06/09/2016 (598) A dive in a very shallow water, I should rather call it scuba-assisted snorkeling. The maximum depth was only about 3.5 m. Such a depth is very comfortable, there is no need to watch the bottom time, but the surface swell is often an issue, especially for photography or filming. I took a macro […]
Monthly Archives: September 2016
To dive with the scuba equipment even in a very shallow water can have its advantages. The ability to breathe underwater gives you the the necessary time to explore cracks in rocks and observe their tiny inhabitants. I was diving in Goat Island marine reserve recently. I crossed the channel and spent most of my […]
Enjoy the documentary about the iconic leafy sea dragon from southern Australia. The video shows also its cousin weedy sea dragon. Both are relatives to sea horses and pipefish and are another reason why I love temperate ocean diving. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQmeYCwFzQ8&rel=0
30/8/2016 More images from my last dive in Otarawao (Sullivans) Bay in Mahurangi Harbour. The incoming tide was running, the visibility was very poor. Anyway, enjoy the images … I’ve made most of them to document the (new) presence of mediterranean fanworm Sabella spallanzanii in the bay.
30/8/2016 I went for a dive to Mahurangi Harbour, got into water in Otarawao (Sullivans) Bay and headed to Pudding Island as usually. The incoming tide was running so the visibility was very poor. I could not see a fish even though spotties and parore are quite abundant in the area. After a while I […]