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“Brilliant!”

Kaikoura Snorkeling Tours
Reviewed 10 December 2013

My partner and I went on this snorkelling trip and it was perfect. Kelvin showed us in-depth what we were looking for and how to catch the crayfish and paua. We had a long swim around the coast and ended up with a crayfish, a butter fish and three paua, which we then went and cooked up on the BBQ. It was amazing! I would ugly recommend to anybody looking to go snorkelling in Kaikoura.

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Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

This tour is amazing. Calvin (the instructor and guide) puts on an impressive clinic on how to dive for crayfish and pāua (abalone). And then, to top it all off, he BBQ's it up for you to eat a few miles down the road. If you are up to the challenge, he'll hang back and let you do the diving for food, and he has great advice on how to improve your free diving technique if you need some help. We also saw an octopus and a huge stingray. Awesome!

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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Thanks to Calvin and Kathryn for a great effort. Wonderful people to organise a memorable dive with.

Thank John C
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

This was truly a fun and unique experience. We were just a group of three people and the guide took very good care of us, making sure that everybody's gear fit well etc. No rushing whatsoever.

We had a great time in the water too and spent about an hour snorkelling and hunting for crayfish and paua. The crayfish were really fast and the paua would hide in their shells whenever you got too close. Our guide was really good though and went down 5-10 meters and caught two crayfish and two paua.

Afterwards we enjoyed a great bbq, the crayfish was better than any lobster I've ever had at a restaurant.

Thank cantcomeupwithone
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Reviewed 1 April 2011

My friends and I went snorkeling with "Kaikoura Snorkeling Tours" this past month. We were so glad to have done it. Our guide was very helpful and very knowledgeable.

We had all snorkeled before so we didn't need a lot of help. Our guide seemed comfortable with us rooting around on our own. We were so impressed with his skills, he caught a paua, crayfish and one huge butterfish (all measured and legal). He expertly prepared all three for a wonderful feast at the end of our snorkeling tour. He was very personable and seemed passionate about snorkeling.

We had a great experience and we felt safe. If you're in the area check them out.

Thank lscales_11
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