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Rhino Horn

Located on the eastern face of the Kaikoura Peninsula, the second bay known as Rhino Horn offers a breathtaking dive site accessible from South Bay Marina. The name comes from a distinctive hill within the bay that resembles a rhinoceros horn. Divers are treated to a diverse underwater ecosystem, with a kelp and rocky sea floor providing ample hiding spots and surfaces for a variety of marine life to thrive.

This dive site, situated in New Zealand's South Island, boasts a rich population of native coastal fish species. Divers can expect to encounter Blue Cod, Blue Moki, Red Moki, Butterfish, and Leather Jackets. Additionally, Koura, or freshwater crayfish, can be found camouflaged within dens covered in kelp and sponges.

With a visibility of 9 meters and a maximum depth of 16 meters, Rhino Horn offers an exciting experience suitable for both beginner and advanced divers. Set within the picturesque surroundings of Kaikoura, this dive site is conveniently located near other attractions including the Kaikoura Seal Colony, Peninsula Walkway, and South Bay.

Experience the wonders of Rhino Horn and immerse yourself in the captivating underwater world of Kaikoura, New Zealand.

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

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