18th June 2016 – Whales harass dive boat!
Great to see blue water back at South Solitary Island today! Sheltered from the northerly breeze, we hopped in at Buchanan’s Wall for our first dive of the day. Black Cod, Lionfish, Pipefish and some cool nudi’s were just some of the highlights.
Taking advantage of the slight current, dive two was a drift from Shark Gutters to the Gantry. Our divers counted a dozen Grey Nurse in the Cleaner Station plus two Eagle Rays and a Giant Cuttlefish on the Boulder Wall.
After surfacing from the second dive, “Wildfin” was approached by two Humpback Whales whilst we were still on the mooring. The pair were extremely curious of us, circling the boat on at least three occasions. Once in a lifetime experience!
Vis 15m, temp 21c.