The Vara Wreck

January 22, 2024

The first dive of the day was on the Vara wreck. Purposefully sunk in 15 m of water, it was visible on the dive ship's sonar.

The Vara

It's a nice and easy wreck to explore.


The Vara

Away from the wreck, I caught these two starfish in a fight for a place to sit. The slightly janky recording is due to a spotty nibbling on the fingers of my camera hand almost the entire time I was recording! I tried to flick it away with a finger but it insistently kept coming back for more.

Starfish Fight

At the end of the dive, it was time to navigate back. I picked what I thought was the reverse heading on my compass and surfaced in the amount of time I thought it would take to get us back to the boat. I nailed the distance but had got the direction backwards. No problem, the boat just had to make a short trip to come pick us up. Next time I'll know to choose my reverse heading while still on the boat.


Location: South Island, Marlborough, New Zealand


Dive Number:   246
Bottom Time: 50m
Time In: 9:14 a.m.
Tank In: 195 PSI
Max Depth: 15.10 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 10:03 a.m.
Tank Out: 95 PSI
Average Depth: 10.70 ft
Start Pressure Group:
Surface Interval:  
End Pressure Group:


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