18/10/2016 (601) Another dive in the Goat Island marine reserve with some mishaps, plenty of pleasant surprises and a really sad one: Gauges left at home While I was finishing packing my gear, a courier brought a package for me. I was excited about its content and forgot to my gauges (a computer and a […]
13/10/2016 (600) The strong wind has ceased and changed its direction so the east coast was diveable again. I went to the Leigh area, checked Goat Island first, but the swell was quite unpleasant. I moved to Matheson Bay. The visibility on the beach did not look great, but the sea was calm so I […]
11/10/2016 (599) Due to the wind from the east the open coast was not diveable. I went for a dive to Ti Point wharf to shoot some macro and perhaps to see a pipefish or a seahorse. Water was calm at high tide, yet the visibility was terrible, around 1 metre. Anyway, I checked a […]
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 […]
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 […]