On most days this divesite has more fish than you can imagine…

Boulder Wall is located on the North Western corner of South Solitary Island. It has a very easily navigatable feature, the wall itself!

Boulder Wall has a platform type top which is between 8 and 12 metres deep spanning out from South Solitary Island. This area is littered with larger rocks and a haven for our residential fish.

We have two moorings on the wall; North Boulder, on the northern end and South Boulder on, you guessed it, the southern end!

Both moorings are on the edge of the wall, which is really obvious with its boulders cascading from a depth of 10-12 metres down to 18 metres.

The size of the boulders allow for untold nooks and crannies, that the local fish life use to hide. You never know what you might see along here

Predator pelagics often patrol along the wall, especially when a current it present.
What you’ll see at Boulder Wall..

What you’ll see at Boulder Wall..

What you see on most dives!
What you might see, if you’re lucky!

Hazards or Dangers

Currents: Depending on the season, Cleaner Station Mooring can be exposed to quite strong currents, this can make it difficult to start and finish the dive in the same location. (the Cleaner Station gutter itself is usually calm) The current usually heads from north to south around the island, and can be too strong to swim against. Cleaner Station on a small current day, is a good mooring to start a drift dive for a long duration. Beware! The current at this point can swing divers around the Eastern side of South Solitary, not the side to drift dive, usually!

Be careful if you are diving from a boat without a surface watch! We do not recommend this in this area with that current!

We usually operate our charter Dive Trips to utilize the currents, not fight them, We start at Shark Gutters or Cleaner Station and drift along the Boulder wall, finishing usually near the Gantry Mooring. This Drift Dive is a favourite of all who join us!