Welcome to Tara’s Fave Fish Friday! Where we explore one of Tara’s favorite fish from the Solitary Islands Marine Park.
Today’s fave fish is the Orange Basslett (or fairy basslett) – Pseudanthias squamipinnis
These fish definitely catch the eye! The ones pictured are female, and the male are a darker purple colour.  They’re aundant at the islands, can grow up to 12cm, and often retreat into soft corals or holes.
These fish are flitty and darty, and school together in smaller groups.
Check out a video of these fish on our instagram and facebook!
Pseudanthias Squamipinnis – SURG.org.au
Photo by Tara, 25/10/2021.

Where to find us.


Jetty Dive Centre Dive Shop is at 398 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450. This is where you begin your experiences with us! All Scuba Dives and Snorkelling must check-in before moving to departure point.


All our boats leave from the Public floating pontoon wharf opposite the “Attitude Burgers “ building.

Jetty dive google maps with markers for priority locations