23rd June 2021 – Whaley Wednesday
Today with a small group of very experienced divers we headed to South Solitary to take advantage of the lovely weather and do some dives!
For the first dive we headed into Manta Arch. Swimming through the arch our divers were greeted by a wobbeygong sitting on the ledge. We circled around, seeing 20+ Grey Nurse Sharks in the deeper, sandy patches off the arch. Cruising around with the Grey Nurse’s, we also spotted a huge Queensland Grouper, rivalling the Grey Nurse’s in size – he’s our picture for today!
On the second dive we drifted from Shark Gutters mooring to boulder wall, making our way down to the Gantry. The visibility was pristine and the sun started to shine on the second dive creating beautiful underwater conditions. This illuminated the gorgeous fishlife as we made our way down the wall. We spotted a few turtles crusing around, plenty of wobbegong tails hiding under rocks, and some nudibranches, along with a spotted eagle ray at the start of the dive. All throughout this dive we heard Whales singing, and had one breach near the boat just after we surfaced.