Fish Soup ....North West Rocks... North Solitary Island
Fish fish and more fish...!!
Fish Soup is located at North West Rock just north of North Solitary Island. It is a small site between rocky outcrops that boasts truckloads of fish!Fish Soup is a great dive for a second dive with the shallow aspect of the area
Fish Soup has a mooring in 10 to 12 metres depth on the western side of the divesite. It is very vunerable to currents and can be difficult to dive when the East Australian Current come in close.
This area has truckloads of fish ranging from Bullseyes and Pomfreds to Tarwhine, and Morwongs, to some of the bigger Pelagics, like Mulloway and Yellowtail Kingfish.
In order to dive the area, a swim from the mooring to the area is needed to get there. Once in the area of fish soup, you really are in a position to see lots of different fish! Wobbygongs are huge, sometimes a Grey Nurse will cruise thru, pelagics will cruise in above and keep all the fish on their toes! There is a few small swim-thru type spots to enjoy and this is a great spot to do a 30 minute dive that allows us to do the third dive on our 3 dive days!
What you'll see at Fish Soup..
Hazards or DangersCurrents: Depending on the season, Fish Soup Mooring can be exposed to quite strong currents, this can make it difficult dive in this location. (the Fish Soup gutter itself is usually calm)
The current usually heads from north to south around the rocks, and can be too strong to swim against. Fish Soup on a small current day, is possible, but be prepared to do a hard slog to get there. Beware! The current at this point can take divers away and end up half way to North Solitary!, not the sort of dive you want to do, usually!
Be careful if you are diving from a boat without a surface watch! We do not recommend this in this area with that current!
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