Purple sponges in murky waters of Mahurangi Harbour
30/5/2017 (620) I went for my usual shallow dive in the harbour. I was curious how the pests (the fan worm and the club tunicate) were spreading. I also wanted to finish my half-full tank. I didn’t have enough air for a regular dive, but could spend almost a hour on it examining the shallow […]
In most cases when I need a picture of a scuba diver, I make a selfie. I would prefer to use somebody else as the model, but it’s not often possible. Quite often I dive alone. When I have a buddy, he/she is a regular buddy, not a model. I often chase her/him during the […]
It’s been more than a half of a year, yet I still have vivid memories on my diving in Reotahi marine reserve near Whangarei. Yes, the water was murky, the current was very strong, but the sea life was amazing. In the shallows there were those underwater “towers” reaching a couple of metres from the […]
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 […]