• Environmental Policy

    Environmental Policy

As Kaitiaki (guardians) of our piece of the East Coast we endeavor to ensure that we have as little impact on the Moana (sea) and the mammals and sea life we interact with as possible. The sea life we interact with is not endangered or currently protected under any New Zealand Marine Laws, however, we want to continue to educate people in regards to the long-term sustainability of the sea life we meet on the Reef. We adhere to the local tikanga (practices) that have been followed by ancestors before us and treat all the marine animals that come to say hello as a gift – nga tamariki o tangaroa (God’s children of the sea)

Current Policies include

• Educate visitors on environmental and cultural issues within our experience
• Encourage recycling by our visitors whilst on site
• Do regular beach clean-ups at Tatapouri
• Maintain a safe working environment for both staff and our visitors adhering to our Health and Safety policies
• Comply with Qualmark Assessments and continue to maintain status or improve our current standards and status
• Work with the Department of Conservation and other agencies to protect the species on our tour and in Tatapouri
• Blue Penguin conservation and habitat – building habitat and predator trapping
• Investigate and research any ideas generated by our staff around environmental performance
• Follow Tourism New Zealand’s 100% Pure Campaign and Tiaki Promise

  • Go with an open mind and you will be amazed! We didn’t know what to expect but were advised not to miss it... glad we didn’t drive past! You have to go at certain times to be on the right tide but worth waiting around for! The guides are knowledgeable and fun :)  ”

    Charlie Harrison

  • We went to Dive Tatapouri in March 2019 and it was absolutely fantastic. We got to see stingrays for around 45 minutes. The staff were fantastic and really helped us all get the best experience. All equipment/clothing was provided and we even got morning tea provided afterward. I highly recommend this experience - I don't know anywhere else in the world that does it.”

    Julie Jay

  • Took UK visitors to this attraction. Rustic I would say in the nicest way as that is part of the charm. There were three of us and a school group came along a little later. A suitable safety brief was given and waders were supplied. A short walk out but there is a banana boat available for those who may find walking difficult. The guides have plenty of knowledge and shared it with us. The kingfish and stingrays swam right up to, around and behind us, and even between our legs. Great attraction.”


  • What a great experience, to walk on the reef with stingrays and kingfish swimming about. Thanks to all the crew for making us feel welcome. Your knowledge of the marine creatures and habitat outside your door was appreciated. All necessary gear provided. Delicious morning tea. Beautiful surrounds. Could not have asked for anything more.”

    Morgen A