30th October 2019 – Pre- Halloween dives at South Solitary

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30th October 2019

30th October 2019 – Pre – Halloween dives at South Solitary

This morning, 30th October 2019, upon leaving for our dives we had a bit of a choppy trip out. We made our way to South Solitary island. For our first dive we descended to Buchannons wall, and our second dive we drifted from Cleaner Station to South Boulder.

For dive one, we were protected from the wind at Buchannons wall. Our certified divers made their way down the wall, spotting lionfish, gunther’s butterflyfish (which our post image is of today – Thank you Dylan for that picture!) and a turtle! Our student divers also spotted a giant school of cow-nose rays.

After our standard surface interval we made our way to Cleaner station for our drift dive to South Boulder.  This dive was graced by the not-so-scary Grey Nurse Sharks. We saw at least 1/2 a dozen of them. There were also black cod,  orangutan crab, bull rays, schooling talwhine, and some wobbegong to seal the deal.

Congratulations to Dylan for completing his PADI Advanced Open Water Course today, Great job Dylan! Many congratulations to Peter, Judy, and Colina as well for the completion of their PADI Open Water Course!

 

Conditions Report:

Temperature 19°C

Visibility 10m