13th February 2021 – 35m Visibility at South Solitary island
South Solitary Island again had spectacular conditions and a huge abundance of marinelife!
Dive one saw both Wildfin and 2Wild put their divers in at Buchanan’s Wall, where there was swimming pool visibility and plenty to see including; Blue Angelfish, Marbled Rays, Nudibranchs and Green Sea Turtles.
After our surface interval 2Wild steamend around to drop their divers in at Manta Arch for a swim through the Gap to the Gantry, despite a slight drop in visibility between the two sides of the island our divers got up close with over 25 Grey Nurse that were hanging in and around the arch. After a bit of a swim the first turtle appeared about halfway through the Gap, once on the western side of the Gap there was Green Turtles of all sizes everywhere!! At least ten Turtles were seen between the Gap and the Gantry! Meanwile Wildfin’s divers dropped in at Shark Gutters and drifted down to The Gantry where their divers saw Marbled Rays, Turtles, Moray Eels, Schools of Bullseyes, Tarwhine and Morish Idles near The Gantry structure.
Congratulations to Corey & Bevan on completing their PADI Open Water Course today.
Photo taken today between Buchanan’s Wall and Cable Trail
Water Temperature: 20-25°