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    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 need to wear togs and jandals- they supply the rest.

    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

  • Awesome afternoon out with the team. Went snorkeling in three locations, all with great features, Belly of the Whale was my favorite. Very knowledgeable about the history and culture!

    Wendy Heynen

@niueblue

Who decides which direction to swim in?
Some fish like to be at the front, some prefer to follow. Just like us.....
Behold the Lion Fish - Pterois volitans....with their feather like fins they seem majestic, however don't be fooled by their appearance.  There are 18 venomous spines hidden over their body.  Admire their beauty from afar💙
📸 photo credit - Dawn
How do you describe the colour of the sea in Niue? SPECTACULAR 🙌
@annika_andresen 📸
Up close and personal with a katuali🪱
📸 photo credit - Dawn
What a way to start the day....watching the sunrise.
Sunny days in Avatele Bay with the spinner dolphins 🌞🐬
Next week is the first full moon in October, a sign that corals in Niue will spawn soon - we are keeping our eyes peeled and hope to be able to witness this amazing event one night! 🤞🏼
Leaping into October, the ocean, and school holidays 🐠💦🌞
Come for a swim with us in the Belly of the Whale cave 🐋 one of the more secret snorkel spots on Niue, the cave opens up to a beautiful white chamber at the end and natural light shines down into the water - you might even see a sea snake 🤍✨
Cruising with a beautiful white tip reef shark ✨
Magic just below the surface ✨💙
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