The Poor Knights Islands are a complete marine reserve, an hour off the Tutukaka Coast, with incredible biodiversity, temperate waters, archways and swim-throughs and a spine-tingling spirituality.

Looking south over Tawhiti Rahi and towards Aorangi, the Poor Knights Islands are a nature and marine reserve.

Looking south over Tawhiti Rahi and towards Aorangi, the Poor Knights Islands are a nature and marine reserve.

Over 100 dive sites to choose from

Jacques Cousteau rated these islands in the top ten dive sites in the world - it is easy to see why - with over 125 named species, and in such abundance. It is a haven, and caters for all levels, from shallow sand gardens to steep drop offs, to deep caves and unexplored systems, with a biodiversity like kelp gardens, encrusting sponges, six species of moray and wrasse, sting rays and blennies, nudibranchs and kingfish.

SPUMS tutukaka2020 Dive Packages

Two dives daily, for five days, any range of abilities, and different sites daily. With 10 dedicated dive boats, professional crew, gas mixes and options - the chance to dive the incredible Poor Knights is not to be missed. Accompanying passengers are encouraged to snorkel, kayak, SUP or relax.

Non-diving partners welcome - the clear waters offer incredible snorkelling, and the SUP’s are great fun on board.

Non-diving partners welcome - the clear waters offer incredible snorkelling, and the SUP’s are great fun on board.

Daily schedule

Breakfast and 7am departure, with practical workshops and morning teas on board, back for lunch and a 2pm group sessions. Tank hire, nitrox available, full service equipment and equipment hire.