Diving Great Barrier Island

12 Divers meet at Leigh this morning to board the charter boat Apollo and head out to Great Barrier Island for a couple of dives. With calm seas and 6 knot tail wind it was a very pleasant cruise around Little Barrier and we encountered a pod of dolphins as approached Wellington Heads for our first dive.

Captain Brian briefing our first dive at Wellington Head

Captain Brian briefing our first dive at Wellington Head

On entering the water we encountered a large stingray as we dropped on to a labyrinth of large bolders nestled in to the kelp. As we weaved our way between the rocks and swim throughs we spotted a large octopus and numerous crayfish.

We surfaced for 2 hours break between dives and enjoyed Brians freshly cooked sausages and onions in bread, before taking a second dive a short distance along the western side of Great Barrier Island.

Thanks again to Brian and Outer Gulf Charters for another great days diving in Hauraki Gulf.

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