After a bumpy ride out to South Solitary Island, we slipped in at Buchanan’s Wall for our first dive of the day. Descending down the mooring, our divers spotted “Barney” the Loggerhead Turtle swimming with another Loggerhead, maybe she has found true love. Searching for calmer seas, we decided to head to Groper Island for…Details
A select group of Soldiers from the Australian Army’s 8/9th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment took the week off from their normal duties to complete the PADI Open Water Diver Course. Today was their final day of training which included 2 dives at Muttonbird Island. Though the visibility was a little basic a lot of…Details
Hiding from the northerly breeze, Split Solitary Island was our pick for today’s dives. Our divers spotted a Grey Nurse Shark which was a pleasant surprise as these guys are not commonly seen at this Island. Today’s other highlights included a sleepy Green Turtle, Lionfish, Crested Horn Shark, some big Wobbegongs and a variety of…Details
Today “Wildfin” cruised out to Southwest Solitary Island for our trip. both dives were at Coral Gardens mooring. For the first dive, the open water course dived the gutters in the shallows and advanced course did their navigation dive further to the west. over the course of the dive over 11 grey nurse were seen,…Details
With “Wildfin” loaded with Australian Army Troops, we shot out to South Solitary Island for this mornings dives. Buchanan’s Wall was our first choice as there was a slight current up the top end. We saw lots of Basslets, a few Wobbygongs and plenty of Nudibranchs. Dive two had us take advantage of the top…Details
Lots of amazing life seen today at South Solitary Island. Dive one was an easy drift from Shark Gutters down to South Boulder with lots of Grey Nurse Sharks in the gutters and some big Kingfish hanging around mid water. There was a cool murky layer near the bottom so everyone was sticking a little higher…Details
Woo Hoo! What a day of diving! Sheltered from the freshening northerly, Buchanan’s Wall at South Solitary Island was our first port of call. Lionfish, Black Cod, schooling Kingfish, and a large Green Turtle were all seen by our divers. Dive number two was spent exploring the wreckage of the Gantry. Moray Eels, Octopus, a…Details
After a few days out of the water due to poor weather, we were all super excited to get back in for a dive at South Solitary Island today! The northern end of the island was buzzing with life! Grey Nurse Sharks, schooling Cow Nose Rays, Whaler Sharks, Lionfish, Black Cod and Barney the Loggerhead Turtle…Details
After a quick trip to the light on board “Wildfin”, our divers slipped in at Manta Arch and the Cleaner Station for their first dive of the day. Although the vis was a little basic, our divers had fantastic dives. Lots of Grey Nurse, Black Cod, Nudibranches and Lionfish were just some of the highlights.…Details
Dive 1 had Grey Nurse Sharks in the shallows of Shark Gutters along with Cleaner Station and Boulder Wall. Meanwhile out wider a glimpse of a couple Hammerheads and the squadron of Cow Rays also appeared for a short time. Visibility was about 15 meters in the shallows. Dive 2 was the usual abundant fishlife of…Details
Another great day of diving at South Solitary Island today. Whilst Buchanan’s Wall was a haven for Eagle Rays and Turtles, the northern end of the island was buzzing with schooling Kingfish, BIG Black Cod and at least 20 Grey Nurse Sharks!
Vis 10-12m at Buchanan’s, 8m at the top end. Temp 20c
The ocean this morning looked beautiful and flat!! We had the pleasure of taking some of the BDC kids snorkeling at Mutton Bird Island although the water was a little cooler than expected once in the water everyone had a blast!! Lots of fish, Nudibranchs, Turban Snails, Sea Urchins and so many beautiful colours on…Details
South Solitary Island showed it’s true beauty today! The northern end of the island was buzzing with life. Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod, Green Turtles, Lionfish, and schooling Tarwhine were just some of the highlights on dive one! Dive two was a leisurely drift from Shark Gutters to the Gantry. More Grey Nurse, Bullrays, two…Details
The sun was out and the wind had dropped right off, this made an easy trip out to South Solitary Island on our boat Wild Fin. Dive one was at Cleaner Station and dive two was a Drift from Shark Gutters down to South Boulder. Both dives had lots to see including Grey Nurse Sharks,…Details
Although the Northerly winds made it a little choppy on the surface everyone had a really good time underwater. Dive one was at Manta Arch/Cleaner Station, we saw lots of Grey Nurse Sharks at both locations, the visibility wasn’t amazing but this just made the encounters even more exciting with the sharks!! A drift from…Details
There is no better way to spend a Saturday then underwater at South Solitary Island! Sheltered from the southerly breeze, today’s dives were held at the northern end of the island. Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod, a HUGE Lionfish, schooling Tarwhine and a cute yellow Box Fish were just some of today’s highlights. Vis 10-15m,…Details
We would like to congratulate our local Divemaster Bryce Moody on recently becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor!!! Bryce travelled down to Sydney and done the Instructor Development Course which fine tunes and develops your skills to teach scuba diving. He then done a three day exam which included Written exams, Knowledge Development presentations, Confined Water…Details
Yet another amazing day of diving at South Solitary Island! Among all of the usual creatures including Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod, Octopus and Kingfish, our divers also spotted a Hammerhead Shark and a Dusky Whaler!
Congratulations to Bryce on passing his instructor exams in Sydney today. Well done Mate!
Vis 15m, temp 21c
Amazing school of Cow Rays along with Grey Nurse and Dusky Whalers were on the list of sights today at Manta Arch on Dive 1 and then again on Boulder Wall on Dive 2 . Along with all the normal attractions of turtles, schools of Tarwhine and huge Bull Rays, The divers could not stop…Details
South Solitary Island treated us with beautiful sunshine and good visibility, the surface was a little choppy which made everyone keen to get off the boat!! Manta Arch had about 15 Grey Nurse Sharks and some of them were getting very close. Dive two was a drift from Shark Gutters around the corner to The…Details