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New Frisbee

April 19, 2022

Another dive with Zachary down the Island Bay Snorkel Trail. Visibility on the trail tends to recover faster than other south coast sites when the swells dies down as it's a bit more sheltered. We were even getting 4-6m of visibility in places.

The usaual wildlife was there.

Crayfish

Blue Cod

Kina

Wandering Anemone

Wandering Anenome with Blue Cod Photo Bomb

Paua

Blue Moki

There's also a fair amount of trash on the snorkel trail. We picked up and carried what we could. Zachary was keen to bring a bag along for next time.

Snorkel Trail Trash

Towards the end of the dive I noticed something very red in the sand and silt. It was an intact Kong frisbee that must have gotten away from its owner and retriever. It was carried out too.

New Frisbee

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Dive 4

April 19, 2022

Final free dive

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It was a nice enough day above the surface but southerlies had made for a murky dive down Island Bay Snorkel Trail.

Island Bay Snorkel Trail

Zachary and I had to stick very close together as the visibility was only 2-3 metres at the most. Zachary found a paua shell to show off and then leave behind.

Paua Shell

It took us a while to find but there were still some crayfish out in the murk.

Crayfish

Found a nest of live paua too.

Paua

After exploring the trail for a while we worked our way back to our entry point on the beach. After the dive I noticed this ship had come right into Island Bay. It's common to see ships off of the south coast but I can't recall having seen one come this close into Island Bay.

Ship in Island Bay

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Everett Toews
TBT: 185h 10m