ABC Bay

Located on the left hand side of the island, marked with a white letter B on the cliff face. Depth of 5-6m with a sandy bottom and a kelp wall. Over the wall and into the bay itself it becomes very shallow 2-3m

Lots of creatures in hidings within the rock crevices - crayfish, hiwihiwi, crabs, octopus and nudibranches! During the winter you can fins seals.

Nível

Nível

  • Iniciante
Visibilidade

Visibilidade

  • 7 m
Current

Current

  • Corrente Leve
  • Sem Corrente
  • Corrente de Retorno
  • Corrente Forte
TIPOS DE MERGULHO

TIPOS DE MERGULHO

  • Peixe de alga
  • Nightdive
  • Snorkeling
  • Ponto Macro

Temperatura & Visibilidade

Mergulhos

Diversidade de Vida Marinha

CENTRO DE TREINO AFILIADO

LOCAIS DE MERGULHO PRÓXIMOS

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Waterfall Reef

Located in the far Eastern side of the channel, hugging closer to the mainland. Depths from 10m !!! Notable water movement and currents with easterly conditions such and wind and swell. Tide timing is important for this dive site - incoming to slack tide is the best for it to be easier to get back to shore.

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Leigh Wharf

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Penguin Point

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The Outpost

The Outpost is a great dive site with various attractions. It ranges from a sheltered bay to steep walls that are filled with life. It is best to dive from a boat, however, it is possible to do this as a shore dive with a long surface swim from Leigh.

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