The north-easterly winds took their toll on the visibility today at South Solitary Island. But whilst the visibility was down, the fish-life was abundant. 8 to 10 Grey Nurse Sharks were in the gutters near Manta Arch, whilst 2 very large Spanish Dancers impressed other divers. A gentle current gave the divers a drift from…Details
It was all about the Scuba today at South Solitary Island. While exploring the northern end, we all encountered over a dozen Grey Nurse Sharks, Wobbygongs, Lionfish, Blue Groupers, Black Cod, Swarms of Schooling fish, Orangutan Crab, Moray Eels, Octopus and a Box Fish.
Vis 12-15 Temp 22c
Sheltered from the northerly breeze, Buchanan’s Wall and the Gantry were ideal locations for this mornings dives. Greeted by a large Turtle not too far from the mooring, our divers spotted plenty on this first dive. Black Cod, Eagle Rays and lots of Wobbegongs Sharks were just some of the highlights. Dive two was a…Details
Spectacular conditions for diving today! The calm blue water at South Solitary allowed our divers to venture into the back gutters on the western side of the island. Here we found 15 or more Grey Nurse patrolling the shallows. Amongst the Grey Nurse, we spotted Bull Rays, Turtles, Black Cod, Blue Angel Fish and loads…Details
Today’s conditions were again fantastic for diving at South Solitary Island. The warm, blue, tropical water has set the island alive with warm water species. Amongst the Leopard Shark resting in Shark Gutters, our divers spotted Eagle Rays, Bull Rays, Grey Nurse Sharks and a school of Barracuda!
Vis 20-25m, temp 25c.
We were some lucky divers today at South Solitary Island. Calm, Warm and Blue were just some highlights of today’s diving as our Open Water students and certified divers sighted Blue Groupers, Black Cods, Nudis, Wobbygongs, Abbotts Moray Eels, a Cuttlefish, Anemone fish, colourful Wrasse, masses of Schooling Fish, Eagle Rays, Bull Rays, Grey Nurse…Details
Today’s diving at South Solitary Island was simply magic! If you have ever wanted to dive with Grey Nurse Sharks, Bull Rays, Eagle Rays, Turtles, Giant Black Cod and a trillion schooling fish, then this is the place to be!! Our divers saw all of this on just one dive!
Vis 15m, temp 24c.
What a day! North Solitary was 2 Wilds destination, seeing loads of anemones, Spanish Dancer, Hand Fish, Cowfish, close ups with Turtles, Colourful Nudis, Groupers, Black Cod, Eagle Rays, Crayfish, Eels and loads of Schooling Fish action. Wild fin also had a group of divers and snorkelers at South Solitary Island where we were greeted…Details
A small crew of divers on 2 wild and a strong northerly breeze made for a quick trip out to Split Solitary Island. Turtle Cove and Mikes mooring were the days dive sites, seeing an abundance of marine life including Wobbygongs, Nudibranchs, tones of corals, Moray Eels, Giant Painted Crays, Slipper Crays, Baby faced Porcupine…Details
The blow from the South has pushed in some blue, warm water. Both dives today were at South Solitary Island with the first at Buchanans Wall, our divers had some friendly Clown Fish, Turtles and a huge Eagle Ray at the safety stop. Dive two was a sensational drift from Shark gutters down to The…Details
Wow! What a day of diving! South Solitary Island was buzzing with life. Buchanan’s Wall was the ideal location for today’s first dive. Big schools of Bullseyes, Damsels and Tarwhine were congregating at the shallow end of the wall while some big Wobbegong Sharks were guarding the bottom down deep. The choppy entry into Shark…Details
Underwater at South Solitary Island was the ideal way to escape today’s heat. Buchanan’s Wall was the top spot for today’s first dive. Turtles, Grey Nurse and a single Hammerhead Shark were the highlights on this dive. Round two was a drift from Shark Gutters to the Gantry. About 8 Grey Nurse packed the Shark…Details
Today we had and easy trip out to South Solitary Island and a very relaxing morning soaking up the sun. The divers had the privilege to see about 10 Grey Nurse Sharks packed into Cleaner Station cave, lots of turtles at the gap, Octopus, Nudibranchs, Lionfish and huge schools of Pomfreds. We would like to…Details
From South Solitary to Grouper Island, divers faced some pretty wild conditions on the surface. Nevertheless, our keen divers embraced some great dives under the sea, seeing half a dozen Grey Nurse Sharks, Groupers, Masses of Schooling Fish, Crayfish, Turtle, Black Cod, Nudis, a Giant Cuttlefish and lots of Anemone Fish.
A cheeky northerly made for a surprisingly clear couple of dives at Split Solitary Island. First stop at Turtle Cove, then followed by a second dive at Mikes mooring where we were greeted by a Turtle on the surface. Also lots of Nudis, Wobbys, Moray Eels, Crested Horn Shark, Heaps of Cuttlefish, Anemone Fish, Colourful Corals,…Details
Students and certified divers experienced some close encounters with Grey Nurse Sharks at South Solitary Island. Dives were at the Northern End, seeing many Turtles, Grey Nurse Sharks, Wobbygongs, Nudis, Schooling Fish, Bull Rays, Crayfish, Octopus, Groupers, Black Cod, and an array or Wrasse. Congratulations Tom, Matthew, Liam, and Liam in completing their Open Water…Details
With both boats full of excited divers, we ventured out to South Solitary Island for today’s dives. Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod, Bullrays,our resident Orangutan Crabs, Cuttlefish, Pygmy Leatherjacket, lots of Rays and at least half a dozen Turtles, including “Barney” the Loggerhead.
Vis 8-10m, temp 20c.
When the Clear Blue Warm Water comes our way we usually loose the large number of Grey Nurse sharks, however, today on Mike and Deb’s mystery dive, the Grey Nurses were back at Manta Arch and stacked up on each other! The visibility dropped from 25 mtrs down to 15 mtrs at the Arch, along…Details
We had an amazing morning out at South Solitary Island with an easy 30m visibility and a beautiful 24C on the bottom. 2 Wild made it to South Solitary Island first with a boat full of keen certified divers, Cleaner Station was the first choice followed by a split group at Black Rock and Shark…Details
With the sun out, and both boats loaded, we shot out to South Solitary Island for two morning dives. Dive one was from Shark Gutters to South Boulder where our divers saw both Orangutan crabs in one Anemone, a pair of Eagle Rays, lots of Black Cod some painted Crayfish. Dive two was Manta Arch…Details