We were able to sneak a couple of dives in this morning before the northerly wind picked up. Conditions at South Solitary were still peasant on the surface, though the visibility had declined over night. Divers and snorkelers still saw loads of life underwater including Grey Nurse Sharks, Turtles, huge Bull Rays, Blue Grouper, Black…Details
Conditions continue to amaze both divers and snorkelers. Advanced divers first jumped in at Manta Arch for a deep specialty, while other certified and students dived Buchanans Wall and The Gantry. Second dive used the current to drift from Shark Gutters to The Gantry. On both dives we saw an array of marine life including…Details
Today’s dives were beautiful!! We had a steady northerly wind from when we got to the island until we left and this made for choppy conditions. On the bottom at Buchanan’s Wall we had a few turtles, Bluetangs, Blue Gropers and Nudibranchs along the wall. Dive two was a drift from the top end down…Details
Today was another great day to be underwater! The visibility was still nice despite the strong northerly winds. Loads to see including Eagle Rays, Turtles, Black Cod, Octopus, Trevally and Tarwhine. Congratulations to Nicole, Fredrik, Kay and Max on completing their Discover Scuba Session with us! This is Kay about to Start her dive with…Details
Yet again we had another magic day at South Solitary Island with beautiful warm, blue water. It was a little bumpy on the surface today as we had a steady NW wind but underwater on both dives was amazing. Dive one we dropped in at Buchanan’s Wall to find Turtles, Blue Lipped Anemones, Lionfish, Wobbygongs…Details
Conditions again were just magic! Students and snorkelers enjoyed the warm blue water currently at South Solitary Island, seeing an array of marine life including Turtles, Grey Nurse Sharks, Crested Horn Sharks, a glimpse of a Hammer Head Shark, Wobbegongs, Bull Rays, Eagle Rays, Semi-circle Angle-fish, Shovel-nose Ray/Shark, Black Cod, Blue Groupers, Nudibranchs, and schooling…Details
We had perfect conditions out at the lighthouse. Grey Nurse Sharks and a glimpse of a Hammer Head were sighted at Manta Arch for the first dive. The second dive used the current to drift from Shark Gutters to South Boulder. Highlights were Eagle Rays, Turtles, Shovel-nose Ray/shark, Black Cod, Blue Groupers, Moray Eels, Nudibranchs,…Details
We had an Advanced Deep dive happening at Manta Arch on dive one while the Open Water Course went to Cleaner Station for some shallower depths. While there were plenty of Grey Nurse Sharks around, the top end of the island had a lot to show including Lionfish, Nudibranchs, Clown Triggerfish, Bullrays, Green Sea Turtles,…Details
Today’s dives were filled with marine life, seeing over a dozen Grey Nurse Sharks in Manta Arch! The second dive used the current to drift from Cleaner Station to South Boulder Wall, also seeing more Grey Nurse Sharks, Loggerhead Turtles, Green Sea Turtles, Wobbegongs, Juvenile Clown Trigger Fish, Lionfish, Black Cod, Blue Grouper, Nudibranchs and…Details
Today’s sea conditions had settled nicely after yesterdays big swell, allowing us to get back out diving at South Solitary Island this morning. Buchanan’s Wall was the hang out for all of the local Turtles. We even had a large Loggerhead swim around the boat during the surface interval. Dive two was spent exploring the…Details
Excited by the fact that Summer has started, we made our way to South Solitary Island for two great dives today. Buchanan’s Wall was busy with all of the usual suspects including Green Turtles, Wobbegong Sharks, Black Cod, Lion Fish and a Crested Horn Shark. Taking advantage of the current, we started our 2nd dive…Details
It was a lovely sunny day at South Solitary. We started at Manta Arch where our divers encountered over a dozen Grey Nurse Sharks in the back gutter. We also saw a very sick Grey Nurse with its dorsal all sliced up, and we suspect its from foul play. The second dive was again a…Details
South Solitary Island was just amazing today! Manta Arch and Cleaner station were the first dives sites, then followed by a drift from Cleaner Station to the Gantry. Over a dozen Grey Nurse Sharks were seen closely tucked in the back gutter, Turtles, Spanish Dancers, Cuttlefish, Nudibranchs everywhere, Bullrays, Blue Groupers, Black Cod, Lionfish, Moray…Details
Ideal conditions for diving South Solitary Island this morning! Our divers explored the northern end of the island spotting Grey Nurse Sharks, Turtles, Black Cod, Lionfish, lots of Nudibranches, schooling Tarwhine, and our resident Clown Triggerfish!
Vis 10-12m, temp 20c.
South West Solitary Island was the ideal site for this mornings snorkel and dive. The Snorkelers were inundated with schooling Sweep, Tarwhine and Mado while the divers hung out with Wobbegongs, Blue grouper and a Grey Nurse Shark!
Vis 10-15m, temp 20c.
We were lucky to get today’s dives in before the wind and swell picked up. Upon arrival, South Solitary Island held the nice blue water for our first dive at The Gantry seeing so many Turtles, including a Green, Hawksbill and Loggerhead. For the second dive we took advantage of the current and drifted from…Details
Once we punched through the NE chop to get to South Solitary Island Buchanan’s Wall was the first choice, our divers saw a very sleepy Green Sea turtle, Blue Gropers, Nudibranchs and Blue Tangs. Dive two was a drift around to The Gantry, everyone loved this dive and raved about the marine life on Boulder…Details
Buchanan’s Wall was the first choice today for diving and it did not disappoint!! Our divers found lots of Wobbygongs, Nudibranchs, a Turtle eating a huge Jellyfish and a rare Blueringed Octopus. Dive two was a awesome drift dive as the current was raging around from Shark Gutters to The Gantry, lots to see including…Details
Another great day on the water at South Solitary Island with Dive 1 at Manta Arch area, where we found over 15 Grey Nurse Sharks sheltered in the gutter. All the divers had a great dive with the sharks cruising close by two at a time! Dive two saw the two small groups drifting from…Details
A couple of great dives at South Solitary Island today with the divers getting a good look at heaps of Grey Nurse sharks around the shallows of Manta Arch area. Also on that dive we saw a Nudibranch which we have not seen in this area before (Photo by Deb shown here), right where we…Details