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Blue MaoMao Arch

Blue Maomao Arch is known as one of the best dive sites in New Zealand, and possibly the world. The arch is best dived later in the day with the afternoon sun illuminating the site. The Arch itself is at most 15m deep, however, the depth drops to 20m+ at the eastern end.

You can expect to see: countless Blue Maomao, hundreds of demoiselles, Wrasse, Kingfish, Inquisitive Snapper, and a seemingly endless amount of other fishes.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Macro Spot
  • Cavern/Cave
  • Snorkeling

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced

Programs

  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt

currents

  • no
  • moderate
  • medium

Maximum Depth

  • 16m

Visibility

  • 16m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Fishes
Wrasse
Molluscs
Octopus
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Fishes
Wrasse
Molluscs
Octopus

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