Underwater Astrolabe Reef (27 images)
Underwater at Astrolabe Reef in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. These images were all taken prior to the 236m cargo vessel CV Rena running aground on 5th October 2011. The reef lies in a unique offshore position in the path of prevailing currents, ensuring a constant food supply for prolific marine life. The diving is superb here and a large underwater cave and swimthough makes a wonderful experience. It is currently unknown whether the cave is intact following the Rena grounding. These...