Managed to get out for a dive yesterday at the Poor Knights, along with Sonny, Hannah, Hamish, Chris and James.
The first dive was a little average, to be honest - it seems like "spring vis" is here early. A pleasant enough dive at Middle Channel, including a short excursion into Boom Boom Cave.
The surface interval was "not your usual", as D!T were helping out the Northland Rescue Helicopter train a new winchman. Here's a short video of the action:
along with some photos:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=4 ... 127&ref=mf
Second dive was pretty cool, myself, James and Tristan J headed into the back of Scary Cave. Past the restriction, visibility was surprisingly good and once we got through the halocline into the fresh water we spent a good 20 minutes fascinated by the clay structures in the rear chamber. Despite the good vis, we still didn't get to find any additional exits or air chambers - though we did get a better idea of the shape of the cave, so next time will have a look in a different spot.