Despite a fresh south west breeze making surface conditions a little bumpy, the conditions underwater were spectacular today! Lots of black Cod, schools of Tarwhine and Sweep, Turtles, Nudibranches and our beloved Juvenile Clown Triggerfish. This photo was taken today by Stephen Vaughan who was completing the Digital Underwater Photography Dive of his Advanced Open Water…Details
Under water at South Solitary Island was the place to be today. The water was blue and a balmy 21c. Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod, Octopus, Turtles, schooling Tarwhine, Sweetlip, Moray Eels and plenty of Nudibranches were just some of the highlights!
Because of the strong southerly winds yesterday we were slightly unsure what the visibility was going to be like today as we headed out to South Solitary Island. We arrived at the island and it was beautiful, blue and reasonably calm, our divers saw plenty on both dives today including Grey Nurse sharks, Cow nose…Details
After yesterdays cool southerly breeze, South Solitary Island was blue and warm. Cleaner station, Shark Gutters and South Boulder Wall were the days dive sites, seeing Grey Nurse Sharks, our resident juvenile Clown Trigger Fish, Blue Groupers, Black Cod, Bull Rays, Lionfish, Nudibranchs, Barnie the Loggerhead Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, Green Sea Turtle, Moray Abbotts Eel,…Details
It was yet another great day at the lighthouse. Buchanans Wall was the first stop, then followed by a drift from Shark Gutters to the Gantry, seeing over half a dozen Turtles, Slipper Crays, Moray Eels, Nudibranchs, Bullrays, Grey Nurse Sharks, Wobbygongs and schooling fish everywhere.
Visibility varying from 5-20m Temperature 20c
Water conditions were just perfect today at South Solitary. Cleaner Station was the first stop, then followed by a casual drift from Shark to the Gantry, seeing Grey Nurse Sharks, Bull Rays, Eagle Rays, Clown Trigger Fish, Green Sea Turtles, Hawksbill Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, Crayfish, Spanish Dancers, Black Cod, Blue Groupers, masses of schooling fish and…Details
We would like to congratulate Lindsay, Sharnee, Brad and Alex who all completed the PADI Freediver and PADI Advanced Freediver courses today!! Everyone completed an intense four day course instructed by Adam Stern who is Australia’s 5 x National Freediving record holder and the PADI Freeding ambassador for Asia/Pacific, everyone achived some awesome results including…Details
The NE wind and chop made for a slow trip out to South Solitary Island this morning. We sheltered at Archie’s cave for dive one where we spotted a few Grey Nurse Sharks, Gropers, Kingfish and Green Sea Turtles. The wind had dropped off by dive two which allowed for a pleasant drift from Shark Gutters to…Details
While the conditions on the surface were quite choppy, underwater was ideal for diving today! Manta Arch was up first. Grey Nurse Sharks, Bull Rays, Black Cod, schooling Tarwhine and a huge Wobbegong were just some of the highlights on this dive. Dive two was spent enjoying the Cleaner Station area. More Grey Nurse, Turtles,…Details
Sheltered from today’s northerly breeze, we jumped in at Buchanan’s Wall for the first dive of the day. Lots to see including Turtles, Octopus, Lionfish, Moray Eels and two large Hammerhead Sharks Cruising about in the shallows!!! Making the most of the current, we started our second dive at Shark Gutters and let the current…Details
It was another amazing day diving South Solitary Island. We were welcomed with 21 degrees water temperature, 30m visibility and rather calm surface conditions on the northern end of the island. Everyone on board thoroughly enjoyed both dives and saw plenty of amazing things including Grey Nurse Sharks, Bullrays, Slipper Lobsters crawling the bottom, Lionfish,…Details
With the current still moving around South Solitary Island, divers were shocked with 21 degrees and blue water! Fish were in the masses around Manta Arch, Cleaner and Shark Gutters, seeing over a dozen Grey Nurse Sharks, Barnie the Loggerhead Turtle, Lionfish, Bullrays, Eaglerays, Black Cod, Blue Groupers, nudibranchs and loads of schooling fish. Congratulations Phoebe…Details
South Solitary Island was inundated with clear blue water today, pushed in by a super strong current!
Lots to see around the Island. Black Cod, Eagle Rays, Turtles, Moray Eels and Lionfish were just some of today’s highlights!
Vis 20m, temp 20c
Congratulations to David on completing his PADI Open Water Course today!
Water conditions at South Solitary Island had unfortunately deteriorated overnight. We opted to dive at Split Solitary Island where the water clarity was quite nice! Lots of Nudibranches, Moray Eels, Lionfish, Juvenile Blue Angel Fish and an Eastern Blue Devil Fish were just some of the highlights! Vis 10-15m, temp 19c. Congratulations to Max and…Details
South Solitary Island had all the cool fish today. Open Water students on their very first dive were greeted with a Hammer Head Shark at Buchanans Wall, and then again on their second dive at Cleaner Station. Grey Nurse Sharks were also cruising around the gutters, along with Eagle Rays, Bullrays, all kinds of sea…Details
The Morning Dive trip was amongst the misty rain, but not enough to put off the keen divers. The rain cleared and the Underwater action proved to be fantastic! Visibility was again, well above average and the sea was nice. Diving Buchanan’s wall and the a drift dive From Shark Gutters to the Gantry gave…Details
We had some very happy customers on 2 Wild today after an awesome morning diving at South Solitary Island. The visibility had improved to 25m – 30m!! Grey Nurse Sharks were in all the gutters while a couple Eagle Rays were making the most of the current out deeper, our divers saw lots of Kingfish,…Details
Despite the much needed rain, divers made the most of their day and were treated with warm blue water out at South Solitary Island. Plenty of Grey Nurse Sharks were swimming in and out of the gutters, also Barnie the Loggerhead Turtle, Green and Hawkesbill sea turtles, Nudibranchs, Wobbygongs, a Octapus, Bullray, Bubbleshell, Groupers, our…Details
A great day for boating today, as the Dive trip cruised out, the Whale Swimmers were in the water hoping some Humpbacks would swim their way. All on some very flat calm seas. Visibility was a bit disappointing for both trips as a whale rose near the snorkelers and was not seen underwater, the scuba…Details
South Solitary Island was a pleasant surprise for our divers today. Conditions had improved since our last visit, as divers encountered over half a dozen Grey Nurse Sharks, Spanish Dancers, Baby Cuttlefish, Blue angelfish, Blue Groupers, Nudibranchs, Black Cod, Juvenile Clown Trigger Fish, Moray Eel and plenty of schooling fish. Manta Arch, Cleaner Station, Shark…Details