Dive Tie Dye Arch

At a group of tall rock stacks south of the Poor Knights is a huge cavern at a depth of 25 metres, choked with fish and rays, and wallpapered in colourful sponges.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic / Richard Robinson

South of the Poor Knights stand a crop of rocky spires called The Pinnacles. Under the largest is a cathedral-like cavern called Tie Dye Arch, named for the kaleidoscope of colours that clad every surface like graffiti. Blue maomao throng in the half-light, along with demoiselles, rays, trevally and other schooling fish. It’s an object lesson in why marine reserves matter.

Episodes From This Location

Snorkel with EMR

1 minute / 2018

Snapper city

1 minute / 2018

Soar above the snapper

1 minute / 2018

Dive Tie Dye Arch

1 minute / 2018

Talking fish

1 minute / 2018

Scooter with a scientist

1 minute / 2018

Tunnel vision

1 minute / 2018

Snapper City

1 minute / 2018

Stingray swarm

1 minute, 30 seconds / 2018

Dive Tie Dye Arch

2 Minutes / 2018

The mystery of the talking fish

3 minutes / 2017

Scooter with a scientist

1 minute / 2017

Dive Blue Maomao Arch

1 minute / 2017