30th January 2021-Bumpy but Beautiful Warm Blue Water
A change in wind to the south made for a bumpy ride out, but the divers were met with some nice warm blue water when arriving at South Solitary Island. Whilst surface conditions were not calm and a current was still running, underwater was quite OK and lots of fish were schooling around in the light current.
Starting at Shark Gutters and ending at South Boulder on Dive 1, Nudibranchs were easy to find at Cleaner Station and Shark Gutters, whilst along Boulder Wall a Shovelnose Ray, Huge Bull Rays and Eagle Rays were amongst the highlights.
Dive 2 was a drift all the way to the Gantry in search of Leopard Sharks, but only Turtles, Black Cod and Rays were the on the big fish list. Again a list of Nudibranchs were noted in preparation for the Sea Slug Census starting tomorrow.
Vis 15 mtrs