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Magic Wall

This dive site is known for its vibrant colors and is located near Blue Mao Mao Arch on the other side of the Labrid Channel. It is ideal for divers who are skilled in gas consumption and navigation, as both sites can be explored during the same dive when conditions are good and there is no current. The maximum depth of the wall is approximately 20m.

Divers can expect to encounter a plethora of colorful marine life including bryozoans, filter feeders, and nudibranchs. This site is especially renowned for its diverse species of nudibranchs. Common sightings also include Moray Eels, wrasse, and scorpion fish.

While suitable for all divers, it is important to have good buoyancy control and finning technique due to the abundance of growth on the wall. Care must be taken to avoid disturbing the residents of this nudibranch haven. Keep an eye out for Mosiac Moray Eels taking refuge in the cracks, as well as Sandiggers Wrasse who might unexpectedly join your photoshoot. Schooling fish may swim by to investigate or seek shelter from patrolling kingfish. The Labrid Channel can experience strong currents, so it is advisable to stay close to the reef to avoid getting caught. Ensure that your fins and the wash from your fins do not cause any damage. The frog kick and modified frog kick techniques are highly recommended to minimize disturbance to the local inhabitants.

Located in Northland, New Zealand, this dive site offers visibility of 16m and a maximum depth of 18m. It is recommended for advanced divers due to the potential challenges posed by the currents.

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

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Overview of Magic Wall

Depth:18m
Visibility: 0m - 16m
Experience level:
advanced

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