Calm seas and blue skies made for a magic day of diving at South Solitary Island. The visibility was quite patchy today, varying from 5-15m in some areas. Plenty of Turtles, Grey Nurse, Bullrays, Black Cod and schooling Jewfish were just some of the highlights! Temp 19c. Congratulations to Helena and Elsa on completing your…Details
Heading out to South Solitary Island there were a few of us were expecting limited visibility but Buchanan’s Wall had a pleasant 10-15 metres, divers saw a few turtles, Black Cod and a very curious Numb-ray!!! Dive two had the certified divers descend on to 4-6 Grey Nurse hanging around Shark Gutters mooring before making…Details
We ended up going to both South Solitary and South West Solitary Island today in search of clear water. Dive one was at the northern end of South Sol, the amount of marine life there today was truly amazing with schools of Travelly, Pomfreds, some very odd looking Travelly and one big make Grey Nurse…Details
Today looked like it could be great diving and clear water when we first arrived at South Solitary Island. Water looked blue at the Gantry in the gloomy overcast conditions. However the story changed when we descended, with patches of murky brown water mixing in with clearer warm water. Whilst the clarity of the water…Details
After a smooth ride out to South Solitary Island, we were excited to discover that the visibility had improved since yesterday. Jumping in at Manta Arch and Shark Gutters, our divers enjoyed a great first dive spotting Grey Nurse Sharks, schooling Kingfish, Tarwine, Goatfish and this little Leopard Blenny! Taking advantage of the current, dive…Details
No better way to spend a Saturday then under the water at South Solitary Island! Both dives were great with our divers spotting Grey Nurse and Wobbegong Sharks, Black Cod, Moray Eels and two of these, very cool Nudibranches!
Vis 10-12m, temp 19c.
Divers had a jolly old time Under the sea today. The northern end of South Solitary was the pick of the day, jumping into Shark Gutters for some Grey Nurse Shark action, also a little Hawksbill Turtle, a Loggerhead Turtle, Wobbys, Nudis, huge groups of Schooling Fish, Black Cods, Eastern Blue Devil, Orangutang Crab, Bull…Details
Sheltered at Buchanans Wall, our divers dropped down for some close encounters with Barnie the Loggerhead Turtle, also more Turtles, Lionfish, Nudibranchs, Wobbygongs, Gropers, Moray Eel, Schooling Fish and many more. After the surface interval we decided to change Islands and head from South Solitary to Split Solitary Island, entering at Mike’s Mooring, seeing baby…Details
Beyond the milky water South Solitary Island was full of life, from Grey Nurse Sharks to Turtles, Nudibranchs, Black Cods, Wobbygongs,Gropers, Schooling Fish, Eels, Orangutan Crab and many more sea critters. First stop was Cleaner Station, then moving from Cleaner to South Boulder for the second descend.
Divers explored South Solitary and Split Solitary Island today. We first rolled into Buchanans Wall, seeing a Lionfish, Nudis, Moray Eels, Bull Ray, Barnie the Loggerhead Turtle and loads of Schooling Fish. Then after a short cruise to Split Solitary our divers jumped into Turtle Cove for some macro diving, seeing a big Sea Snail,…Details
When the dives couldn’t get any better, one of our divemasters also just passed all his PADI Instructor Exeminations and can now call himself a Open water Scuba Diver Instructor. Welcome to Instructor hood, we are very proud! We took out the old girl (Wild Fin) to South Solitary Island for some warm blue water…Details
Divers and Snorkelers explored the Solitary Islands on this mornings charter, with one group of snorkelers lucky enough to see a school of 10 Hammerhead Sharks. Grey Nurse, Black Cod, Turtles and a couple of big Wobbegongs were also some of the highlights. Sheltering from the northerly wind, we moved to Split Solitary Island for…Details
The big Blue didn’t disappoint today, as the slight chop on the surface soon faded away as we descended down Shark Gutters for both dives and finished at Cleaner Station. Visibility faded in and out as we moved between moorings though still warm and blue. Along the way we spotted Grey Nurse Sharks, Wobbys, Nudis, Gropers,…Details
We struck great diving conditions at South Solitary Island today as the visibility had improved and the water temp was a beautiful 22C. There was plenty to see at the northern end of the island, including 8-10 Grey Nurse Sharks at Manta Arch and a little yellow Boxfish. Dive two was around Cleaner Station and…Details
The ocean this morning was beautiful and flat which made the trip out to South Solitary Island easy, We even had some breaching from some playful Humpback Whales on the way out!! After the company of some dolphins riding the bow we got to the northern end of South Solitary Island for our 2 dives.…Details
We all jumped on 2 Wild this morning and made our way out to the lighthouse fingers crossed for clear water, although the visibility was not flash when we arrived, both dives had lots to see including Wobbygongs, Blue lipped Anemones, Lionfish, Blue Groper, Grey Nurse Sharks, some huge Black Cod up near Cleaner Station…Details
Improved conditions made it a speedy trip out to South Solitary Island. The low vis brought our curious Grey Nurse friends nice and close to our divers, also seeing Bull Rays, Black Cods, schooling Tarwhine, Nudis, Flat Worm, Turtles, a Frog Fish and our little Orangutan Crab all rugged up in his winter fur. Both…Details
Split Solitary Island was the flavour of today’s dives. Although the vis was a little basic, it didn’t deter our avid divers from getting amongst the action. Turtle Cove and Mike’s Mooring dive sites were both bustling with Nudibranches, Wobbegongs, Slipper Crays, Lionfish and a single Grey Nurse Shark. Vis – Been better, Temp -19c.…Details
It was a day for the little guys today. Our first point of entry was the Gantry, where our Scientific divers in training surveyed the bottom, seeing many Nudis, Bubble shells, also a lone Grey Nurse Shark, wobbys, Moray Eels and a Turtle. Due to the current at South Solitary, we decided to go to…Details
It was another great couple of dives at South Solitary Island. Still plenty of Grey Nurse Sharks around Cleaner Station and Shark Gutters, also seeing Bull rays, Eagle rays, Moray Eels, Turtles, Nudis, Wobbys, Schooling fish, Cods, Gropers and a rare Orangutan Crab.