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
Today’s conditions were a little bouncy on the surface, but once submerged we were surprised with the amount of fish life at Buchanans Wall. The Second was a lovely Drift from Cleaner station to South Boulder, while our second boat, 2 Wild, dived Grouper Island. Highlights today include a Leopard Shark, an abundance of schooling fish,…Details
With boat boats loaded with excited divers, we shot out to South Solitary Island for two amazing dives. Manta Arch and the Cleaner Station were the sites for dive one. Grey Nurse and Leopard Sharks were spotted on this dive along with some huge Black Cod and Schooling Barracuda. Dive two was spent enjoying the…Details
The Easter long weekend is here! And it was a great day of diving at South Solitary Island. Grey Nurse Sharks and two Emperor Angle Fish were just some of today’s highlights. Also, another Orangutan Crab, Black Cods, swimming Wobbygongs, Bullrays, and clouds of Schooling Fish. Happy Easter from all the crew here at Jetty…Details
It was a pleasant surprise to find underwater conditions so nice at South Solitary Island today. Our first dive was at Manta Arch with abundant fishlife along with 3 Grey Nurse Sharks under the Arch. Cruising through to Cleaner Station to meet the boat to finish the dive, we encountered more large schools of Sweep…Details
Man it’s good to be back in the water! Conditions were surprisingly good, as our divers enjoyed exploring Shark Gutters, Cleaner Station and also South Boulder. Highlights included a school of curious Batfish, Eagle Rays, Crayfish, Masses of Schooling Fish, Black Cod, a Giant Cuttlefish, Spanish Dancer, Turtles, Groupers and our resident Orangutan Crab. Congratulation…Details
Today’s diving was just amazing! From Grey Nurse Sharks to Leopard Sharks, we were in awe of the amount of fish life at South Solitary Island. Also Turtles, Moray Eels, Bull Rays, Eagle Rays, Black Cods, Shovel-nose Ray and masses of Schooling Fish. Congratulations Mikkel and Magnus in completing their PADI Open Water Course, well…Details
Divers and snorkelers swam with some of South Solitary Islands best today! Grey Nurse Sharks at Manta Arch and Leopards sharks around Shark Gutters through to The Gantry were today’s highlights, also Eagle Rays, Turtles, Black Cods, Bull Rays, Groupers, Crayfish, Moray Eels, Nudis and loads of big Schooling Fish about.
Visibility 20m Temperature 25C
Visibility picked up overnight to be a lovely 20 metres and would have been more if the sun was shining. The first Dive was at Buchanan’s Wall and had fish and turtles everywhere. The second dive was the highlight though, with 5 different Leopard Sharks between Shark Gutters and the Gantry. along with those we…Details
Both “Wild Fin” and “2 Wild” were out exploring both North and South Solitary Islands today. With the water temp now sitting around 25c, and visibility around 15m, our divers took their time to enjoy what both Island had to offer. The highlights from North Solitary included Eagle Rays, Black Cod, Clown Triggerfish, Painted Crayfish…Details
Hiding from the Southerly breeze, we jumped in at Manta Arch for today’s first dive. 4 or 5 Grey Nurse were spotted patrolling the area plus large schools of Trevally and Goatfish. Dive two was spent exploring Shark Gutters and the Cleaner Station area. Black Cod, Bullrays, Turtles, Octopus, a Shovel Nose, and a surprisingly…Details
This mornings dives were a perfect start to the day. We first explored Buchanans Wall, seeing a dozen wobbys, loads of Numb Rays, Coral Shrimp, Octopus, a Squid, Abbotts Moray Eel, and Banded Rays. The highlights of the day however, were a couple of Leopard Sharks cruising up and down Boulder Wall, also Black Cod,…Details
A bit of rain didn’t stop us from enjoying the Solitary Islands today, after all, we’re going to get wet anyway. Divers explored Shark gutters for their first and then ventured to Grouper Island for the second, seeing a Emperor Angelfish, Leopard Shark, Eagle Rays, Porcelain Crab, Masses of Schooling Fish, and the usual Nudis,…Details
After a dry week, we were all keen to dive this sunny sunday. To our surprise, conditions were amazing! South Solitary Island was blue, warm, and full of fish activity, including a Leopard Shark, Eagle Rays, Turtles, Groupers, Black Cods, Orangutan Crab, Crayfish, Bull Rays, Wobbygongs, Schooling fish and many more.
Vis 15-20 Temp 25c
What a day to be diving South Solitary Island! Words cannot even describe it! Leopard Sharks, Eagle Rays, Turtles and 40m Vis! Oh yeah, and it was 26c!
With a calm sea and a great bunch of divers, we were feeling lucky, Leopard Shark Lucky! Buchanans Wall was our first choice, followed by a drift from Cleaner Station to the Gantry. Highlights today were a couple of Leopard Sharks, Eagle Rays, Black Cods, the usual Schooling Fish, our friendly Turtles, Orangutan Crab, Nudis…Details
Grey Nurse Sharks were cruising Manta Arch on our first dive and gave us some great close encounters! A least 10 sharks were in that immediate area and stayed around and gave a show to our group of Divers. A milky 12-15 mtrs visibility kept had them cruise in and out of the range of…Details
The talk of the day was definitely still on the 5m Whale Shark sighting from the day before but unfortunately there was no sign of this majestic beast. Our divers still had lots to talk about on both dives with plenty of Wobbygongs, schools of Travelly, Nudibranchs, Turtles, Emperor Anglefish, Eagle rays, and a Giant…Details