Putahataha Island

January 22, 2021

After getting back on board the boat, we took a bit of a tour of the Bay of Islands. First around Cape Brett Lighthouse and then through "hole in the rock".

Cape Brett Lighthouse

Hole in the Rock

Cave

After the tour we had lunch and headed out to Putahataha Island for our second dive. As soon as we descended, I found this active eagle ray.

Eagle Ray

At about the mid-point of the dive we headed into a cave and saw a number of crustaceans.

Spanish Lobster

Crayfish

 

Banded Coral Shrimp

Towards the end of the dive, my buddy decided to feed some fish a Kina.

Fish Feeding

 Finally, right at the end of the dive, I saw a jellyfish with bioluminescence.

Putahataha Island


Location: Northland, New Zealand

Statistics


Dive Number:   173
Bottom Time: 52m
Time In: 1:26 p.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 19.80 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 2:18 p.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 11.00 ft
Start Pressure Group:
 
 
 
 
Surface Interval:   2h 16m
End Pressure Group:

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