3rd January 2021 – Turtletastic!!!
Both boats flew out to South Solitary in no time, as conditions this morning were almost perfect.
Divers on 2 Wild and Wildfin both explored the top end on the first dive. 2 Wild descended down at Cleaner Station, whereas WildFin dived in at Shark Gutters. Highlights include, a Pineapple Fish, heaps off Green Sea Turtles, a few Grey Nurse Sharks, Wobbegong Sharks, and even a Blue Ringed Octopus just near Cleaner Cave.
For the second dive, we had a group get in at Manta Arch, some getting in at Cleaner Station, and the rest getting in at The Gantry, and all ending up at South Boulder. During the dives we had approximately 15 Green Sea and Hawksbill turtles between the Gantry and South Boulder, Black Cod, Blue Spotted Stingrays, a Skunk Coral Shrimp, about 20 Grey Nurse in the back gutter, and a Abbott’s Moray Eel.
The featured image today is two of our Open Water students on their first dives getting up close and persoanl with a Hawksbill Turtle.
Water Temperature: 23 °C