Today we had and easy trip out to South Solitary Island and a very relaxing morning soaking up the sun. The divers had the privilege to see about 10 Grey Nurse Sharks packed into Cleaner Station cave, lots of turtles at the gap, Octopus, Nudibranchs, Lionfish and huge schools of Pomfreds. We would like to…Details
From South Solitary to Grouper Island, divers faced some pretty wild conditions on the surface. Nevertheless, our keen divers embraced some great dives under the sea, seeing half a dozen Grey Nurse Sharks, Groupers, Masses of Schooling Fish, Crayfish, Turtle, Black Cod, Nudis, a Giant Cuttlefish and lots of Anemone Fish.
A cheeky northerly made for a surprisingly clear couple of dives at Split Solitary Island. First stop at Turtle Cove, then followed by a second dive at Mikes mooring where we were greeted by a Turtle on the surface. Also lots of Nudis, Wobbys, Moray Eels, Crested Horn Shark, Heaps of Cuttlefish, Anemone Fish, Colourful Corals,…Details
Students and certified divers experienced some close encounters with Grey Nurse Sharks at South Solitary Island. Dives were at the Northern End, seeing many Turtles, Grey Nurse Sharks, Wobbygongs, Nudis, Schooling Fish, Bull Rays, Crayfish, Octopus, Groupers, Black Cod, and an array or Wrasse. Congratulations Tom, Matthew, Liam, and Liam in completing their Open Water…Details
With both boats full of excited divers, we ventured out to South Solitary Island for today’s dives. Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod, Bullrays,our resident Orangutan Crabs, Cuttlefish, Pygmy Leatherjacket, lots of Rays and at least half a dozen Turtles, including “Barney” the Loggerhead.
Vis 8-10m, temp 20c.
When the Clear Blue Warm Water comes our way we usually loose the large number of Grey Nurse sharks, however, today on Mike and Deb’s mystery dive, the Grey Nurses were back at Manta Arch and stacked up on each other! The visibility dropped from 25 mtrs down to 15 mtrs at the Arch, along…Details
We had an amazing morning out at South Solitary Island with an easy 30m visibility and a beautiful 24C on the bottom. 2 Wild made it to South Solitary Island first with a boat full of keen certified divers, Cleaner Station was the first choice followed by a split group at Black Rock and Shark…Details
With the sun out, and both boats loaded, we shot out to South Solitary Island for two morning dives. Dive one was from Shark Gutters to South Boulder where our divers saw both Orangutan crabs in one Anemone, a pair of Eagle Rays, lots of Black Cod some painted Crayfish. Dive two was Manta Arch…Details
Although the surface conditions weren’t fantastic, underwater was blue and clear! Wildfin had taken the students to South West Solitary Island while 2 Wild steamed out to the 30m vis at South Solitary. The abundance of marine life at both islands was amazing, Grey Nurse Sharks, Blue Grouper, Blue Lipped Anemone fish, Painted Crayfish, Moray…Details
After a much needed southerly the water at the Solitary Islands had improved greatly. Wildfin tucked in behind South West Solitary with Open Water Students, while 2 Wild punched it out to South Solitary Island with the certified divers and Advanced Open Water students, both boats had really good conditions at the islands and plenty…Details
Today’s diving started with some very poor visibility at the Southern end of the Island on Dive 1 and finished with reasonably clear 10-15 mtrs Vis around the Gap on Dive 2. Although it was a very low vis, they still saw heaps of Nudibranchs, a Lionfish and Wobbygongs on Dive 1. Dive 2 was…Details
We have had a great week of diving South Solitary Island. Hammerheads and Leopard Sharks being just some of the highlights. Today a Leafy Scorpion Fish was spotted at Buchanan’s Wall, while a Crested Horn Shark Was snapped off the Southern end. Vis varying from 5 to 15m, temp 18-20c. We would like to thank…Details
Our boats Wildfin and 2Wild handle this NE wind and swell better than any over boat we have had, this made the trip out to South Solitary reasonably comfortable. Once at the island we tucked in at Buchanans Wall and The Gantry for both dives, there was plenty to see including Bullrays, Blue Lipped Anemone…Details
Students and certified divers experience a number of sharks today, including a Hammer Head at South Solitary Island. Wild Fin and 2 Wild dived Buchanans Wall and The Gantry, where students completing their very first dive sighted a Shovel Nose Ray, Hammer Head Shark and also a Leopard Shark all in the same day! Also…Details
The Jetty Dive fleet was filled to capacity today, as both boats steamed out for the mornings dives and also afternoon dive/snorkel trip to South Solitary Island. Buchanans Wall was the first entry where we were blessed with warm blue water, then follwed by a drift from Shark to The Gantry. Loads of marine life,…Details
Snorkelers and scuba divers filled up both our boats today, as we headed out to the Solitary Island Marine Parks we had Dolphins jumping next to the boat. The snorkelers headed to Split Solitary Island on 2Wild and then out to South Solitary Island to meet the scuba divers who were on WildFin. Plenty was…Details
We were in full force today as both Wild Fin and 2 Wild steamed out to the Lighthouse, loaded with snorkelers and divers. Snorkelers enjoyed the Gantry, while divers explored Buchanans for their first and the Gantry as the second. Plenty of action under the sea, including ‘Barnie’ the Loggerhead Turtle, Black Cods, Groupers, Moray…Details
Yet another merry day under the sea. Warm blue water made the day very special as we get ready for Christmas tomorrow. First entry was Buchanans and the second was a drift from Shark to The Gantry, seeing Grey Nurse Shark, Wobbygongs, Groupers, Turtles, Nudis, Lionfish, and a Moray Eel, a Bubble shell, Bull Rays,…Details
Another great day of diving at South Solitary Island today. The massive Queensland Groper that was spotted yesterday was around again today. Hopefully she will hang around for a while longer. Today’s other highlights included Eagle Rays, Turtles, Black Cod, Painted Crayfish and what seemed like a billion schooling fish on the Boulder Wall. Vis…Details
This morning Wildfin loaded up with divers and steamed out through blue waters to South Solitary for the days’ diving. On arriving at Shark Gutters we were greeted with the sight of something we hadn’t seen from the boat for some time… the bottom!! For Dive One our divers dropped in to Shark Gutters, Yellow…Details