Top New Zealand Dive Sites

Top New Zealand Dive Sites

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Whether you love diving around submerged ships, admire marine life in its natural habitat, seek spectacular underwater geology, are a novice or experienced diver, Top New Zealand Dive Sites has plenty to offer everyone! New Zealand's islands are like no other in the world. They extend through a wide latitude range, their 15,000 kilometres of coastline surrounded by three bodies of water: the Tasman Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the Southern Ocean - all of which provide a stunning array of underwater architecture and unique marine wildlife to explore. Top New Zealand Dive Sites presents a lively selection of the best and most accessible sites from around the country. These are detailed within seven regions: Northland; The Poor Knights; Hauraki Gulf; East Coast and Bay of Plenty; Cook Strait; Fiordland; Lower South Island and Stewart Island. Each site entry gives location and access, depth range, currents and diving environment, dive type, proficiency level and wildlife to look out for. Throughout the book, Maori and general history surrounding each site is given, as well as information on specific flora and fauna.
A fish species identification guide and list of diving operators add further value to an already practical resource.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • colour illustrations
  • 0143010093
  • 9780143010098

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Since the publication of their first book in 1999, Gillian and Darryl Torckler have used their combined passion for the sea to introduce many readers to the hidden underwater world of New Zealand. Darryl is world renowned for outdoor and underwater photography, leading to dozens of awards, magazine features and books, including 10 that he has co-authored with his wife, Gillian Torckler. Between them, they have close to 60 years of diving experience.
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