Archive for December, 2005

Diving Conditions | 25-31 December 2005

The Grey Nurse Sharks have left us and we’ll have to wait a few months for their return. No further Leopard Shark sightings. Plenty of ray action with large Bullrays making appearances and the Blue-spotted Stingrays moving in. A Giant Shovelnose ray or Guitarfish was zooming around. Some rumours of a couple of Manta Rays [...]

Diving Conditions | 18-24 December 2005

Tuesday was the top day with great conditions and the sighting of the very first Leopard Shark. On the same day there was also an almost completely black Manta Ray sighted at Julian Rocks. Another Manta Ray came past on Friday (normal colouring). Grey Nurse Sharks at Hugo’s Trench. They’ll be leaving soon as the [...]

Diving Conditions | 11-17 December 2005

A group of 6 – 7 Grey Nurse Shark hang around Hugo’s Trench. Pufferfish, turtles, Sweetlips, Barrier Reef Anemonefish, wobbegongs, leatherjackets, bulleyes, Blue Gropers, goatfish and large rays Weather A lot of sun and it became more humid as the week progressed. Friday was cloudy with a bit of rain and Saturday there was a huge storm [...]

Diving Conditions | 4-10 December 2005

The Grey Nurses are still waiting for you! Probably the last month of the season to see them. Wobbegongs, turtles, octopus, large stingrays, pufferfish, lots of different nudibranchs including some large Spanish Dancers. Weather Hot and humid with some big storms and heavy rain in the afternoons. Strong northerly winds, turning southerly on Friday morning Sea Rough. Diving cancelled [...]

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