On most days this divesite has more fish than you can imagine...Boulder Wall is located on the North Western corner of South Solitary Island. It has a very easily navigatable feature, the wall itself!
Boulder Wall has a platform type top which is between 8 and 12 metres deep spanning out from South Solitary Island. This area is littered with larger rocks and a haven for our residential fish.
We have two moorings on the wall; North Boulder, on the northern end and South Boulder on, you guessed it, the southern end!
Both moorings are on the edge of the wall, which is really obvious with its boulders cascading from a depth of 10-12 metres down to 18 metres.
The size of the boulders allow for untold nooks and crannies, that the local fish life use to hide. You never know what you might see along here
Predator pelagics often patrol along the wall, especially when a current it present.
What you'll see at Boulder Wall..
Hazards or DangersCurrents: Depending on the season, Boulder Wall can be exposed to quite strong currents, this can make it difficult to start and finish the dive in the same location. The current usually heads from north to south around the island, and can be too strong to swim against.
Be careful if you are diving from a boat without a surface watch! We do not recommend this in this area!
Boulder Wall is usually the choice mooring on big swells, because is allows some protection behind the island, but be careful again, the swell can wrap around the island
We usually operate our charter Dive Trips to utilize the currents, not fight them, and drift along the wall, finishing usually near the Gantry Mooring. This Drift Dive is a favourite of all who join us!
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