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Cave Bay

Located on the eastward side of the Poor Knights Islands in Northland, New Zealand, this dive site offers a diverse range of depths suitable for divers of all skill levels. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced tech diver, there's something here for you to explore.

The site features an array of captivating underwater landscapes, including large boulders and vibrant kelp forests. Keep an eye out for fascinating marine life such as kelp, stingrays, crayfish, scorpionfish, firebrick starfish, butterfish, black angelfish, and eels. Don't forget to look up, as you'll often spot schools of Koheru and hunting Kingfish.

For novice divers, the kelp and boulders near the entrance of the site provide a manageable depth range. However, as you venture eastward, be cautious of the deeper channels between the boulders. Along the bay's edge, the walls offer a spectacular sight, and the channel beneath them is an ideal location to observe rays. As you exit the bay, the depths descend into the technical range, presenting a thrilling challenge for experienced divers.

Heading southward, you'll be greeted by magnificent walls adorned with vibrant fans. Finally, upon returning to the bay for your safety stop, take a moment to explore the top few meters of water for interesting critters amidst the floating debris.

With excellent visibility of around 13 meters and a maximum depth of 20 meters, this dive site guarantees an unforgettable underwater adventure. Whether you're a beginner, advanced diver, or an expert, this versatile location is sure to exceed your expectations.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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