11th January 2016 – Our Divers Rescue Loggerhead Turtle!!

Arriving at Buchanan’s Wall today we discovered our resident Loggerhead Turtle “Barney” with her head tangled in the mooring line and in a very distressed and fatigued state. Jetty Dive Instructors, Nathan and Lindsay, jumped in to help. After untangling the mooring line something else appeared to be the blame. Several strands of heavy braided…

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6th January 2016 – 30m Visibility at South Solitary Island

The conditions underwater today were beautiful. The northern end of South Solitary was buzzing with life. Our divers spotted Black Cod, Stingrays, Blue Gropers, Turtles and lots of schooling fish around Cleaner Station mooring. One of our groups ventured down to south Boulder where they experienced even clearer water. We have an ugly southerly coming tonight…

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31st December 2015 – Black Cod out for end of year dive

Well that’s it, diving at South Solitary Island for 2015 is over, but not without disappointment. Unfortunately, due to the strong southerly winds the last four days of diving were cancelled. Itching to get back in the water, we shot out to South Solitary Island for two dives this morning. Our divers spotted lots today, including Turtles, Lionfish,…

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26th December 2015 – Boxing Day Diving. 30m Vis & Hammerhead Sharks!

30m visibility, 23 degree water temp and zero current made for perfect diving conditions at South Solitary Island this morning! Among the usually suspects, including Grey Nurse, Black Cod, Lionfish, Bullrays, Turtles and a million other things, we spotted more Hammerheads Sharks! Cruising over the top of our divers, a school of 30 plus Hammerheads…

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19th December 2015 – Clear Water @ South Solitary Island

Great conditions for diving South Solitary Island today. Our divers spent dive one exploring the northern end of the island. Despite not seeing any Hammerheads, our divers spotted Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod, Bullrays, Cuttlefish, a Slipper Lobster, lots of turtles and a very excited Sandbar Shark! Taking advantage of the current, we slipped in…

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17th December 2015 – First time divers swim with 20+ HAMMERHEAD SHARKS

Words cannot explain how good the diving was at South Solitary Island today. Since yesterday, the visibility has improved to a magical 30 meters and temperature up to 23c. Apart from all of the close encounters with the Grey Nurse, Bull Rays, giant Black Cod and schooling Kingfish, our divers spotted a school of HAMMERHEADS!!…

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