22/2/2017 (614) A dive at Goat Island after almost a week of rain. It seems a lot of dirt from farmland around got into water. There patches of it on the coarse sandy bottom … especially close to the shore. Visibility improved a lot in deeper water, but it was not great. I met a […]
5/2/2017 (613) My wife Ivana was keen to go as the ocean is getting warm (according to New Zealand standards of course). Encouraged by his last successful dive Adam was keen to join us … thanks to a much warmer wetsuit we’ve found for him. We went to Matheson Bay, it was very crowded on […]
2/2/2017 (612) I took my son Adam for a scuba dive. It was hist first time since we came to New Zealand I think. I wanted a completely calm area. From my past experiences I know any sort of waves can destroy the first dive. It seems visibility is not such an important factor … […]
20/01/2017 (611) My first drive after a long summer holiday break. The whole coast from Leigh to the south was quite wild, even at Ti Point wharf the waves were too big for photography. We headed back home and stopped in Mahurangi West (Sullivans Bay) on our way to Auckland. The family went for a […]
Another cool video from Jonathan Bird. It reminds me of many pleasant dives in harbours and estuaries around Auckland … often in places where locals don’t dive. Yet they are full of tiny (and often colourful) interesting critters.
30/12/2016 (610) A sort of an unfortunate dive. I usually don’t go to Goat Island in summer. There are a lot of people in the water, fish are nervous and the big ones move further off shore. This time I went for a family trip so the spot was very convenient. It was very murky […]