Manta Arch… a classy Grey Nurse Shark dive…
This is South Solitary Island’s Grey Nurse Shark home.
Hang on for a great adventure!
Manta Arch has become over the years the iconic dive of South Solitary Island.
The Grey Nurse Sharks are a protected species, that is great to dive with it’s slow movements, and curious nature. When diving with them, we need to approach them carefully, so as not to scare them!
Manta Arch boasts in the Winter, “Grey Nurse Shark season”, the home of up to 60 Sharks. All this is an area as big as our shop!! As time has gone on, we have found that the grey Nurse sharks are staying in the area all year round. This summer we have had dives and counted over 40 different sharks in one dive!!
Manta Arch divesite features a deep archway over a narrow gutter, and is where the local Grey Nurse Sharks hang out! It appears this overhang and the depth of the gutters that surround the area, are magnets for these magnificent animals. Manta Arch is rated as a advanced divesite because of the depth, however if you know where you are going, you can do a 12 metre dive there too!