Dive! Tutukaka

Diving in Tutukaka Coast & the Poor Knights Islands

Dive courses include a three-day PADI open-water course ($799). For nondivers, the Perfect Day Ocean Cruise (www.aperfectday.co.nz; $219) includes lunch and snacks, snorkelling in the marine reserve, kayaking through caves and arches, stand-up paddleboarding, and sightings of dolphins (usually) and whales (occasionally).

Check the website for upcoming initiatives, including a six-room dive lodge, and multi-day dive trips on the RV Acheron, a live-aboard expedition-style research vessel.