11th January 2021 – Magic Monday
2 Wild and Wildfin flew out this morning to Split Solitary and South Solitary for some diving action!
Split Solitary Island was the location for divers on 2 Wild, for the students who were completing their PADI Open Water Course. During our two dives, we saw loads of Wobbegong Sharks, Blue Spotted Stingrays, a Green Sea Turtle, Blue Groupers, Nudibranchs, as well as large schools of Surgeonfish and Stripeys throughout the dives.
Wildfin cruised abit further out to South Solitary Island, where we had certified divers enjoying nice warm blue water. Dive 1 divers our certified divers rolled in at Manta Arch for a swim to Cleaner Station; Several Grey Nurse sharks were seen in the arch, along with Nudibranchs, juvenile Yellow Box Fish, Mimic File Fish and a pair of Chinamans Hat’s (Tylodina corticalis). Dive 2 our divers descended on Cleaner Station mooring for a one way swim to South Boulder. Along the way Big Black Cod, Spanish Dancers, Nudibranchs, a very bright orange juvenile Abbotts Moray and a very large Painted Angler (as pictured in today’s dive report) were seen along the way!
Congratulations to Neil & Emi on completing their PADI Open Water Course and to Hailey on completing her Advanced Open Water Course.
Water Temperature: 23°