Tunnel vision

Twenty kilometres off the Tutukaka Coast, the Poor Knights Islands are the remnants of an ancient volcano, shattered and penetrated by the sea.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Enormous gas bubbles in the rock have resolved into sea caves big enough to drive a boat through.

Under the water the topography is equally complex, providing habitat for hundreds of species—some found in few other places on the New Zealand coast.

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