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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1/12/2016 (607) Yesterday dive conditions were a bit of a surprise. The ocean surface was calm, almost flat, yet the water seemed to be very murky. When I jumped into it I realised why. I felt as if I was in a washing machine. Water was moving a lot. Sand and pieces of colourful algae […]
Meadows of kelp and seaweeds in clear and calm water … that’s a dream that becomes true sometimes. I would prefer to add ‘warm water’ to it as well, however, we all know that’s not how it works. Warm water means no kelp, no undersea jungle. This picture is from Matheson Bay on an exceptionally […]
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This is Matheson Bay on a good day. For me it’s almost unbelievable how the visibility can change there. Usually it’s a couple of metres … that means it’s diveable, but nothing great. Sometimes it can get very murky. Zero visibility on the beach, 1-3 metres at the island. Then there are those good days. […]
Even after years of diving “Pacific weeds” I am still fascinated every time I immerse myself into those forests. Look at this picture. There is nothing special about it, yet it stirs my emotions. That feeling of freshness, of constant movement, of lightness with which the sturdy fronds float in the water. And if you […]