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.

Mermaid's Kitchen West

Location: Wellington, North Island, Taputeranga Marine Reserve, New Zealand


Dive Number:   131
Bottom Time: 1h 1m
Time In: 2:23 p.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 44.00 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 3:24 p.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 21.00 ft
Start Pressure Group:
Surface Interval:  
End Pressure Group:


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