Raupuke Island. Snorkel and scuba diving. 6-25m deep. Reef
areas. Prolific fish life. Wreck (Awarua). V 6-18m. Dog Island
- Rocky with weed and depths to 20m. V 8-9m. Orakei Point
and Tiwai Point - diving in calm conditions only, limited
fish and weed. Wreck remains. V to 3m.
Island. Separated from the South Island of NZ by Foveaux Strait,
Stewart Island covers and area of 1683 square hectares. It
has one of the richest seaweed floras in NZ. This is due to
its many habitats and the influence of two major ocean currents.
A wide variety of fish life abound round the island, some
of these being blue cod, trumpeter, jock stewars, crayfish,
scallops, paua, spiny dogfish, groper, carpet sharts, blue
and green lipped mussels are to name but a few.
Reef. Broken reef and volcanic lava ledges. Depths vary from
3-25m. Good fish life, crayfish and wrecks. Ramp. Good photography.
Sound. All weather diving. Area encompassing Dusky and Breaksea
Sounds provides huge diving area where all of Fiordland's
unique underwater life can be viewed. Spectacular diving with
abundant sea life, black coral. A wilderness diving experience.
and Milford Sound reserves- Runoff from the mountains make
a dirty fresh water layer up to 10 m deep on top of super
clear salt water underneath. This dirty layer filters out
sunlight which means marine life usually found in deep water
comes in shallow. You will find forests of black and red coral
in only 20 meters. A truly world class dive site simply for