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Goat Island Marine Reserve - New Zealand

Goat Island Marine Reserve is a shore accessible salt water dive site, located at Goat Island Road, Leigh, New Zealand. This dive site has an average rating of 5.00 out of 5 from 2 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 61-70ft/19-21m. The average visibility is 31-35ft/9-11m.

Goat Island is a marine reserve established 1975 and covers an area of approx. 5 square kilometres.

Lots of information can be found here :

Of interest is that you can hand feed many fish in less than 30cm of water, and hand feed Schnapper the size of a large man’s arm.

Goat Island Marine reserve is a "No Take" reserve.

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Ghostsharknz - 4/22/2015 6:22 PM
Rating Added: 5
Plenty to see. From crayfish, ells, snapper, kina (sea urchins), and so much more. Night diving is also possible. A few caves on the island to explore as well.