Mermaid's Kitchen

December 15, 2018

One of the house reef's literally across the street from Dive Wellington is known as Mermaid's Kitchen. It's in a marine reserve so it's in great shape. A lot of wild life and plant life to be found. The weather was phenomenal and the visibility was great.

Marine reserve

Shortly after swimming past the rocks you see above, we look a left turn and came across these blue moki fish feeding in the kelp.

Blue moki

Blue moki

Blue moki

Later on there were a number of swim-throughs we did. We ran into some crayfish on some of them.

Swim-through

Crayfish

Swim-through

Finally, towards the end of the dive, we discovered a collection of squid eggs! The seemed awfully exposed to predators to me but they appeared to be untouched.

Squid eggs

Squid eggs

Great day for a shore dive.

Mermaid's Kitchen East


Location: Wellington, Taputeranga Marine Reserve, New Zealand

Statistics


Dive Number:   126
Bottom Time: 53m
Time In: 2:38 p.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 40.00 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop:
Time Out: 3:31 p.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 25.00 ft
Start Pressure Group:
 
 
 
 
Surface Interval:  
End Pressure Group:

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