New Zealand

Sep. 01/15

The plastics we throw away have been mistakenly eaten by around 90 per cent of all sea birds alive today - and the rate is expected to grow to 99 per cent by 2050.

The figures, revealed in an international study published yesterday, are particularly relevant for New Zealand, which is considered the global centre of seabird diversity.

Jul. 07/15

New Zealand has boosted the protection of sharks by signing the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks.

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry have signed the agreement today which aims to improve the conservation of seven migratory shark species vulnerable to over-exploitation.

“This international memorandum is the first global instrument of its kind, and we join 38 other countries in becoming a signatory,” says Mr Guy.

Jul. 22/13

An event aimed at raising community awareness about the practice of shark finning went swimmingly at Dunedin's Moana Pool yesterday.

Event co-ordinator Emma Young was pleased with the community response to the swimming Finathon™', which attracted about 45 swimmers, young and old, between 2.45pm and 6pm yesterday.

Sep. 15/12
Macandrew Bay
470 Portobello Rd Macandrew Bay
New Zealand
45° 52' 9.8904" S, 170° 35' 44.304" E

Underwater and beach clean up day!

Come along and help us clean up the bay. We will be collecting rubbish from the beach as well as underwater so be sure to tell your all your non-diving friends and family as well. We look forward to seeing you there.


All Divers meet at Dive Otago at 8:30 am. First in first served with free hire of gear and transport to the Bay.