04 January 2015 – Grey Nurse party at Shark gutters

5 years ago

Grey Nurse at South Solitary Island 4 Jan 15 by Jetty Dive
This morning was a little lumpy but we punched out to the Lighthouse for 2 dives. The first dive of the day was at Buchanans Wall; Black Cod, Banded Coral Shrimp, Lion fish and a Decorator Crab were just some of the highlights. Second dive was from Shark Gutters to The Gantry… via cleaner station and Boulder Wall; 14+ Grey Nurse were observed at the northern end of the island, in and around the gutters; along with a plethora of different nudibranchs, a Hawksbill turtle was seen demolishing a jellyfish was seen on the drift near the Gap and an as yet unidentified Moray was seen in the swim through.

Photo today is of a Grey Nurse in the Shark Gutters swim through by one of our instructors; Nathan.

NE breeze 8Knts, 1.2m Swell

Temp 21-23C
Vis 10-12m