The Eastern entry takes you into water about 4-5 metres deep and this continues north for approximately 75 metres before dropping over a number of ledges at 4 metre intervals, the last drop is about 8 metres, taking you to a depth of 24 meters. From here you can follow the wall to the east or west. The same applies to the western entry/exit; however the wall runs in a topographical zig zag, so make sure you refer to your compass for orientation - just remember that land is south. On the return leg, whilst performing your safety stop, explore the shallow ledges alongside the exit, great photo opportunities can be found in the added light. Conditions and tides permitting, this can be done as a drift dive to The Leap, however great care must be taken in assessing the conditions as the exit at The Leap is even more tenuous than those at Solander, have a look at both sites before attempting.
The dive site has two entry/exit points (see map) and thus can be dove in a number of ways: as a drift on either an ingoing or outgoing tide, or a 'V'-shaped pattern. Both entry points require a giant stride entry. Both consist of a number of oversized steps that can be used as an exit: time it carefully, wait to gauge the timing of the sets, come in on one of the minor swells and climb up onto the next step before taking doffing your fins. Leave your reg in until you’re standing up with fins in hand.
Commonly seen Solander’s diving could only be described as ‘oceanic’. Huge schools of yellow barracuda, yellowtail, large numbers of giant cuttlefish, Port Jackson and Sydney’s biggest wobbegong sharks, blue grouper, moray eels and in the shallows be on the lookout for octopus and a colourful variety of nudibranchs. The odd weedy sea dragon is not an irregularity.