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