Pied Shag

November 14, 2020

A bit breezy but an otherwise beautiful day for a dive. A lot going on under the water and above the water too.


Blue Cod

Blue Moki Bottom Feeding

I found the carcass of a crayfish and try to feed the fish with it.

Fish Feeding

I tried the crayfish legs on as a crown and got photo bombed by a fish in the background.

Photo Bombed


At the end of the dive we surfaced a bit early and were a ways away from the shore. I spied some birds hanging out on one of the rocky outcroppings of the marine reserve. It turns out they were pied shags, aka pied cormorants. New Zealand Birds Online is a great resource for identifying birds.

Pied Shags

Pied Shags

From there it was a short surface swim back to shore.

Mermaid's Kitchen East

Location: Wellington, Taputeranga Marine Reserve, New Zealand


Dive Number:   168
Bottom Time: 50m
Time In: 9:55 a.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 8.90 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop:
Time Out: 10:45 a.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 5.10 ft
Start Pressure Group:
Surface Interval:  
End Pressure Group:


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