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These evening dives really make for a great way to spend an evening in Wellington. This time we headed out to the Island Bay Snorkel Trail in the Taputeranga Marine Reserve.

Island Bay

The wind was at it again so the visibility was poor but we still made the best of it. Being a marine reserve the site was rotten with Crayfish. This one was quite bold and wasn't even hiding under a reef or in a crevasse.


Many many crayfish

I even found a crab tucked away between some rocks.


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My first evening dive in Wellington. Definitely can't be considered a night dive as there was plenty of light out.

It was also fairly windy out (which is normal for Wellington) so there was a considerable swell. The visibility wasn't great. As we ventured west, we went a little too far and the tides breaking against the rocks brought the vis basically down to zero. It was time to turn around at that point.

Between the poor vis and the swell, I only got a few pictures.

Blue moki

Blue moki


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Mermaid's Kitchen West

January 19, 2019

It was a typically windy day in Wellington but it was a northerly so we were still able to dive the south coast (northerly == good, southerly == bad).

Good thing too because it turned out to be a great dive. The Crayfish were out in force and the blue cod were as playful as ever.

Crayfish nest

Crayfish nest

 The blue cod are so use to divers in the marine park. I actually had one pecking at my mask!

Blue cod

Meeting of the minds

Blue cod

Blue cod following us

Even the more static wildlife was looking good today.

Sea urchin


We were enjoying the dive so much we spent a sliver over an hour under the water. One of my longest dives and I still had plenty of air to spare when we ascended and made the swim back to shore.

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Everett Toews
TBT: 101h 22m