Putahataha Island

January 17, 2020

A short boat ride away from Deep Water Cove we descended by Putahataha Island.

The site was just bursting with sea creatures, every direction I looked.

Sandagers wrasse

You could tell a lot of the wildlife was pretty used to scuba divers in the area.


Moray Eel


These goatfish were feeding off the bottom.


The scenery wasn't bad either.


The highlight of this dive was this close encounter with an eagle ray.

Eagle Ray

Eagle Ray

The surgefish are very playful to the point of pestering! When you're not looking, they'll come up and nibble on your fingers. It's pretty surprising the first time it happens.



I was positively blown away by everything at Putahataha Island.

Putahataha Island

Location: Northland, New Zealand


Dive Number:   148
Bottom Time: 51m
Time In: 1:09 p.m.
Tank In: 210 PSI
Max Depth: 16.90 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Nitrox
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 2 p.m.
Tank Out: 50 PSI
Average Depth: 10.20 ft
Start Pressure Group:
Surface Interval:   2h 2m
End Pressure Group:


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