Enjoying the reserve – in the water
, swimming, snorkelling are the best ways to experience
the reserve, as these allow you to interact with the underwater
world. Please refer to the Diving
Care Code before doing so.
The waters around Poor Knights Islands can be deep with
strong currents. For a safe and enjoyable dive or snorkel,
go with someone experienced and who has local knowledge.
Enjoying the reserve – on the water
If you are not keen to take the plunge, kayaking and boating
fun ways to explore the reserve – but familiarise yourself with
rules of marine reserves (see the Marine Reserves
1993). These are summarised as:
X The max speed permitted for all boats in New Zealand
5 knots (about 9km/h) within 200m of shore or any boat
a dive flag, and within 50m of any other boat
X Waste, ballast and sewage must not be discharged within the
X Drop your anchor responsibly to avoid damage to the reserve,
and use the minimum amount of chain necessary.
Boaties – for the safety
of all, please keep a good look out for divers and snorkelers