Category Archive: Fish & Critters

Oct 07

Sea Horse – Hippocampus abdominalis

SeaHorse

Diving at night is one of the most eye-opening experiences a diver can have. Seeing the change in environment is a breath-taking experience with a completely different marine life. Behavioral along with color change, and importantly, the usually impossibly shy creatures come out to play. The Potbellied Sea Horse is one of those mysterious ninjas, after more than 40 …

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Sep 22

Red Moki – Chirodactylus spectabilis

Red Moki - Imagery from Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

One of the more common fish we see on our local dives is Red Moki. If you are diving in north New Zealand, most divers would be unlucky to not find one, however many don’t know they are one of the more interesting fish we have.  These fish aren’t usually afraid of divers and will …

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Sep 09

Eagle and Sting Rays

Sting Rays & Eagle Rays are some of the more common creatures we see on our local dives. There is also a common cause of confusion when determining the differences between the two. It is not uncommon for divers and swimmers alike to have an undeserved fear of these amazing rays.  Both Stingrays and Eagle Rays behave similarly, they both …

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Feb 17

Rainbow Warrior / Cavalli Islands Trip and new additions to the boat

Nov 10

Spawning Time For Kingfish

We’re coming into summer now and everyone is itching to get out there and have a splash.  It’s also nearing the time when we get visits from shoals of kingfish as they come to spawn around NZ.  Kingfish are popular with spear fishermen and divers so we thought we’d tell you a little bit about …

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Sep 12

Southern Right Whale

The southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) is a baleen whale, one of three species classified as right whales. Like other right whales, the southern right whale is readily distinguished from others by the callosites on its head, a broad back without a dorsal fin, and a long arching mouth that begins above the eye. Its …

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