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Dive and Conditions ReportA Strong SW wind took us to Grouper Island today, nice and calm in the shelter. A school of Mulloway (Jewfish) circling around in a tight bundle was the feature of these dives. Nice to see different country, canyons and deep gutters.
Visibility around 10 mtrs in the deeper water,15 mtrs in the shallows, 20C still.
Sea Surface ConditionsQuite a bouncy ride out, flat at the mooring and then an easy ride home with the wind gone, no current.
Dive and Conditions ReportA great day at South Solitary Island. grey Nurse Sharks, Rays and even a big School Of Mulloway (Jewfish) cruised thru. The feature of the dives was the Octopus! We saw 5 different ones out and about today
Visibility around 10 to 15 mtrs, 20C still.
Sea Surface ConditionsA nice ride out with a slight NW choppy sea coming home was flata s a tack. No current.
How Good is this weather!!! Looks like summer has come early. Sunny blue skies, Calm flat seas and plenty of action below the surface at South Solitary Island Marine Park today. Lots of Grey Nurse Sharks, Turtles, Rays, Nudi's and Schooling Fish.
Thursday 15th September 2011....An amazing day of diving and Whale Watching at South Solitary Island today! We were spoilt with calm surface conditions and sunny blue skies on the surface whilst below we swam with Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod, Loggerhead Turtles, a Spanish Dancer, Schools of Tarwhine, Kingfish and a million or so Pomfreds at North Boulder Wall.
Visibility was 15m at South Solitary Island today, 20C.
Thursday 8th September 2011....Yet another great days diving at South Solitary Island. Big pregnant females and inquisitive Juvenile Grey Nurse Sharks gave our first time divers a great introduction to what the Solitary Islands has to offer. The school of Bat Fish are still hanging around and there are a few big Cod along Boulder Wall.
Visibility today was down a little, but still good at 15-20m. Temp 20C.
Sea Surface Conditions A change in the wind direction, a slight SW turning to SE during the morning.
A summary of Weather at Coffs Harbour in generalOver all, the conditions for scuba diving at Coffs Harbours Solitary Islands run relatively consistant throughout the year. We see visibility in the 10 - 30 metre range, with temps running 18 - 25 degrees C. (That's 70 - 80 for you Fareinheit folks!)
There are minor Summer to Winter, seasonal fluctions, and of course weather conditions such as wind, currents, etc can make for a variation in our conditions.
Sunday 28th August 2011....
Underwater conditions and Visibility ReportConditions at South Solitary Island 10-15m visibility, not bad considering the adverse weather we have recently had. No current or surge today.
Water TemperatureTemp was 18/19C
Sea Surface ConditionsSurface conditions were quite nice, with a bit of a South Westerly "Wild Fin" stuck to the Northern end of the Island.
One line on what Impressed us out there today!A dozen or so Grey Nurse, Eagle Rays and Turtles.