2nd February 2022 – Divers Swim with Leopard Sharks!
Dive one saw our intrepid adventurers roll in at Manta Arch for a swim through the gap to South Boulder. Around 15 Grey Nurse Sharks were seen in the arch itself, with none in the Back Gutter; a Leopard Shark was seen cruising around the western side of the gap along with several Green and Hawksbill Turtles. One of the Green turtles was found tangled in around 30m of Nylon braid, with a few cuts and burns from the braid most was successfully removed by our instructor Nathan, hopefully the last metre or so will work itself loose.
After the surface interval our divers dropped in at Shark Gutters. Highlights of the dive included Nudibranchs, Black Cod, a Blue Angelfish, an Eagle Ray, Abbotts Morays, Queensland Grouper and Orangutan Crabs.
Water Temperature: 22-26°c