New Zealand/Bay of Islands & Cavalli islands 2012


Sailing for 4 days on Mark Aisbett's Merkava  (43' Fraser, Canadian flag) to the Cavalli islands. Purpose: diving to famous Rainbow Warrior  (and some other beautiful spots). On board too: Jay and Juli


Starting from the marina in Opua, we first had a stopover at Deep Water Cove/Bay of Islands, diving to HMNZS Canterbury  in 38m depth and around a rock with a cave in 17m: (underwater photos from Mark Aisbett)


Leaving Bay of Islands in some rain, arriving at a nice anchorage at the Cavallis:



Rainbow Warrior  wreck  in 30m depth near out in the islands near Matauri Bay: (underwater photos from Mark Aisbett)



Diving in 19m around Motukakupu island, experiencing "kelp forests":