Chris and Dean offer reef ecology tours with wild stingrays and other reef dwellers, and snorkeling and swimming with Stingrays from their base in Tatapouri Bay.
These activities are some of the most unique and unforgettable things to do in New Zealand – so make sure Dive Tatapouri is on your itinerary!
Dean is a qualified diver and skipper with more than 40 years’ commercial diving experience, he loves to go out onto the Moana (sea). With many tales to tell and his passion for the marine animals a Reef Ecology Tour with Dean is always an experience in it’s self.
Dean has also been an underwater cameraman for New Zealand’s Tangaroa with Pio . Toa Hunter Gatherer and other various shows and has filmed in exotic locations all over New Zealand, the Pacific and Chile. His underwater footage of local and international dive spots and tourist attractions has been featured on several award-winning documentaries and showcased these areas to the world.
Chris Savage is a born and bred Gisborne girl and your hostess on the land at Dive Tatapouri.
She takes care of bookings, catering, travel arrangements, and any other special requirements you may have during your visit – all with the same friendly, easygoing nature the Gisborne region is famous for.