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
South Solitary Island lit up underwater today! The water was blue and so was the day. Cleaner Station and Shark Gutter were the first sites to be explored, then followed by a drift around to The Gantry. Grey Nurse Sharks were in abundance at the northern end, Turtles everywhere, Nudibranchs, Blue Grouper, Black Cod, Semicircle…Details
Today we saw the surface conditions settle down to be quite nice at South Solitary Island today. Despite a bit of rain and cloud cover the visibility was great, pushing to 25 metres and would have been 30 metres plus with a bit of Sun! Grey Nurse Sharks were at Manta Arch and Shark Gutters…Details
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