• Health & Safety Policy

    Health & Safety

At Dive Tatapouri, the safety, security, and enjoyment of customers are of paramount importance and play a vital role in our day-to-day operations. We pride ourselves on having delivered a safe and rewarding adventure experience since 2000.

Health and Wellness for protection of Staff and Clients

  • We would prefer to take payment through our online booking system so please ensure you enter your credit card details at the time of booking, we do not accept the payment until time of check-in so nothing will be charged to your card in the first instance.
  • Please ensure yourself and your guests complete the online waiver form that is sent to you (please forward to the other guests accompanying you) this means we do not have to do it at the time of check-in and also checks our contact tracing requirements.
  • If you are sick please stay home and phone us to cancel the booking. We will not be charging cancellation fees at this time as long as you advise us you can not make the tour, following the Ministry of Health guidelines.
  • Dive Tatapouri has received COVID Clean approval and proudly displays the COVID Clean logo.

The COVID Clean Approved logo assures our manuhiri (visitors) that we are a Qualmark operator who has health & hygiene procedures and protocols in place to help protect against COVID-19 (in accordance with government guidelines) in our workplace.
Let us take care of ourselves and one another at this time.

Safety Practices

Ocean 1 Expeditions (NZ) Ltd T/A Dive Tatapouri
Reef Ecology Tour est. 2000
• Optimum safety procedures and practices are fundamental to every aspect of Dive Tatapouri. We continue to assess and benchmark our products and operations. This is done in accordance with national and international industry standards.

• Due to the risks involved we are constantly checking every part of our operations from the crew, training, and equipment to operational and safety procedures.
• Ocean 1 Expeditions (NZ) Ltd T/A Dive Tatapouri carries a comprehensive Public Liability Certificate. A copy of our certificate is available upon request.

  • 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