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DOUBLE ISLAND

Double island is an add on to red mercury but holds its own with entertaining diving. Walls pins and small caves, this islands can cater to most people.

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PANCAKE ROCKS - MIDDLE ISLAND

The pancake rocks are on the eastern side of middle island with great cracks, gullies and an arch way you can swim through. This site is exposed but typically great vis.

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GREEN ISLAND

Green island also known as the grave yard because of the amount of rocks that breach the surface of the water making it look as if they are tomb stones. also known to have claimed a couple of boats.

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KORAPUKI

A good 40 mins to an hour from Whitianga, Korapuki offers some great diving around the whole island, Offering up great weed lines and rocky outcrops tends to be a favourite with spearos and scuba divers

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SOUTH EAST CORNER

South east corner of great mercury island is a nice and long stretch of divable reef. Shallowest part is in the middle, but in general some excellent diving when you can get in. Extremely exposed to most wind and swell directions

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RED MERCS

Regarded as one of the best islands to dive off, The dives can get deep quick and being on the outer edge it is very exposed to the conditions. The island is surrounded by deep pins that can sit in a lot of current. In close around the island is boulder with kelpie reef breaking it up.

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Black Rocks Lagoon

This dive site is one for everyone, inside the lagoon is a fish shallow bay with plenty of fish and kelp around the edges. the outer reef system are big pins with nice gullies to swim in. The outer reef is a deeper dive and is very exposed to wind, swell and current.

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PEACH GROVE - GMI

On the Southern end of great mercury island Peachgrove has a stunning beach and dive sites to match. Being able to cater to just about every level of diver.

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MAMONA BAY

sandy bottom with short shallow broken reef, great for lunch or beginners. the sandy bottom offers an excellent opportunity to see rays mooching about.

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Little Ohinau

Little ohinau has 2 main dive sites with Little O Bay and Turtle cove. Turtle cove is a great site for more experienced divers. strong currents around the edges.

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