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Middle Arch Poor Knights - New Zealand

Middle Arch Poor Knights is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Tutukaka, New Zealand. This dive site has an average rating of 5.00 out of 5 from 1 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 16-20ft/5-6m. The average visibility is 16-20ft/5-6m. Training platforms are available.

The East Australian Current brings tropical aquatic life to New Zealand’s cold waters. A favorite location of Jacques Cousteau. I found it beautiful, but maybe a bit overrated.

This popular site offers some of best sub-tropical underwater gardens on the planet. It’s home to critters such as white and orange clown nudibranches, scorpion fish, Lord Howe coralfish and multihued schools swimming through the fauna. The 11-million-year-old islands are also home to other decent dive spots such as Northern Arch, for schools of blue maomaos, Bernies Cave, for porae and bunches of anemones flowers, Landing Bay Pinnacle for firebrick starfish, and Blue Maomao Arch, for morays and yes you’ve guessed it blue maomao. The latter site is shaped like a cathedral, a breathtaking underwater spectacle.

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