Dive with dolphins

Oceanic bottlenose dolphins shelter and feed in the lee of the Princes Islands. They are larger and more scarred than their cousins along the coasts of mainland New Zealand.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

The sea at the Three Kings feels like a living, breathing thing. Strong tides run between the islands, forming whirlpools, standing waves and great mounds of smooth water that erupt from the depths as though it’s boiling. Warm currents cross the Tasman from Australia, sometimes bringing tropical fish, and upwellings deliver cold water from the west coast of the mainland, connecting these islands and protecting them.

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