Crayfish catch at Red Rocks

January 26, 2020

This time we descended just off of Red Rocks in search of crayfish. This site is much shallower and much more weedy than Thoms Rock so it was difficult to find them off the start. As we headed away from the shore and got a bit more depth, we started to find some crays in nooks and crannies.

From this dive I had 5-6 attempts, 3 catches, and 2 throw backs for a total of 4 in my bag. A number of the other divers did better and we distributed the rest so we each had 6, the catch limit. Still, it was my best showing yet on a crayfish dive.

It was the first time preparing them myself so I kept it simple and just butterflied the tails and brushed on butter/garlic. My son helped out and completely prepared one himself, from tearing off the tail to butterflying it.

Prep Complete



I have to say, it's pretty gratifying having a meal with crayfish I caught and beer I brewed!

Crayfish Meal

Red Rocks

Location: Wellington, Karori, New Zealand


Dive Number:   159
Bottom Time: 34m
Time In: 12:20 p.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 15.20 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 12:54 p.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 11.80 ft
Start Pressure Group:
Surface Interval:   1h 7m
End Pressure Group:


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