30th January 2021 – Scratch the Green Sea Turtle
The beautiful blue water welcomed our divers to South Solitary Island yet again.
Dive one for 2Wild was Manta Arch and Cleaner Station while Wildfin had its divers stay at Shark Gutters, Manta had 10-15 Grey Nurse Sharks, schools of Tarwhine and Travelly. Shark Gutters at a beautiful Eagle Ray, Black Cod, Nudibranchs in the gutters and a couple of Lionfish.
Dive two was a drift from the top end down to The Gantry for both boats, there was huge schools of Bulleyes, Pomfreds, Bullrays, Moray Eels, a Cat Shark, a Leopard Shark near The Gantry and a very playful Green Sea Turtle near The Gap! This Turtle wanted scratches from everyone that went by and wasnt taking no for an answer and so we have now named her “Scratch” lets hope she sticks around.
Photo from today was of Scratch coming in towards Nathan for a belly scratch