** > Pick up at your hotel / home (Auckland central area*) > Bring lunch or Tutukaka Dive can provide lunch for $10 > Advance bookings essential
*If outside this area, contact me to see if a pick up is possible **Boat time is longer when we encounter dolphins or whales as the boat stops to give us time to enjoy these experiences.