South Solitary Island
Big Fish, Small Fish.
This has All Fish…!!
Cleaner Station is located right on the North eastern point of South Solitary Island. It has a large boulder blocking the entrance to the gutter which is a noted “Cleaner Station”
Cleaning Stations are an area where all species of fish take a break from hunting each other and spend a bit of time, getting a parasite “clean-up” by the resident “Cleaner Wrasse”
Cleaner Station mooring is 12 metres deep at the top of the mooring rock, and is surrounded by similar boulders siting in depths up to 18 metres. This area is known for Large Pelagics including big Kingfish and common sightings of Grey Nurse Sharks in the deeper areas.
Cleaner rock is blocking the entrance of the gutter that leads into Cleaner Cave. This cave is relatively short but offers protection to unusual animals for our area. Oranate ghostpipefish and Angler hand-fish have been sighted here, very unusual for this part of the world!
What you’ll see at Cleaner Station..