Rabbit Island Night Dive

April 2, 2021

Things got much more interesting on the first night dive of the trip by Rabbit Island. 

Rabbit Island


There was an assortment of critters out for the evening. I was using my new Mares EOS 20RZ which provided plenty of illumination.


Tiny Hermit Crabs

Dwarf Scorpionfish


Things got really interesting when we encountered this ornery John Dory. My buddy and I were a bit behind the group and they were all shining their lights at it which sort of sent it our way.

John Dory

Eventually the John Dory moved on but a little while later it came back. I had to pitch, yaw, and roll every which way to keep it in frame. It even bumped into my light and camera a couple of times.

John Dory

Rabbit Island

Location: Tauranga, Motuotau Island, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand


Dive Number:   185
Bottom Time: 42m
Time In: 7:25 p.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 11.70 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 8:07 p.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 8.60 ft
Start Pressure Group:
Surface Interval:   5h 52m
End Pressure Group:


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Everett Toews
TBT: 197h 22m