Dense kelp forest of brown stalked sea weed Ecklonia radiata on rocky reef in Leigh, New Zealand. Thick canopy of kelp fronds limit light penetration and create unique habitat and quiet twilight atmosphere.
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2/5/2017 (619) The title says “winter is back”, but I do not mean it. It’s still quite warm both above and below water. What I mean is water is too cold for most swimmers and snorkelers. The result is the crowds disappeared from the water, fish are not nervous any more, it’s not necessary to […]
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21/4/2017 (618) It was a long swim over the areas where flat rocky platforms mix with sand. It was also a swim in quite a murky water. Actually I don’t remember such a dirty water at Goat Island. Once I got to the deeper water with kelp forest, the visibility improved, but not much. And […]
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22/3/2017 (617) Perhaps I should not tell anybody about this dive. I tried a spot in the urban area of Milford. The beach is lovely there, but the visibility is usually close to nothing, the bottom is quite flat, silty and it’s shallow. The weather was great, it was calm and right before the high […]