Hen and Chicken Islands
Hen and Chicken Island has a general diving depth of up to 25 m / 82 ft and is suitable for all divers. Sail Rock provides greater depths for more experienced divers. The average visibility is 10-20 metres and access to the dive site is by boat. Hen and Chicken Islands are common breeding grounds for schools of blue mao mao, sweep, trevally and silver drummer In the summer months, you will occasionally come across Kingfish as you descend these dramatic walls which drop down to boulders and gradually level out exposing cracks where you can find hidden crayfish and large yellow moray eels. There are also large kelp covered boulders that provide refuge for goatfish, red moki and demoiselles.
Book a charter to see the Hen and Chicks for yourself. New Zealand Diving offers a one day charter with 2 dives.
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