20th December 2021 – Christmas Week Dives
Today we headed out to South Solitary Island for our double dives.
Visibility had dropped since yesterday, but there was lots to see down Buchanan’s Wall. Our divers spotted some green turtles on this first dive, along with Wobbegongs, and nudibranches. We – of course – saw our friendly local Blue Groper. We saw a couple of yellow boxfish, several banded coral shrimp, and a quite large octopus.
After our surface interval, Mega Wild headed up to the top end of the island and divers dropped in at Shark Gutters for a drift to the Gantry. On this dive we saw plenty of Grey Nurse Sharks, some black cod, and a few big Bull Rays down South Boulder Wall. There were a few more turtles spotted in the gap on the way down. Our usual suspects of Blue Tangs and Anenomefish were seen (You can see a very grumpy looking one as our dive report picture, taken by Lindsay), along with a golden egg cowry Fire Gobys and some Moray Eels.
Congratulations to our newest Openwater Divers who completed their course today! Great work Penny, Lily, Ella, Gavin, and Orlando!