Welcome to Dive Tatapouri
Nau Mai Haere Mai
Dive Tatapouri is located 15 minutes from Tairāwhiti Gisborne on State Highway 35. Tatapouri offers a world-famous interactive marine experience with Stingrays and other sea life. Our Visitors get to discover the Tamariki (Children) of Tangaroa (the Māori God of the Sea), whilst immersing themselves in the local culture and magical marine surroundings of Tatapouri on the East Coast of the North Island, where the first light touches our shores.
Local Legends are many in Tairāwhiti Gisborne from Paikea riding the whale located just up the way at Whanagara to Mt Hikurangi on the East Coast the first land to be raised by Maui when he brought up Te Ika a Maui – the North Island (which looks like a Whai Repo (stingray) and also the first landing of Captain Cook to New Zealand. The residents of the area have a great affiliation with the Moana (the Sea) and a visit to our Region provides golden beaches, sunshine, surf, great things to do and experience a lot of which is still provided through the true Kiwi hospitality of old where you come as a tourist and leave as whanau or family.
Our interactive Reef Ecology tour is famous for its interaction with wild stingrays and is one of the most popular and unique things to do in New Zealand. Our knowledgeable guides will walk you across the reef to meet the Tamariki (children) of Tangaroa, the Māori God of the sea. Whilst meeting the residents of the reef, our guides will provide insightful information about the different species you may encounter.
Once you’ve been kitted out in our designer waders, you’ll embark on a reef tour at low tide with our experienced guides. During your tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe and interact with the natural inhabitants of Tatapouri.