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!

You can expect to see: Octopus, Snapper, Kingfish, Schools of Maomao, Goat Fish, Sting Rays, Eagle Rays.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 7 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Kelp fish

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

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Dive sites nearby

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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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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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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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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Leigh Reef

lots of current on moving tide, best dived around slack tide and good conditions. Advisable to have a good boat person on the surface, this can be a busy area with fishing in summer.

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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 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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Goat Island is a marine reserve located near Cape Rodney in the Hauraki Gulf. The reserve offers a range of marine landscapes, from sandy flats to rocky reef systems.

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This site is located just out from the main beach of the reserve. The rock itself is visible during low tide but not at high tide. Depth ranges between 3-5m (depending on the tide) with sandy pathways filled with kelp forests behind them.

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