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Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve
Ranked #8 of 55 things to do in Whangarei
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Owner description: World-renowned diver Jacques-Yves Cousteau rated this reserve, notable for its excellent visibility, as one of the top ten places to dive in the world.
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We went for a scuba dive earlier this year when the weather was cold and it was amazing. Not too far boat ride and you get to see such amazing sea life. We went again this year when the water was colder and you still saw lots of sea life. Worth the trip. We did also dive White Island; not sure if it was the location but I thought White Island was a better dive in terms of the fish and landscape you saw.

1  Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We are lucky enough to live nearby so took our boat over with our children and friends. An amazing day snorkelling and swimming. The dive tutukaka boat and perfect day were also out and have commentary and history too. Highly recommend for northlanders or kiwis or tourists.

Thank Ange Y
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Visibility was outstanding. I did 2 dives to 30meters. I saw lots of marine life like rays even a turtle.

1  Thank LXW
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We went out on the baot on a lovely calm day and it just seemed so beautiful,crystal clear and you could see fish through the water.The commentary was so interesting as well.Didnt snorkel but others did

1  Thank murjen
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We went out on the Perfect Day boat. even though i only snorkelled not scuba it was incredible. I saw so many beautiful plant and fish life. On the way we saw a giant sunfish lolling around. I want to go back definitely.

1  Thank Pamela L
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