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Barren Arch

Located on the seaward side of the islands near the northern end of Tawhiti Rahi. This site can be dived in many different ways. The shallower entrance is close to the enclosed back and has a shallow underwater reef lip at 2/3m. Depth ranges 10m down to 35m the entrance is made up of large kelp covered boulders.

Schooling fish including blue and pink Maomao, Demoiselles, Koheru and Mado. Walls of sponges, bryozoans, hydroids and corals which hide endemic Jason Mirabilis Nudi.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Macro Spot
  • Snorkeling

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
  • Expert

Programs

Entry

Body of Water

  • Salt

currents

Maximum Depth

  • m

Visibility

  • m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App

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