Thursday 19th March – Blue warm water at South!
Today, on Thursday 19th March we headed out to South Solitary Island for our double dive!
For our first dive we dropped down into Buchanan’s Wall. We had some lovely water, and just after decending we saw a turtle cleaning it’s shell on a rock! There were plenty of wobbegongs hanging about, and an octopus as well! We saw a few Sampson fish down deep, some old wives , and Bryce spotted a Leaf Scorpion Fish. There were also some little Sand Rays hiding themselves in the sand.
After our surface interval we popped into Cleaner Station to drift to the Gantry. On this dive there were an incredible amount of fish – Tarwhine, Goatfish, Surgeonfish all schooling around us. You could barely see past them – and they blocked the vision of 3 Spotted Eagle Rays from cruising past! Because of this they got quite close to our divers, before zipping off. You can see how much fishlife we had in today’s report photo! We saw more Black Cod too on the second dive, wobbegongs, and a couple more Green Turtles. Right before surface, some of our divers spotted a tiny little black boxfish swimming about.
Visibility: 15 – 20m