27th February 2021 – South Solitary Saturday
We had both boats out today diving at South Solitary Island.
Dive one for 2wild was at Manta Arch while Wildfin got the students in at The Gantry. The dives were spectacular with Grey Nurse Sharks, Turtles, Travelly and a cute little octopus in the Back Gutter.
During the surface interval Mike and Josh got in at Cleaner Station to do some Divemaster exercises, to their amazement a 6-7m Whale Shark swam around them for a few minutes and although Mike came up to get a Go Pro unfortunately, we have no footage. Cassie also filmed a Whale Shark in the same location on the 28th Feb 2020!!!
Dive two was a drift from the top end around to The Gantry for 2Wild and to South Boulder for Wildfin. There was a bit of current and it did not take long to get around the corner, during the drift our divers spotted Stingrays, Turtles, Schools of Pomfreds and Tarwhine, a Leopard Shark up the top end and a very friendly Eastern Blue Groper at Five Metre Rock.
Congratulations to Jim who finished his last dive of his PADI Advanced Open Water Course today.