Loaded with excited divers, 2 Wild set off for Pimpernel Rock for today’s dive’s. Arriving at Pimpernel after a smooth ride out, we were greeted with perfect conditions! Clear blue water and very little current! Descending onto the pinnacle, our divers spotted masses of huge Kingfish, Trevally, Amberjack and Wahoo!!!!! We then swam into the cave where…Details
Community Feedback Sought on Shark Net Trial “In five months nets killed a total of 128 non-target animals including 3 dolphins, 5 turtles, 7 manta rays, 65 other harmless rays, 22 great hammerhead sharks and 1 grey nurse shark” – Dr Daniel Butcher, Associate Professor Marine Biology and Fisheries. The six-month trial of shark nets on…Details
We only had a few divers on the boat today as we headed to South Solitary Island. Dive one was at Manta Arch where our divers descended down to the arch to find no Grey Nurse Sharks at all!! They were all found up close to Little Birdie which was odd as there was a…Details
Pimpernel Rock – This Saturday 27th May! Who Wants to Come?? Big Fish, Big Cave, Big Depth.…. Big Dive!! Pimpernel Rock is located on the north western point of The Solitary Islands Marine Park, 40 nautical miles from Coffs harbour! It is an advanced dive site on it’s best day, because of a few factors;…Details
Surprisingly, the sea conditions were nice and calm, producing a couple of great dives at South West Solitary and South Solitary Island. First dive was in search of the illusive Manta Ray, despite our luck, South West had an array of life, including a few Wobbys swimming around our divers, also Schooling Fish, Nudibranchs, Groupers and…Details
We had two boats full of keen snorkellers and scuba divers from the National Marine Science Centre, heading to South Solitary Island and then Split Solitary Island. There ware plenty of turtles around, schools of Pomfreds, Tarwhine, Eagle Rays, Black Cod, Groupers and a lonesome female Grey Nurse shark that both the scuba divers and snorkellers…Details
It was all about science today! South Solitary Underwater Research Group (SURG) and a few certified divers filled Wild Fin, ready to survey coral at South Solitary Island and Split Solitary Island. With Glassy conditions, divers first jumped in at Shark Gutters, then ending the dive at South Boulder, seeing an abundance of Schooling Fish,…Details
It was a pretty ordinary trip out to South Solitary Island today. Despite the sloppy conditions, the water was Blue! Buchanans Wall had an abundance of life, including a Grey Nurse, Banded Coral Shrimp, Mosaic Moray Eel, Moray Eels, Shovel-nose Ray/shark, Groupers, Wobbygongs, Lionfish, and a Green Sea Turtle. The second dive was at South…Details
South Solitary Island Marine Park had really turned it on for our divers today with blue, clear 25m visibility water and a large variety of marine life. Dive one had the certified and Advanced Open Water divers in at Manta Arch while the new divers jumped in at Cleaner Station. Dive two was a casual…Details
Today would have been the best days diving we have had in a long time with flat calm seas, 25-30m Visibility and a large variety of marine species. There were about 6-8 Grey Nurse Sharks around at Manta Arch along with Barney having a nap Dive two was a drift from Cleaner Station around to…Details
30m visibility was a nice welcome when we arrived at South Solitary Island this morning. Dives one and two were both up the northern end of the island which was sheltered from the southerly winds, our divers got up close with lots of turtles on Boulder Wall, schools of fish near Shark gutters and some…Details
It was a perfect end to April. After the recent strong southerly, the day opened up to our surprise. Both dives were at the northern end of South Solitary Island, first being Manta Arch where over a dozen Grey Nurse Sharks were sighted. The following was at Cleaner Station, spotting our resident Juvenile Clown Trigger…Details
Again we had great conditions for diving at South Solitary Island today. Manta Arch was full of Grey Nurse, plus two huge Eagle Rays! The Boulder Wall was today’s highlight. Schools of Tarwhine, Goatfish, Bullseyes and Pomfrets by the thousands. Turtles, Black Cod and loads of Wobbegongs hanging out here too!
Vis 15-20m, temp 23c.
South Solitary Island turned it up another notch today with two amazing dives! Our Divers jumped in at Manta Arch for the first dive of the day where they were lucky enough to get up close and personel with a handful of Grey Nurse Sharks. Two monster Wobbygongs were also spotted sitting on the ledge…Details
Wildfin and 2 Wild set out for South Solitary Island this morning, filled with students and certified divers. The highlights from today’s dive included Grey Nurse sharks aplenty at Manta Arch. Divers on both boats could not stop talking about the amount of fish life on Boulder Wall, schools of Barracuda, Sweetlip and Kingfish ruled…Details
Once again, the diving at South Solitary Island was nothing short of impressive. The Grey Nurse Sharks at Manta Arch seem to be multiplying as our divers counted nine on their first dive. Dive two was spent exploring the Boulder Wall which seems to be hot property at the moment. The fish life here is simply…Details
Our divers were all smiles after two very awesome dives at the lighthouse today! Grey Nurse Sharks, Eagles Ray, Black Cod, Turtles, Barracuda, plus schooling fish everywhere!
Vis 10m, temp 23c.
It was yet another great day at South Solitary Island! Certified divers were dropped in live at Manta Arch seeing a dozen Grey Nurse Sharks, then swam around to Cleaner station where our CHEC and Jetty High School kids were completing their last few dives as part of their PADI Open Water Course. Still loads…Details
With a drop in swell, conditions were right for the Norther end of South Solitary Island. South Boulder Wall was the highlight today! We have never see that much marine life before! Visibility had improved, seeing over a dozen Grey Nurse Sharks, a Leopard Shark cruising, Orangutan Crab, Turtles, Eagle Rays, Giant Black Cods, swarms of Schooling…Details
It was a perfect sunny day to end our Easter long weekend at South Solitary Island. With the current swell rolling around the Island, there were plenty of fish out and about feeding. First dive was at Buchanans Wall seeing a dozen wobbygongs swimming around, Moray Eels, Turtles, Trumpetfish, Painted Crayfish, Groupers, Black Cod, Blue Spotted…Details