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Produced by the Otago University Dive Club

Access: Good road access. There is a short walk down to the beach, then a short swim through the surf to get to a divable depth

Weather / Sea conditions: Blackhead is exposed to all weather from the south and is best dived in northerly or westerly conditions

Visibility: Up to 5 - 7 metres

Description: Blackhead is well known for its basalt columns which are under threat from local earthworks, but underwater it is mainly boulder reef with quite a bit of fish life and vast kelp beds. The water is generally shallow which makes for easy snorkelling or scuba. Note that the Waldronville sewage outlet is a couple of kilometres to the south so check the water before entering!

Depth: Mostly between 7 - 10 metres