Thursday, March 26, 2009


We just returned from a month in New Zealand. What a trip! Surely this country has more to offer the outdoor enthusiast than any place on the planet. Scuba diving, hiking up volcanoes, tramping through fern forests, climbing glaciers, kayaking fiords, caving, whale and dolphin watching, thermal pools, stunning scenery, and of course the millions of adrenalin-fueled pursuit such as sky diving and bungi and jetboat rides, the list goes on and on.

We began our adventure by scuba diving in the Poor Knights marine reserve for 11 days. Refreshingly different, these volcanic islands off New Zealand's North Island delivered healthy, colorful rocky reefs abustle with many species of fish and invertebrates we have never seen before. The underwater terrain itself was diverse: Caves and swim-thrus, kelp gardens, boulder fields and sheer walls. "Islands to Dive for".

We begin the photo edit shortly, and will post a few favorites here when possible. A larger selection of images will be added to our web site, of course. We are now well positioned to provide complete photo/text packages on New Zealand scuba diving and whale and dolphin encounters, with topside adventure and scenic photo support.