Poor Knights Island

The Poor Knights are renowned for the diversity of life that is not seen anywhere else in New Zealand


$180.00 per person



About this experience

The Poor Knights is located just over 20 km off the Tutukaka coast in Northland. The Poor Knights are made up of dozens of islands and protruding rocks and countless pinnacles that create perfect diving conditions.

The Poor Knights are New Zealand's oldest marine reserve and often regarded as the best dive site in the country and one of the best sites in the world. Dive sites range from shallow reefs to walls that drop further than 60 meters. The dive sites are ideal for divers of all levels, from beginner to seasoned divers, some sites during the late summer months are known to attract rare tropical species like Whale Sharks, Turtles, Tuna and other ocean-going pelagics. It is common to see schooling Blue Maomao, schooling Demoiselles, Snapper, Kingfish, Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Crayfish and Octopus Typically leave from Tutukaka Marina.

The Trip is approximately 30 - 45 minutes depending on the conditions

Your Host

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Auckland Scuba and Whakaari Express.

At Auckland Scuba we like to get out diving as much as we can to the best dive sites (why else would you own a dive centre?). Our Auckland Scuba divers make regular trips out across the north island to hit the best scuba spots we can find. Check back with us regularly for the latest list of our planned dive trips.