It was a pleasant surprise to find underwater conditions so nice at South Solitary Island today. Our first dive was at Manta Arch with abundant fishlife along with 3 Grey Nurse Sharks under the Arch. Cruising through to Cleaner Station to meet the boat to finish the dive, we encountered more large schools of Sweep…Details
Man it’s good to be back in the water! Conditions were surprisingly good, as our divers enjoyed exploring Shark Gutters, Cleaner Station and also South Boulder. Highlights included a school of curious Batfish, Eagle Rays, Crayfish, Masses of Schooling Fish, Black Cod, a Giant Cuttlefish, Spanish Dancer, Turtles, Groupers and our resident Orangutan Crab. Congratulation…Details
Today’s diving was just amazing! From Grey Nurse Sharks to Leopard Sharks, we were in awe of the amount of fish life at South Solitary Island. Also Turtles, Moray Eels, Bull Rays, Eagle Rays, Black Cods, Shovel-nose Ray and masses of Schooling Fish. Congratulations Mikkel and Magnus in completing their PADI Open Water Course, well…Details
Divers and snorkelers swam with some of South Solitary Islands best today! Grey Nurse Sharks at Manta Arch and Leopards sharks around Shark Gutters through to The Gantry were today’s highlights, also Eagle Rays, Turtles, Black Cods, Bull Rays, Groupers, Crayfish, Moray Eels, Nudis and loads of big Schooling Fish about.
Visibility 20m Temperature 25C
Visibility picked up overnight to be a lovely 20 metres and would have been more if the sun was shining. The first Dive was at Buchanan’s Wall and had fish and turtles everywhere. The second dive was the highlight though, with 5 different Leopard Sharks between Shark Gutters and the Gantry. along with those we…Details
Both “Wild Fin” and “2 Wild” were out exploring both North and South Solitary Islands today. With the water temp now sitting around 25c, and visibility around 15m, our divers took their time to enjoy what both Island had to offer. The highlights from North Solitary included Eagle Rays, Black Cod, Clown Triggerfish, Painted Crayfish…Details
Hiding from the Southerly breeze, we jumped in at Manta Arch for today’s first dive. 4 or 5 Grey Nurse were spotted patrolling the area plus large schools of Trevally and Goatfish. Dive two was spent exploring Shark Gutters and the Cleaner Station area. Black Cod, Bullrays, Turtles, Octopus, a Shovel Nose, and a surprisingly…Details
This mornings dives were a perfect start to the day. We first explored Buchanans Wall, seeing a dozen wobbys, loads of Numb Rays, Coral Shrimp, Octopus, a Squid, Abbotts Moray Eel, and Banded Rays. The highlights of the day however, were a couple of Leopard Sharks cruising up and down Boulder Wall, also Black Cod,…Details
A bit of rain didn’t stop us from enjoying the Solitary Islands today, after all, we’re going to get wet anyway. Divers explored Shark gutters for their first and then ventured to Grouper Island for the second, seeing a Emperor Angelfish, Leopard Shark, Eagle Rays, Porcelain Crab, Masses of Schooling Fish, and the usual Nudis,…Details
After a dry week, we were all keen to dive this sunny sunday. To our surprise, conditions were amazing! South Solitary Island was blue, warm, and full of fish activity, including a Leopard Shark, Eagle Rays, Turtles, Groupers, Black Cods, Orangutan Crab, Crayfish, Bull Rays, Wobbygongs, Schooling fish and many more.
Vis 15-20 Temp 25c
What a day to be diving South Solitary Island! Words cannot even describe it! Leopard Sharks, Eagle Rays, Turtles and 40m Vis! Oh yeah, and it was 26c!
With a calm sea and a great bunch of divers, we were feeling lucky, Leopard Shark Lucky! Buchanans Wall was our first choice, followed by a drift from Cleaner Station to the Gantry. Highlights today were a couple of Leopard Sharks, Eagle Rays, Black Cods, the usual Schooling Fish, our friendly Turtles, Orangutan Crab, Nudis…Details
Grey Nurse Sharks were cruising Manta Arch on our first dive and gave us some great close encounters! A least 10 sharks were in that immediate area and stayed around and gave a show to our group of Divers. A milky 12-15 mtrs visibility kept had them cruise in and out of the range of…Details
The talk of the day was definitely still on the 5m Whale Shark sighting from the day before but unfortunately there was no sign of this majestic beast. Our divers still had lots to talk about on both dives with plenty of Wobbygongs, schools of Travelly, Nudibranchs, Turtles, Emperor Anglefish, Eagle rays, and a Giant…Details
Yet again today’s dives were amongst the Solitary Islands best. Students and Certified divers explored all of Buchanans Wall to Cable Trail for the first, then taking advantage of the current for a drift from Cleaner Station to South Boulder, seeing a Half-circled Angelfish, Blue Groupers, Turtles, Moray Eels, Bull Rays, Anemone fish, Schooling Fish,…Details
Warm and Blue were just some highlights today. Despite the bumpy ride 2 Wild ventured to North Solitary to explore Anemone Bay, seeing a couple of Leopards Sharks, a Dusky Whaler, Eagle Rays, Turtles, Barracuda, Clown Trigger fish, Black Cods and Anemones for days. Wild Fin also had a boat full of students and divers headed…Details
In search of blue water, “2 Wild”, took us to South, South West and Split Solitary Island’s today. Jumping in at South West Solitary first, our divers spotted Morays, Octopus, Wobbegong Sharks and lots of different Nudibranches. Split Solitary Island was our next pick. Lionfish, Crested Horn Sharks, schools of Sweep and a friendly Green…Details
Although today’s visibility was a little basic, our divers made the most of today’s dives. Moray Eels, Wobbegong Sharks, Lionfish, two monster Bullrays and our resident juvenile Clown Trigger were all spotted at Buchanan’s Wall. Seeking clearer water, we ventured to Split Solitary Island for today’s 2nd dive. Lots of schooling Pomfrets, Trevally, Nudibranches and…Details
Our small crew of divers and snorkelers enjoyed a smooth trip out to South Solitary Island. The southerly change in wind placed our dives around Cleaner Station to South Boulder Wall, enjoying an array of marine life including a Shovel nose Ray, several Bull Rays, Turtles, Spotted Stingrays, Groupers, Black Cod, Crayfish, Nudis, Orangutan Crab, and…Details
With a calmer sea, our divers had a pleasant trip out to South Solitary Island today. Buchanan’s Wall displayed an abundance of life for our divers, including a couple of Giant Bull Rays, Turtles, Wobbygongs, Moray Eels, Abbotts Moray Eels, Nudibranchs, Octopus and loads of schooling fish. We then took advantage of the current, drifting…Details