Murky Dive Down Island Bay Snorkel Trail

March 5, 2022

It was a nice enough day above the surface but southerlies had made for a murky dive down Island Bay Snorkel Trail.

Island Bay Snorkel Trail

Zachary and I had to stick very close together as the visibility was only 2-3 metres at the most. Zachary found a paua shell to show off and then leave behind.

Paua Shell

It took us a while to find but there were still some crayfish out in the murk.


Found a nest of live paua too.


After exploring the trail for a while we worked our way back to our entry point on the beach. After the dive I noticed this ship had come right into Island Bay. It's common to see ships off of the south coast but I can't recall having seen one come this close into Island Bay.

Ship in Island Bay

Island Bay Snorkel Trail

Location: Wellington, Island Bay, New Zealand


Dive Number:   210
Bottom Time: 46m
Time In: 11:09 a.m.
Tank In: 196 PSI
Max Depth: 11.80 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 11:56 a.m.
Tank Out: 83 PSI
Average Depth: 7.80 ft
Start Pressure Group:
Surface Interval:  
End Pressure Group:


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Everett Toews
TBT: 216h 37m