• Diving And Snorkeling - About - Niue Blue Island Experiences

    About Niue

The island of Niue is a large upraised coral atoll – one of the largest in the world – in the Pacific Ocean right between the islands of Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands. Niue is largely covered in forest, with 14 small villages scattered across it. It has steep rocky shores, and the fact that it has no lakes or rivers makes for some incredible underwater adventures: the water visibility is crystal clear, as much as 80 metres. Being a tropical island, the waters are warm year-round, and the days can reach 30 degrees C (take a light jumper for the evenings). As well as unspoilt waters, Niue has unspoilt night skies: in 2020 Niue became the world’s first country to become a Dark Sky Nation. Totally bring your camera!!

The locals are genuinely friendly, respectful and hospitable people, and speak both Niuean and English. With Christianity playing a large part in society, Sunday is a quiet and respected day here (do try and attend a church service if you can, and hear the beautiful singing).

While many businesses have EFTPOS and accept New Zealand debit cards, Mastercard and Visa, cash (the New Zealand dollar) is widely used. There are no ATMs on the island, so bring your own cash and if you run short you can withdraw extra from Kiwibank in Alofi. Some businesses will also offer cash-out via EFTPOS for New Zealand bank cardholders.

There is no public transport, so you’re best to book a rental car or E-Bike before you go to get around the island. Food can be purchased from restaurants or supermarkets, but also bring in your own food especially if you have special dietary requirements. Niue does offer some seasonal local fruits and produce, and also boasts a large hydroponic operation for fresh salads and vegetables.

Contact us

Niue Blue is the most experienced watersports specialist in Niue, located in the village of Tamakautoga on the southwest of the island. Only a short 10-minute drive from the main town of Alofi and directly next door to the only resort in Niue, Scenic Matavai Resort.

We strongly recommend pre-booking before your arrival into Niue to avoid disappointment

Contact

Email: dive@niueblue.com
Phone: +683 4311

Operating hours (Monday to Saturday)

7:30am – 5:00pm

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  • Swim with dolphins and snorkel Superb! Lovely people and remarkable snorkelling in such clear water with a pod of over 30 dolphins. Pure exhilaration! You only needs to wear togs and jandals- they supply the rest. You will be in an inflatable and need to be able to climb in and out of the boat while it's in the water.

    Lesley S Auckland, New Zealand

  • Wow, thats an amzing day full of discovery and nature. Loved the cruise! You guys rock.

    Mike McVey Gisborne NZ

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Days like ours, end with silky nights like these.

Photo Credit - Tracy Olive
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One of the lasting senses that stays with you after you have experienced Niue, is the intensity of the blue, and the many many shades. 

Lanu moana / Lanu moana mamā /  Lanu lagi

There is a reason why we decided on the name Niue Blue....
nothing else quite like it...

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It's not a fluke .. but it is a fluke...
@hunter.malcon honing his photography skills with our awesome migratory humpback whales. 
Niue has some awesome interactions, and is one flight and no traffic lights away.
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The orange-fin anemonefish can not only survive in poisonous coral, but also has made its way to a national postage stamp of Niue - more than once!
Cute and colourful, and fully named as Amphiprion chrysopterus.

Photo credit to Ross and Diane Armstrong

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Humpback mother and calf.
💙🐋💙
A calf stays with its mother for about a year, drink 100's of litres of milk a day, and doubles in size. They are incredibly affectionate, staying close, and often touching with flippers and research says they whisper to each other in low decibels that the males can't hear. 
💙😍🐋💙
Cute! We love them!!!

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Sometimes it is really hard to comprehend just how good the visibility is here in Niue. It is no exaggeration to say 40-50 metres is an average day. Clear, blue, warm and mind blowing.

Snorkel, SUP,  whale and Dolphin swim,  dive in, float on or freedive under the water - Niue is a safe playground.

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It's whale season - from the months of July to October in Niue, humpback whales migrate from the cold south to the tropical Pacific to have their babies, to mate, and to feed.
15-20 metres in length and weighing up to 36 metric tons,  the males can sing songs that ca last up to half an hour.💙💙
We swim with them. 🐋💙🐋😍

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The water is warm at it's coolest 26 degrees, and clear at is lowest 30 metre visibility - meaning any time snorkelling is a mind blowing experience. It's a dream. 
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Crabs that eat coconuts, and native rats that only eat vegetables - just like a rabbit. Peka is their native bat - a flying fox, and lupe is a forest dwelling pigeon....this land is a treasure.
The honey is the purest in the world, and the only other native mammals are whales and dolphins in the surrounding sea.

Photo by Tracy Olive
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Niue has a marine reserve - it's pretty big.... Moana Mahu Marine protected area  is a 127,000 square kilometre zone and constitutes 40 percent of Niue's exclusive economic zone.

You may see this guy in there...

Rhinomuraena quaesita Blue ribbon eel or leafnose moray.

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National Geographic paid us a visit... 
The unique island terrain of Niue—a raised coral atoll located in the South Pacific between Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga—offers bountiful opportunities to observe both marine and terrestrial biodiversity. A wide variety of geological features dots the island’s craggy coastline, including steep limestone cliffs, caves, and sharp, exposed coral formations.

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/pristine-seas/expeditions/niue/

Photo by Tracey Olive

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Why do you travel?
To broaden the mind.... To discover..... To find yourself... to lose yourself.....To escape... To come home......to learn a new language....to find love..to forget a love...... 
To leave it all behind...To be challenged.....to get cool stories...
Just because. 
Whatever ... you'll  probably find the answer on Niue.

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