Every summer short-tailed stingrays gather at the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve off the Tutukaka Coast of northern New Zealand. Last summer, January 2018, was a one in 15 years event.
Common anemone - Anthothoe albocincta
As the name implies, the common anemone is abundant in New Zealand.
Night diving can get you up close with sleeping fish, and introduce you to fishes that patrol the reefs at night.
A remarkable wildlife event that occurs in winter in New Zealand... and most people don't even know about it!
Stalactites are icicle-like rock formations that hang from the ceilings of caves. They're one of the delicate formations that we need to dive most carefully around when cave diving.
Bringing light to the dark
Away from the cavern zone, underwater caves exist in perpetual darkness, lit up for mere seconds as cave divers pass through.