Snorkelers and scuba divers filled up both our boats today, as we headed out to the Solitary Island Marine Parks we had Dolphins jumping next to the boat. The snorkelers headed to Split Solitary Island on 2Wild and then out to South Solitary Island to meet the scuba divers who were on WildFin. Plenty was…Details
We were in full force today as both Wild Fin and 2 Wild steamed out to the Lighthouse, loaded with snorkelers and divers. Snorkelers enjoyed the Gantry, while divers explored Buchanans for their first and the Gantry as the second. Plenty of action under the sea, including ‘Barnie’ the Loggerhead Turtle, Black Cods, Groupers, Moray…Details
Yet another merry day under the sea. Warm blue water made the day very special as we get ready for Christmas tomorrow. First entry was Buchanans and the second was a drift from Shark to The Gantry, seeing Grey Nurse Shark, Wobbygongs, Groupers, Turtles, Nudis, Lionfish, and a Moray Eel, a Bubble shell, Bull Rays,…Details
Another great day of diving at South Solitary Island today. The massive Queensland Groper that was spotted yesterday was around again today. Hopefully she will hang around for a while longer. Today’s other highlights included Eagle Rays, Turtles, Black Cod, Painted Crayfish and what seemed like a billion schooling fish on the Boulder Wall. Vis…Details
This morning Wildfin loaded up with divers and steamed out through blue waters to South Solitary for the days’ diving. On arriving at Shark Gutters we were greeted with the sight of something we hadn’t seen from the boat for some time… the bottom!! For Dive One our divers dropped in to Shark Gutters, Yellow…Details
Open Water Students and snorkelers had a blast today out at South Solitary Island, everyone had close encounters with Turtles, Wobbygongs, and little Moray Eels. The visibility today was around 10-12m and there was still plenty to see on both dives. The certified divers made the most of the current and drifted from the top…Details
After a few days off the water due to strong wind, we were all very eager to get back out diving this morning! With our fingers crossed, our prayers were finally answered with warm blue water! Lots to see at Buchanan’s Wall. Yellow Box Fish, a Bullray, Green Turtles, Black Cod and an Abbotts Moray Eel.…Details
With a calmer sea and a smaller group, Wild Fin hooned on out to South Solitary Lighthouse. First entry was Buchanan’s Wall and the second dive was a drift from Shark Gutters to the Gantry. Lots of activity around the dive sites, seeing Turtles, Bull rays, Groupers, Nudibranchs, Blue Angel Fish, Black Cod, Schooling Fish,…Details
With a full boat, Wild Fin bounced on out to South Solitary Island. First stop was Buchanan’s Wall followed by the second dive at Cleaner station. It was a macro dive kind of day, seeing Wobbygongs, Nudibranchs, Schooling fish, Turtles, Crayfish, Anemone Fish, and plenty of Grey Nurse Sharks and some Giant Sponge Crabs. Vis…Details
Today again saw both boats heading out, with Wildfin heading to Split then South Solitary snorkelling, and 2 Wild heading to Split for two dives. First up saw our advanced course drop in on Mike’s Mooring for their navigation dive, several nudibranchs were seen along with a long white line. For the second dive we…Details
Today we had both boats out and about! Wildfin went to Split and then South Solitary Island with the Marine Studies class from Toormina High School and the students from Maclean High School completing their PADI Advanced Open Water Course were aboard 2 Wild! Lots to see on both dives. Turtles, Lionfish, Clownfish, Blue Tangs,…Details
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.