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Kauri Mountain Awarua Rocks

Located just a 30-minute drive from Dive Now in Northland, New Zealand, the dive site can be easily accessed via Kauri Mountain Road for shore dives or from Whangarei Harbour, Pautua, or Tutukaka for boat launches. Offering a typical New Zealand kelpy rocky shore dive, this site boasts abundant encrusting life and is a haven for various marine species such as Triplefin blennies, Wrasse, Moki, Snapper, and crayfish.

For shore divers, please note that reaching the beach might require descending steep stairs. As this site is situated on farmland, it is essential to show respect and adhere to the safety instructions on the signs. The diving area is relatively shallow, with the Arawua Rocks marking the shoreward side. As you move towards the seaward side, the rocky reef becomes more profound and offers a thrilling exploration experience, albeit potentially disorienting.

With a visibility of approximately 4 meters and a maximum depth of 6 meters, this dive spot is perfect for beginners seeking an enjoyable and rewarding underwater experience. Don't miss the opportunity to explore this gem in New Zealand's diving scene.

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

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Overview of Kauri Mountain Awarua Rocks

Depth:6m
Visibility: 0m - 4m
Experience level:
beginner

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