16th October 2021 – Grey Nurse Shark Saturday
Today we headed out to South Solitary Island with our Padi Open Water students and certifed divers. Today’s surface conditions were flat and calm allowing us to take our pick of the sights.
Dive one for some of the crew was from Manta Arch to Shark Gutters, while the remainder of the divers enjoyed the shallower sights of the Cleaner Station. Our divers were surprised by the number of grey nurse sharks along with large schools of batfish swimming above them. Some of the highlights besides the sharks included a cow nose ray and some colourful nudibranches.
After a calm surface interval warming up in the sun, all divers started at Shark Gutters for a drift to the Gantry. As the divers headed to the Boulder Wall, they were greeted by a school of 10 grey nurse sharks. Three green turtles and a large black cod added to the highlights on this dive!
Temp a balmy 18C