Grey Nurse Sharks, Turtles and Bullrays all welcomed our new PADI Open Water Divers into the world today as they all become certified!!! Dive one was at Buchanan’s Wall and Dive two was a drift through the gap in the island around to The Gantry, both dives had plenty to see including Blue Groupers everywhere,…Details
Today was almost perfect conditions on top of the water and very good underwater at South Solitary Island. Whilst our Open Water Diver students were on one side of the island enjoying flat conditions, at Manta Arch the certified divers enjoyed a great dive with heaps of Grey Nurse Sharks. It was obvious they were…Details
The surface was still a little choppy but the visibility had improved a lot at South Solitary Island, everyone decided to do Manta Arch for dive one and some of the divers went through the Gap to The Gantry. Underwater on both dives the water was a little milky but still good enough for everyone…Details
With being told that the blue water is nearly here and the unexpected visibility up the northern end of South Solitary Island the Gantry was the prime spot with 8-10m visibility and plenty to see including turtles, Eagle Rays, Fusilers, Blue Tangs, and couple of Bluelipped Anenomes near 5m rock Fingers crosses for clear water…Details
Conditions both on the surface and underwater improved today out at the “Light”. As the day went on a slight current picked up and so did the visibility. The water had a nice blue to it, but still a little milky at the start. Still ony a brief sighting of 1 Grey Nurse Shark, but…Details
After a few days of rough seas and strong winds, we were out at South Solitary Island again yesterday and today. With the swell dropping today, conditions were suitable for diving but not fantastic. Visibility picked up to around 10 to 15 metres today in patches, however it dropped slightly during the morning with the…Details
Visibility was still a little low today along with the temp but the marine life under water was in abundance. With both boats out we had all the students on Wildfin and certified divers on 2 wild, the northern end was the calmest although there was no wind what so ever. All the divers had…Details
The Ocean today was beautiful and flat which made surface conditions awesome!! although the water was a little dirty and cold South Solitary Island still had a lot to offer including Bull Rays, spotted Sting Rays, Shovel Nose Rays and an absolute monster on a Grey Sting Ray which would of measured an easy 6…Details
Again today a Manta Ray was spotted at South Solitary Island this morning! Cruising the shallows around Shark Gutters, some of our divers were lucky enough to spot this gentle giant. Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod, Turtles and Bullrays were just some of the highlights.
Vis 10-12m, temp varying from 19-22c.
We had a slightly bouncy trip out to South Solitary Island today but found shelter at Buchanan’s Wall for dive one, after some morning tea dive two was a drift from the top end down to The Gantry. Our divers saw lots including Turtles, Bullrays, Blue Tangs, Banded Shrimp, Wobbegongs, Hammerheads in the gloom and…Details
February and March are months of the year when we are more likely to see Manta Rays at South Solitary Island. Arriving a little early, we were pleasantly surprised to see our first Manta of the year cruising the shallows of the Gantry. Other highlights on today’s dives included Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod, Turtles…Details
Today’s dives at South Solitary Island were amazing!!! With both boats full and ready to go we arrived to a welcoming 22C and 20-30m visibility. All the divers today seen lots including Turtles, Porcelain Crabs, Painted Crayfish, Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod and a few of our divers were lucky enough to see 20 Scalloped…Details
Today’s spectacular sea conditions allowed us to dive at North Solitary, North West Solitary and South Solitary Islands. Some our divers were lucky enough to spot Hammerhead Sharks at both North and South Solitary Islands while a Manta Ray was the highlight at North West Solitary. Visibility was a glorious 20-25m and water temp between…Details
We had Wildfin and 2Wild completely packed today with Students and certified divers, once at South Solitary Island the northern end was the suitable site due to a steady southerly winds blowing. Dive one our divers saw lots of schooling fish, Bullrays, Blue Spotted rays, Grey Nurse Sharks, a large Kidako Moray Eel and some…Details
For the first dives of 2017 2018 we loaded up both boats and headed out to South Solitary. After a pleasant ride out, our divers dropped in at south boulder for the first dive. the divers from Wildfin saw Grey Nurse Sharks, a large Shovelnose Ray, a Jawfish, Balling Catfish, Turtles and a Sandbar Shark.…Details
The last day’s diving of 2017 was brilliant!! Dive one all divers slipped into Shark Gutters and descended onto a number of Grey Nurse Sharks, our divers went on to see Black Cod, Batfish, Lionfish, Boxfish, nudibranchs and an Orangutan Crab. After a brief morning tea/surface interval our divers dropped in at Shark Gutters for…Details
This morning both boats loaded up with divers and set out for South Solitary. Conditions were forecast to be windy, but we were right not to trust the Forecast, conditions were quite OK! “2 Wild” stopped off at Buchanan’s Wall/Cable trail for dive one, while “Wildfin” steamed up to the Gantry. Turtles, Wobbegongs, a juvenile…Details
Once again South Solitary Island provided us with some great conditions today! All of the action was spotted at the northern end of the island. Grey Nurse Sharks, Bull Rays, Black Cod, Turtles, Nudibranchs, bat fish and lots of schooling Tarwhine!
Vis a beautiful 20-25m, temp 22-23C
Great conditions continue at the lighthouse today. Divers swam with and around Hammer Head Sharks, Grey Nurse Sharks, all kinds of Turtles, Blue Groupers, Black Cod, Moray Eels, Bull Rays, Wobbegongs, Nudibranchs, Octopus, loads of Schooling fish and many more creatures of the sea. Congratulations Kylie, Cameron, Rod and Chris in completing the PADI Open…Details
Divers left the rain on the main land and found the sun out at South Solitary Island. The visibility was amazing! Divers encountered plenty of Turtles, Grey Nurse Sharks, Blue Groupers, Black Cod, Moray Eels, Lionfish, Bull Rays, Wobbegongs and masses of schooling fish.
Visibility 20-25m Temperature 21-23c