15th August 2020 – South Solitary Island
With a poor forecast we were a little surprised that the sea conditions had improved, so “2 Wild” headed out to South Solitary Island for a double dive. The wind was coming from the north so Buchanan’s Wall was decided for dive one. Down the wall Turtles, Bullrays, Blue Grouper and Wobbegong Sharks were the highlights. The Student divers had a strange encounter with a huge Wobbegong Shark which circled them for a few minutes.
After morning tea the wind had dropped a little, so “2 Wild” made its way up to Shark Gutters for dive two. All divers descended down the line and explored the cave, Shark Gutters, and Cleaner Station. A dozen Grey Nurse Sharks were seen in and around the Gutters, Eagle rays, Black Cod, schooling Tarwhine, Bulls eyes, Nudibranchs and a Octopus were also sighted.
Vis 10-15 Metres.
Water temp 19 degrees.