Monday, November 29, 2010

Otamarakau School

November 30th a lovely group of students from Otamarakau School came snorkelling with us. Perfect sea conditions with clear, calm water and sunshine. Lots of non-stinging jellyfish floating everywhere. Fed on by leatherjackets and some snapper. Saw one eagle ray.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Birkdale Intermediate School

Students visited the Goat Island Marine Reserve on November 22nd. They met at Goat Island Dive for their snorkelling equipment. Discover Goat Island instructors, Tony and Jenny Enderby then took them snorkelling. Good calm sea conditions and nice clear water. It was a thrill for everyone when a small pod of bottlenose dolphins came through the reserve.Discover Goat Island.

Singapore group

Saturday November 20th 45 students from Singapore visited Goat Island where they took a trip on the glass bottom boat. We then showed them the marine life on the rocky shore and after lunch they did transects on Echinoderm Reef. The weather wasn't looking good but turned out beautiful. Discover Goat Island

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Whangaparaoa College

Calm seas and good underwater visibility for snorkelling at Goat Island today. Not much sun though. Huge numbers of snapper seen, plus parore, goatfish, red moki and marblefish. Some very big crayfish around Shag Rock. The students were guided by Discover Goat Island As usual we met up at the Goat Island Dive shop, next to the Sawmill Cafe in Leigh, to collect the snorkelling equipment.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Birkdale Primary School

A perfect day for snorkelling in the Goat Island Marine Reserve. Students saw snapper, red moki, eaglerays, goatfish, blue maomao, parore and more. Calm, clear and sunny conditions. Some awesome parents accompanied us in the water! The juniors visited the rocky shore where they were guided by a biologist. They saw sea hares, nudibranchs, crabs, kina, seastars and a variety of other marine life.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kaiaua School

Another perfect day to bring a school group snorkelling at Goat Island. Calm, clear water and plenty of fish to see. One very large jellyfish, but we stayed away from it! Large snapper and red moki, plus the usual other fish.