Finally, the dive conditions have improved and we got back in the water at South Solitary Island, just North of Coffs Harbour, NSW. It’s been almost 10 years since we’ve dived South Solitary Island and we we’re really looking forward to this dive, especially since we didn’t dive North Solitary Island while at Wooli the previous week.
We went out with Jetty Dive, Coffs Harbour. The conditions were above average with about 10-15metres visibility, 25 degrees and a slight current. It was good to be under the water again. South Solitary Island is definatly worth diving if you are visiting the area, there is pleanty to see.
Loggerhead Turtle: This turtle was the first thing I saw on our second dive.
Yellowtail Kingfish: There were a few of these fish hanging around. They would come in close to take a look at you and then, just as quickly, leave.
Eastern Red Scorpionfish: These fish are very common in NSW and southern Qld coastal waters. I don’t think we have done a dive in these regions without seeing them. they’re not very pretty…..
Schooling Bream: There were hundreds of these fish along the rock walls.
Blacktip Bullseye fish: If you move slow and don’t blow too many bubbles, you can get into the middle of the school and surround yourself with fish.
Cuttlefish: This one wasn’t very active and was happy to pose for a photo.
And the Nudibranchs………..