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Poor Knights - Learn to dive

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The PADI Open Water Course is the initial step on the ladder in your diving adventure, and doing it in Poor Knights Island will provide you with a diving experience that is far from what you would get anywhere else The Poor Knights are special due to the blending environments. You will dive in incredible kelp forests similar to those in the cold fjords of Northern Norway, except these are absolutely packed with colorful reef fish that has traveled down from Asia, in temperate and crystal clear waters. It is truly a different environment, which you will realize the second you descend down into the incredible scene of kelp and big schools of alien fish. It is pure meditation. Diving in kelp is like being little again and playing in fields taller than yourself, only this time you can fly. You won't understand this until you have tried it. We highly encourage you to go ahead.

The easiest way to get to the Poor Knights Islands is to jump on a boat from Tutukaka. We have chosen the most experienced dive center for your dive trip. Winning several awards for being a professional and environmentally active organization you will be on top managed boats who are the only ones certified to interact with the hundreds of dolphins often riding the bow waves on your way to Poor Knights Islands.

Tutukaka is on the east coast of New Zealand's stunning Northland area. It has the peace and natural beauty of far more remote areas within a two-hour drive of Auckland. Based around a picturesque harbour 25 minutes from the bustling town of Whangarei, Tutukaka makes life very simple for all visitors; accommodation, transport and activities are all within a few hundred meters of one another.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular diving certificate worldwide. After completing this 3-4 day course you are certified to dive to 18 m independently with a buddy. The PADI diving license is recognized worldwide. The course consists of five modules of learning. You study via self-study workbook and complete a knowledge review.

The PADI Open Water Course is performance based. That means you have to understand and pass the theory and perform the in-water skills correctly and with ease. Therefore, the itinerary can vary slightly from course to course. The course will take 4 to 5 days depending on the students enrolled.

  • Day 1: Check in and relax, start on the theory

  • Day 2: Theory and classroom sessions

  • Day 3: Exam and confined water sessions

  • Day 4: Open water dives

  • Day 5: Open water dives Relax & check out. Or book a few days of fun diving!

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4 dives


No accommodation is included in this package. You will find several cosy and local holiday parks or budget guesthouses where comfort, value and a warm welcome are the order of the day. All of them are within reach by a short walk or drive. You will find they are mainly geared towards the budget self-caterer looking for a little peace and quiet, giving you an ideal place to relax after a good day's diving.


Tutukaka is 25 minutes drive from Whangarei, Northland’s largest city. The dive center has a private shuttle traveling twice daily to and from Whangarei. It is not free of charge, but it is much much cheaper than a taxi!

Several bus companies travel daily to Whangarei. The dive center can pick you up from your accommodation, take you out to the Poor Knights Islands for the days, and get you back in time for the evening bus back to Auckland, or further north to Paihia.


No meals included


All year

Ytterligare information

If you want a longer itinerary, you can add extra days of diving and accommodation upon booking.