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Blue Maomao Arch - New Zealand

Blue Maomao Arch is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand. This dive site has an average rating of 4.00 out of 5 from 2 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 41-50ft/12-15m. The average visibility is 51-60ft/16-18m.

From SportDiver Planet’s 50 Greatest Dives, #44,

A lot of sites are compared to cathedrals. Blue Maomao Arch in New Zealand’s Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve fits that bill: The interior is illuminated from several directions, creating an ethereal ambience, the walls are covered in jeweled anemones that glow like stained glass, and it’s attended by faithful marine life, from thick schools of the signature blue maomao to white-spotted demoiselles, and a Technicolor parade of gem, clown and other nudibranchs.— Eric Michael


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