As we settled into our final house sit here in New Zealand we could not deny the fact that one of the top dive sites in the world was a 40 minutes drive from our house. Jacques Cousteau rated The Poor Knights as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world, who are we to pass that up.
We headed out on time for the 45 minute trip to the Poor Knights Islands. Fortunately the waters were as calm as one can hope for in the ocean and the crew were entertaining and professional.
Before, after, and in between our dives we were toured around the islands. We were taken into the largest sea cave in the world on the boat. Quite an experience.
As we dove we could see the benefits of this area having been a marine reserve since 1981. The lack of debris and the healthy look of the kelp and sea creatures was wonderful.
Here is a short video I put together of the diving. Enjoy.