Tuesday, March 27, 2012

April snorkelling

Learn to snorkel safely!
We are still be doing guided snorkelling experiences at Goat Island during April, although the weather has been very changeable. Water is still warmer than December. Days available are Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of April, weather permitting of course. You can book now at Goat Island Dive to learn with us, but hurry as numbers each day are limited!
April 15th the water was calm and we guided 3 adults and 3 children. There were a lot of big and small snapper around including the famous Monkeyface who we have seen at Goat Island since 1993 and he was already a very large fish back then.
The snorkelling experiences will start again in late October. 

Otamatea High School

Red moki at Goat Island
Today we guided a small group of students from Otamatea High, at Goat Island. Conditions were very calm, sunny and visibility improving. We saw snapper of all sizes, leatherjackets, piper, big and small red moki and more. The students were great at snorkelling and all gained their PADI snorkelling certificate.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Diocesan School for Girls

Today 20 lovely students from Dio came snorkelling at the Goat Island Marine Reserve. They were all very good snorkellers, many going down to the sea floor easily. The water was clear and calm with hundreds of harmless little chain salps in the water. Fishes seen include snapper, piper, red moki, spotties, sweep, leatherjackets, kahawai and trevally.