There is a diving spot about an hour from my home. It is supposed to be a great place to meet seahorses. I saw pictures from my fellow divers proving the rumour was true. I did many dives there, yet I haven’t seen a seahorse there yet. I saw a pipefish once or twice, but […]
Purple sponges in murky waters of Mahurangi Harbour
As the title is suggesting, Mahurangi Harbour saved my (diving) day last Thursday. We had a strong southwest wind, but I was going to dive the east coast so expected acceptable conditions. The whole coast was quite wild, especially for macro photography. Even at Ti Point water was dirty and surface very choppy. On my […]
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 […]
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 […]