Trimix at the Poor Knights Islands

The Poor Knights is known world wide for its diving. Jaques Cousteau rated it within his top ten diving locations! Many flock to this huge marine sanctuary to visit sites like Blue Mao Mao Arch and Rikoriko Cave but the majority have only scratched the surface!

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This epic crater rim protruding from the waves 25 KM off shore boasts some of the longest standing marine protection of anywhere in New Zealand and its dive sites are rich and varied. Anyone who claims they have seen the Poor Knights I would challenge and ask how as I don't feel after over 5 years of diving I have even touched on many of the outstanding dive sites!

Although excellent diving is available in within recreational limits sites you may have dived many times before become completely different when you get below 40m. The use of DPV's in conjunction mean that large distances can be covered and a site can be thoroughly explored within the limits of time and gas.

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Although excellent diving is available in within recreational limits sites you may have dived many times before become completely different when you get below 40m. The use of DPV's in conjunction mean that large distances can be covered and a site can be thoroughly explored within the limits of time and gas.

The islands have many secrets that still remain undiscovered. In recent trips to the knights GUE teams have found large Black coral trees in close proximity to each other as well as being exposed to the lesser seen species such as hammer head and bronze whaler sharks. The sheer density of species in this marine reserve is phenomenal!

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