Phone: 0800 288 882

Our instructing staff include marine biologists, naturalists, tech and wreck specialists and award-winning photographers.

If you have a desire to improve your diving skills and increase your affinity with the underwater world, talk to us about tailoring an education program to suit your needs. Through education comes understanding and enjoyment.

Dive! Tutukaka is a Five Star PADI IDC Centre, offering training from Open Water through to Instructor rating. (Plus we just LOVE diving!)

We've been a PADI Centre for just under two decades, and run courses all year round.

We do not have a timetable for OPEN WATER courses run over the winter, so just email us and let us know what YOUR plans are. 

With our own salt-water pool (and sauna) on site - we make it easy. We will fit in as best we can with you!

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Our Instructor Kimberley in a ball of blue maomao at the Poor Knights - taken by Simone - one of our Staff Instructors.
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PADI 5 Star Instructor Development.
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Jewel anemone pop on the wreck of the Waikato - sunk just off Tutukaka Coast.
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What ever level of diver you are - or WANT to be - we can look after you.
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Over 125 species at the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve - learn how to figure out which one is which.
  • PADI Open Water Dive course $799

    The PADI Open Water course is the beginner course and all you need in order to dive as a qualified diver.

  • PADI Discover Scuba $319

    Try diving for the first time, breathe underwater, and hang out with friendly fish in a complete Marine Reserve.

  • PADI e-Learning From $599

    Study in your time, dive on ours! Get the theory done before hand,and spend your time diving at the Poor Knights Islands.

  • PADI Open Water Referral Dives From $430

    If you have done all your theory modules and confined sessions then you can complete the last four (or two) dives of your Open Water Course with us at the Poor Knights Islands.

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Dive Course From $750

    The Advanced Open Water course may be taken by certified PADI Open Water divers (or individuals with an equivalent qualification).

  • Dry Suit Specialty $125 to $369

    Stay dry, keep warm, and extend your dive time. What's not to like?

  • PADI Emergency First Responder Course 239

    The EFR course provides basic training in emergency care. CPR and other important emergency first response skills are combined.

  • PADI Rescue Diver Course From $690

    The PADI Rescue Diver course is an important and crucial step in expanding a divers knowledge and experience beyond a recreational level.

  • Underwater Naturalist Speciality From $369

    This one day course will take you to the unique Poor Knights Islands marine reserve to not only develop your personal conservation and preservation ethics but to also appreciate and study the enormous variety of fauna, fish species and encrusting life that the islands have to offer.

  • Wreck Speciality From $599

    This course builds and extends your knowledge and experience with regards to wreck diving.

  • Project AWARE Specialty From $369

    The Project AWARE Specialty program is designed to familiarize divers and non-divers with the plight of worldwide aquatic ecosystems. It also describes what individuals can do to help protect aquatic resources. The program is a nondiving course that only contains classroom presentations.

  • Underwater photography From $460

    This PADI course is ideal for teaching the fundamentals of underwater photography - you'll learn how to correctly compose, expose and capture that spectacular fish that nobody believed you saw!

  • PADI Divemaster Course From $2800

    The PADI Divemaster course is the first step to being a dive professional. It expands your knowledge past that of any previous course enabling you to gain valuable experience and work in the world of diving.

  • Divemaster Internship $3400

    Complete a PADI Divemaster course, but take your time, spend time alongside our crew, and get some more dives under your belt. We guarantee to get you up to 100 dives for this price!

  • Instructor Training from $4000

    Become a PADI Instructor, share your passion, travel the world and make a difference.