12 January 2021 – Great weather at South Solitary Island
With surface conditions easing both boats headed out to South Solitary for diving and snorkelling.
“Wildfin” was loaded with PADI Open Water Dive Course students and “2 Wild” had the certified divers, and dived on opposite sides of the island. Manta Arch was the site for the certified divers where they mixed it with a few Grey Nurse sharks. Visibility on this side of the island was 5 mtrs better than the other side on the surface. Down below 10 mtrs, The Gantry’s visibilty opened out to be a little bit better than 10 mtrs. and almost matched the 10-15 mtrs at Manta Arch.
Dive 2 had both boats check out the northern side of the island, getting glimpses of Grey Nurse sharks, wobbygongs and turtles amongst the masses of fish schooling the area. Congratulations to Zoe for finishing her PADI Open Water course today.
Meanwhile, the snorkellers had a hard time finding water clean enough to see the bottom, but braved the sloppy surface at the eastern side to find their way into the gap and enjoy themselves with the cleanest area.
Visibility 10 mtrs and patches of better.
Temp 22c on the bottom.