We had two boats full of keen snorkellers and scuba divers from the National Marine Science Centre, heading to South Solitary Island and then Split Solitary Island. There ware plenty of turtles around, schools of Pomfreds, Tarwhine, Eagle Rays, Black Cod, Groupers and a lonesome female Grey Nurse shark that both the scuba divers and snorkellers…Details
It was all about science today! South Solitary Underwater Research Group (SURG) and a few certified divers filled Wild Fin, ready to survey coral at South Solitary Island and Split Solitary Island. With Glassy conditions, divers first jumped in at Shark Gutters, then ending the dive at South Boulder, seeing an abundance of Schooling Fish,…Details
It was a pretty ordinary trip out to South Solitary Island today. Despite the sloppy conditions, the water was Blue! Buchanans Wall had an abundance of life, including a Grey Nurse, Banded Coral Shrimp, Mosaic Moray Eel, Moray Eels, Shovel-nose Ray/shark, Groupers, Wobbygongs, Lionfish, and a Green Sea Turtle. The second dive was at South…Details
South Solitary Island Marine Park had really turned it on for our divers today with blue, clear 25m visibility water and a large variety of marine life. Dive one had the certified and Advanced Open Water divers in at Manta Arch while the new divers jumped in at Cleaner Station. Dive two was a casual…Details
Today would have been the best days diving we have had in a long time with flat calm seas, 25-30m Visibility and a large variety of marine species. There were about 6-8 Grey Nurse Sharks around at Manta Arch along with Barney having a nap Dive two was a drift from Cleaner Station around to…Details
30m visibility was a nice welcome when we arrived at South Solitary Island this morning. Dives one and two were both up the northern end of the island which was sheltered from the southerly winds, our divers got up close with lots of turtles on Boulder Wall, schools of fish near Shark gutters and some…Details
It was a perfect end to April. After the recent strong southerly, the day opened up to our surprise. Both dives were at the northern end of South Solitary Island, first being Manta Arch where over a dozen Grey Nurse Sharks were sighted. The following was at Cleaner Station, spotting our resident Juvenile Clown Trigger…Details
Again we had great conditions for diving at South Solitary Island today. Manta Arch was full of Grey Nurse, plus two huge Eagle Rays! The Boulder Wall was today’s highlight. Schools of Tarwhine, Goatfish, Bullseyes and Pomfrets by the thousands. Turtles, Black Cod and loads of Wobbegongs hanging out here too!
Vis 15-20m, temp 23c.
South Solitary Island turned it up another notch today with two amazing dives! Our Divers jumped in at Manta Arch for the first dive of the day where they were lucky enough to get up close and personel with a handful of Grey Nurse Sharks. Two monster Wobbygongs were also spotted sitting on the ledge…Details
Wildfin and 2 Wild set out for South Solitary Island this morning, filled with students and certified divers. The highlights from today’s dive included Grey Nurse sharks aplenty at Manta Arch. Divers on both boats could not stop talking about the amount of fish life on Boulder Wall, schools of Barracuda, Sweetlip and Kingfish ruled…Details
Once again, the diving at South Solitary Island was nothing short of impressive. The Grey Nurse Sharks at Manta Arch seem to be multiplying as our divers counted nine on their first dive. Dive two was spent exploring the Boulder Wall which seems to be hot property at the moment. The fish life here is simply…Details
Our divers were all smiles after two very awesome dives at the lighthouse today! Grey Nurse Sharks, Eagles Ray, Black Cod, Turtles, Barracuda, plus schooling fish everywhere!
Vis 10m, temp 23c.
It was yet another great day at South Solitary Island! Certified divers were dropped in live at Manta Arch seeing a dozen Grey Nurse Sharks, then swam around to Cleaner station where our CHEC and Jetty High School kids were completing their last few dives as part of their PADI Open Water Course. Still loads…Details
With a drop in swell, conditions were right for the Norther end of South Solitary Island. South Boulder Wall was the highlight today! We have never see that much marine life before! Visibility had improved, seeing over a dozen Grey Nurse Sharks, a Leopard Shark cruising, Orangutan Crab, Turtles, Eagle Rays, Giant Black Cods, swarms of Schooling…Details
It was a perfect sunny day to end our Easter long weekend at South Solitary Island. With the current swell rolling around the Island, there were plenty of fish out and about feeding. First dive was at Buchanans Wall seeing a dozen wobbygongs swimming around, Moray Eels, Turtles, Trumpetfish, Painted Crayfish, Groupers, Black Cod, Blue Spotted…Details
Today’s conditions were a little bouncy on the surface, but once submerged we were surprised with the amount of fish life at Buchanans Wall. The Second was a lovely Drift from Cleaner station to South Boulder, while our second boat, 2 Wild, dived Grouper Island. Highlights today include a Leopard Shark, an abundance of schooling fish,…Details
With boat boats loaded with excited divers, we shot out to South Solitary Island for two amazing dives. Manta Arch and the Cleaner Station were the sites for dive one. Grey Nurse and Leopard Sharks were spotted on this dive along with some huge Black Cod and Schooling Barracuda. Dive two was spent enjoying the…Details
The Easter long weekend is here! And it was a great day of diving at South Solitary Island. Grey Nurse Sharks and two Emperor Angle Fish were just some of today’s highlights. Also, another Orangutan Crab, Black Cods, swimming Wobbygongs, Bullrays, and clouds of Schooling Fish. Happy Easter from all the crew here at Jetty…Details
It was a pleasant surprise to find underwater conditions so nice at South Solitary Island today. Our first dive was at Manta Arch with abundant fishlife along with 3 Grey Nurse Sharks under the Arch. Cruising through to Cleaner Station to meet the boat to finish the dive, we encountered more large schools of Sweep…Details
Man it’s good to be back in the water! Conditions were surprisingly good, as our divers enjoyed exploring Shark Gutters, Cleaner Station and also South Boulder. Highlights included a school of curious Batfish, Eagle Rays, Crayfish, Masses of Schooling Fish, Black Cod, a Giant Cuttlefish, Spanish Dancer, Turtles, Groupers and our resident Orangutan Crab. Congratulation…Details