Diving the bottom of the arches at the Poor Knights Islands kicks the butt of any flower garden I've ever seen for colour and beauty- except most of what you are looking at down there are colonies of animals not plants...the diversity of life, shapes and colors is staggering!! Diving these arches gives you an insight into what you would see diving way beyond recreational diving depths. The constant lack of light allows large colonies of animals to thrive that would not normally be seen in such shallow water.
Last week I spent the day out at the Poor Knights Islands with Dive Tutukaka. Here's a little snippet of the footage that I shot
Also here are some of Craig Anderson's pics that he shot while diving together
If you're ever diving the arches and you want to see these colors make sure you take a good torch... it's dark down there!!