24th June 2015 – Giant Cuttlefish Poses for Divers at South Solitary Island
Not a better way to break up the week than with a dive at South Solitary Island!
Taking advantage of the calm conditions, our divers jumped in at Manta Arch for the first dive of the day. On this dive, our divers counted more than 30 Grey Nurse Sharks cruising around the Manta Arch area, we also spotted a school of Batfish and a school of Cowtail Rays.
Today’s 2nd dive was everyone’s favorite drift from Shark Gutters to the Gantry. More Grey Nurse Sharks, Lionfish, schooling Kingfish and to our pleasant surprise a Giant Cuttlefish who was spotted hovering along South Boulder Wall. It has been two years since we have seen a Giant Cuttlefish at South Solitary Island, whether this to due to climate change or a decline in numbers we do not know. Great to see these amazing creatures at South once again!
Vis 15-20m, temp 20c.