Dive Arch Pinnacle

On the north coast of Princes Islands, a huge rocky spire called Arch Pinnacle rises steeply from the seafloor.

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Golden snapper and pink maomao linger in the deepest water. You can see demoiselles with two delicate white spots, and butterfly perch—a tawny little fish with what looks like a thumbprint on its flank.

The Three Kings are a wildlife reserve on land, but not in the water. As a result, marine life is exploited by fishing charters every summer. The charters are well-intended, but have a significant impact on the ecosystem.

Episodes From This Location

Spirits’ flight

1 minute / 2018

Explore Catton’s Cave

1 minute / 2018

Discover a kina barren

1 minute / 2018

Fishing up a storm

1 minute / 2018

Irishman’s Garden

1 minute / 2018

Dive with dolphins

1 minute / 2018

Dive Arch Pinnacle

1 minute / 2018

Swim with a stingray

1 minute / 2018

Explore Crater Bay

1 minute / 2018

Fly over Manawatawhi

1 minute / 2018