This is not a dive report, just a couple of pictures from two places I like a lot. One of them is popular for scuba diving training, I haven’t seen a diver in the the other one. I am talking about Matheson Bay and Mahurangi Harbour.
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18/3/2017 (616) I went to Mahurangi Harbour to see the results of the stormy weather and floods from a week ago. I dive in the harbour mostly for nostalgic reasons, but also for surprises. On a good day there can be plenty of usual nudibranches, sea hares there; I saw seahorses, rare nudibranches and a […]
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 […]
20/12/2016 (609) This was possibly the last dive with my trusty Ikelite Substrobe M strobes (for now). I’ve been using two Ikelite Substrobe Ai for a couple of years. They were good for both macro and wide angle photography and allowed me to set either the full or half power. At some point one of […]
There is that dead tree in the shallows of Otarawao (Sullivans) Bay near the mouth of Mahurangi Harbour. I usually don’t pay attention to it. It’s covered with silt, not much stuff lives on it except a few anemones and ascidians. Plus I saw a conger eel in its hollow trunk once. Last spring (end […]