22nd January 2021 – CONGRATS TO OUR NEWEST OPEN WATER DIVERS!!
Today we had two boats head out to the Soiltary Islands. Wildfin had 6 students from Maclean High, and 2 other Coffs locals, who were finishing off their PADI Open Water Course, and 2 Wild had certified divers enjoying a double dive.
For the first dive we had both boats check out the top end of the island, descending down at Shark Gutters and Cleaner Station. Approximately 5-10 Grey Nurse Sharks were spotted, Wobbegongs, Black Cod, Moray Eels, Nudibranchs and even a Blue Ringed Octopus near Cleaner cave.
For the second dive, 2 Wild stayed at South Solitary, whereas Wildfin decided to head over to South West Solitary (Groper Island) for their second dive as conditions were more comfortable for the student divers. Highlights from South Solitary include a Bronze Whaler spotted by a couple of divers, a Spanish Dancer, more Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod, Orangtun Crab, and a Reindeer Wrasse. Divers at Groper, saw Wobbegongs, Blue Tangs, Clownfish, Nudibranchs, and loads of colourful fish life.
Big Congrats to Janine, Sheree, Daisy, Josh, Kori, Emily F, Emily C, and Grace for all completing their PADI Open Water Course! You should all be as stoked as we are!!!
Water Temperature: 23 °C