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Latitude: 34° 58.488' S
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South of Motutapere island (Matauri Bay), among the Cavalli group of islands.
How? By boat
Distance Short boat time (< 10min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Alternative name Jewel of the North, Sir William Hardy
Average depth 25.0 m / 82 ft
Max depth 26.0 m / 85.3 ft
Current Low ( < 1 knot)
Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)
Dive site quality Good
Experience CMAS ** / AOW
Bio interest Interesting
- Marine biology
The Rainbow Warrior was the Green Peace flagship (40 metres and 418 tonnes). It was used all over the world to protest about environmental and humanitarian issues.
On july 10th 1985, it was bombed by French Secret Service Officers, killing a photographer, Fernando Pereria.
On december 14th 1987, the boat was towed from Auckland to the Cavalli Islands, and was sunk to be an artificial reef.
This colourfull wreck lies on a sandy floor, maximum depth is 26m (high tide).
More info on WikiPedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Warrior
By Anonymous , 02-02-2009
Wrong location - This location is wrong for the Rainbow warrior. It is in fact located at approx:
Just south of Motutapere Island.
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