23rd April 2021 – Goods at Grouper!
Today we had Wildfin travel out to South West Solitary (“Grouper Island”) with marine studies students from CHEC, who were completing their first 2 dives as apart of the PADI Open Course, along with other certified divers who travelled out to South Solitary on 2 Wild.
Conditions on the surface and underwater at Grouper were surprisingly very good for both dives as students managed to see a massive Queensland Grouper, Black Cod, Eagle Ray’s, Green Sea Turtle’s, Wobbegong Sharks, in addition to large schools of Travelly, Kingfish, and plenty of Anemone Fish and Blue Tangs.
As the wind was coming from the South West, surface conditions at South Solitary wasn’t as nice, however underwater conditions were still pleasant with plenty to see as divers stayed around Manta Arch and the Back Gutter for both dives for protection. Highlights include Grey Nurse Sharks, a Spanish Dancer, Lionfish, lots of Flatworms, Black Cod, Nudibranchs, Slipper Lobster’s, Wobbegong Sharks, Moray Eels, and amazing fish life for everyone to see.
Visibility: South Solitary 8-10m
Water Temperature: 22-23°C