Squid. Night dive in South East Bay Mayor Island.
A fairly normal night dive turned into and amazing adventure when a large school of squid were attracted to our dive lights. These creatures are just a blob of jelly when caught on a line but in their element they are amazing. Going from being fully transparent to metallic copper to bright blue as they came close to check us out. They manoeuvre in all directions in the blink of an eye.
The top picture won me a silver medal in the Oceans NZ Underwater Film Festival 1981
Man watching as the 'Hurricane' whirls another load of screaming fair goers at Blake Park Mt Maunganui
Night Fish. Fisherman pulling in a net in Pilot Bay My Maugnanui