Anemone Boulders

Reef dive over kelp extending down to 21M. Easy site to navigate along edge of reef. Swim throughs and overhangs, Best wind conditions are Southerly, avoid Easterly wind and Northerly swell.

Many species of reef fish schooling, blue maomao, demoiselles, parore, pelagic species including kingfish. Rays, snake eels. Many anemone covered boulders on the sand line.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 10 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Macro Spot
  • Kelp fish

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

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Rena (Wreck)

The Rena Wreck is located on the Astrolabe Reef, 12 nautical miles from the entranced of Tauranga Harbour. The wreck lies between 18-70m of water and is only to be dived in calm conditions with swells under 1m. The current can also be strong depending on the tide.

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4 mile reef

Good parking, onsite toilets, changing rooms, BBQ facilities. Grass area to set up. Easy shore entry on sand/stone extending down to 30mtr+. Water clarity generally good on sand area, some silt on dropoff. Easy site to Navigate. Best wind conditions are less than 8knts and easterly (offshore) direction.

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Wharewaka Point

Good parking, onsite toilets, changing rooms, BBQ facilities. Grass area to set up. Easy shore entry on sand/stone extending down to 30mtr+.

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Aldermens- Bishops Hat

This dive site the Bishop’s Hat offers a bit of everything as here we have a cave, wall and a magnitude of species that frequent here. Bishop’s Hat is exposed to weather from the east, and south east

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Great site for training, has some great cliff faces and a circular rock structure made by divers as a reference point. Bottom topography can be silted if disturbed, good buoyancy is a must at this site.

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Aldermens- Mooring Bay

Mooring Bay is one of the more common spots for those who want to experience the Alderman’s without the depth and current. Ideal training bay with a shallow anchoring area with sand.

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Orca Bay

Orca Bay is a sheltered bay with a deep wall that drops to 20m+ it then slopes down to 35m+ further into the bay. There are small pinnacles dotted around the bay that provide shelter to a large variety of sea life!

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Aldermens-Middle Middle

Middle middle is situated in the middle of the middle alderman island. This dive site is one not to be missed. If you are after a very scenic dive this is ideal

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Aldermens- Fish Factory

Fish Factory is one of the many magnificent dive sites in the alderman group offering up a nice wall to cruise along and also offers up a pinnacle just off from the wall.More suited for the more experienced and expert divers as it can become a deep dive quite easily.

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