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Leigh Reef

Lots of current during tidal changes, therefore, Leigh Reef is best dived around slack tide and good conditions. It is advisable to have a good boat person on the surface, this can be a busy area for fishing in the summer. There are some small caves and walls on the southern side of the reef.

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The MUC (Majestic Unicorn Cove)

The MUC is an amazing late afternoon/early evening dive. The cove slopes from shallows to 20m+ on the sand. Be cautions of the steep steps from the carpark!

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Penguin Point

Penguin Point is a favourite site for many divers. It has a difficult entry and exit however the dive is well worth the effort. Penguin Point slopes from a couple of meters in the shallows to 25m+ further from the coast.

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Leigh Wharf

Leigh wharf is a nice easy shallow dive site but as is the nature of wharf’s there is plenty of boat traffic and fishing paraphernalia to be aware of and cautious about.

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Alice A. Leigh /Rewa ShipWreck

This shipwreck is an easy shallow depth wreck with the main body being 6 meters deep, located on the NW part if Moturekareka Island, south of Kawau Island. Current is not an issue, semi sheltered in bay from strong current. Wreck is visible from the surface at both low and high tide.

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Wonderview

Wonderview is a fantastic site to dive! The reef structure is very bouldery and is teeming with life. Entries and exits can be a little tricky and be cautious of the steep track. The site itself starts in the shallows and slopes down to the sand at 25m.

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Mathesons Bay

Mathesons Bay is a sheltered bay that is perfect for diving! Divers can easily enter and exit the water via the beach or over the rock platform if the tide is right.

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Tabletop Reef

Tabletop Reef is a beautiful dive site that has quite a range of features the inner part of the reef system features steep bommies that drop down to the sandy bottom at around 10 meters. As you follow the reef North it flattens out to a kelp and sponge garden eventually reaching a sand flat at roughly 20 meters.

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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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Gem Cave

Best dove during high tide - best snorkeled during the lower tides. Located on the right side of the island. The gem cave has two entries and they merge together in the back. It doesn’t go far back and there is a slight space between the surface and the cave ceiling. Very dim lights - bring a torch!

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