SPUMS 2020 Tutukaka is working with selected accommodation providers on the Tutukaka Coast.

All of them have been chosen for their ability to deliver manaakitanga - a Maori concept meaning natural and warm hospitality - and share local tips and advice, as well as look after you for your week of the 49th SPUMS Annual Scientific Conference with workshops and practicals. All within a close proximity, and of different levels of budget, all catering for non-diving partners, with beach access, walking distance to amenities and beaches.

Our selected accommodation providers can only be booked through this conference website after registration opens. Alternate accommodation is available and we cna most certainly assist with any ground based logistics here in Tutukaka.


The Sands Motel

The Sands Motel is situated next to the beautiful white-sand beach of Whangaumu Bay, with direct beach access, the prime beachfront location allows you to experience the Kiwi dream of a holiday house at the beach. A 10 minute drive to Tutukaka.

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There are six units in total, each with 2-bedroom to sleep 4 - 1 queen-size bed and 2 single beds - and each has an outside deck, lounge, full kitchen and bathroom with shower.

Whangaumu Bay - sometimes known as Wellington’s Bay - is a 5 minute drive from Tutukaka.

Whangaumu Bay - sometimes known as Wellington’s Bay - is a 5 minute drive from Tutukaka.


Oceans Quality Hotel

Oceans is where the daily workshops and the 49th SPUMS Annual Scientific Conference and AGM will take place, in the heart of Tutukaka. It has 28 rooms, and a range of apartments available, and is metres from the dive boats, and bustling Tutukaka Marina. Walking distance to the four bars and restaurants, it is perfectly situate to capture the essence of the 49th SPUMS Annual Scientific Conference buzz.

Oceans Resort is in the heart of Tutukaka, and the main base for the ASM 2020.

Oceans Resort is in the heart of Tutukaka, and the main base for the ASM 2020.

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Each of Ocean’s 28 hotel rooms features a super-king size bed (which can be reconfigured as comfortable twin beds), and an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower.


Lodge9

Lodge 9 is boutique lodge accommodation, nestled in a private valley behind the hustle and bustle of Tutukaka Marina. Private courtyard, saltwater pool, sauna, and shared lounge space. In Tutukaka itself.

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The lodge has six large rooms each with ensuite. Up-cycled and eclectic, modern and bespoke furnishings. A resort-styled retreat with salt-water pool, sauna, house-bar and BBQ.
Walking distance to bars and restaurants.

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