5th January 2021 – Sharkapalooza!
Once again we had both boats travel out to South Solitary for a double dive with divers experiencing fantastic surface and underwater conditions.
We had divers getting in at Manta Arch and at The Gantry for the first dives. At Manta there was a Scalloped Hammerhead spotted on the surface, and approximately 35 Grey Nurse Sharks in the back gutter. Divers at the Gantry were treated with Green Sea Turtles, Spotted Eagle Rays, Moray Eels, and lots of colourful fish life in around the mooring.
The second dive we had divers from 2 Wild doing a drift from Shark Gutters to the Gantry, whereas Wildfin had one group of divers get in at Manta Arch and another group getting in at Buchanans Wall and all ending up at the Gantry. Our instructor Nathan spotted a Great Hammerhead Shark at North Boulder, and then had a very close encounter with a five and a half foot Bronze Whaler on Boulder Wall! Highlights from the other divers include tonnes of Green Sea and Hawksbill Turtles, Wobbegongs, loads of Grey Nurse Sharks in the back gutter, Blue Spotted Stingrays, Bullrays, Nudibranchs, Moray Eels and Lionfish.
Water Temperature: 23°C