Solitary Islands half day Dive Trips, Coffs Harbour NSW’s tropical Diving!

jetty dive boats Wild Fin

jetty dive boat “Wild Fin”

Solitary Islands half day Dive Trips are our specialty! Join Jetty Dive aboard their World Class Dive Charter Boats!

To see the best diving around the Solitary Islands Marine Park, you must venture offshore to the Solitary Islands themselves, located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales.
You will be amazed the variety of Marine life! A mixture of fish from the tropics and sub-tropical varieties as well. Out there the water is usually much cleaner and warmer because of the East Australian Current.

The South Solitary Islands are 30 to 40 minutes travelling time on our fast boat, so comfort is important, and size counts! The North Solitary Islands are up to 75 minutes away from Coffs Harbour, so the speed we have available on our boats counts!

Why Jetty Dive’s Solitary Islands half day Dive Trips!?

The Boats! … Big Boat Comfort without the crowds!

Charter dive trips on Wildfin
“Wild Fin” a 12 metre Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat,

  • “Wild Fin” is built for speed and comfort!Jetty Dive is the home to the most spacious, comfortable Dive Charter boat in Coffs Harbour.
    It is the only “Big” Dive Charter boat between Forster and Wooli.
  • “Wild Fin” is of suitable size to provide the highest level of comfort and conveniences. Shelter from the Sun, Rain and Rough seas. You do not get cold or wet and it’s not too bumpy!
  • A Toilet and easy access Ladders are features of our boat, that make a big difference to your comfort.
  • Small group sizes are important, we have qualified staff to allow the groups we lead, to be small and not too crowded.

“2 Wild” a 10 metre Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat,

  • “2 Wild” is built for speed and comfort!
    Jetty Dive is the home to the most spacious, comfortable Dive Charter boat in Coffs Harbour. “2 Wild” is 2 metres shorter than “Wild Fin”, but performs in the sea as good. With economical but powerful engines, “2 Wild” can run extended trip with ease.

    jetty dive boats 2 wild

    jetty dive boat “2 Wild”

  • “2 Wild” is of suitable size to provide the highest level of comfort and conveniences. Shelter from the Sun, Rain and Rough seas. You do not get cold or wet and it’s not too bumpy!
  • A Toilet and easy access Ladders are features of our boat, that make a big difference to your comfort.
  • Small group sizes are important, we have qualified staff to allow the groups we lead, to be small and not too crowded.

 


 

When do we run Snorkel and Dive Charter trips?

We conduct Solitary Islands half day Dive Trips (two dives on one trip) on a daily basis departing:

  • 7.00 to 7.30am returning at approx 12.30 pm.
  • Afternoon Dives are scheduled in busy times, check with the shop for timesCharter Dive trips morning tea
  • Between the dives we supply light refreshment (Soup, Tea, Coffee, Savoury & Sweet Biscuits, Seasonal Fruit, and Sweets).
  • We dive in small groups, with a FREE Dive Leader service available. You will dive two fantastic locations at the Solitary Islands.
  • Rebreather Divers are welcome! However our schedule of two dives is not altered, you may choose to do 2 x 1 hour dives or arrange to complete 1 long dive. A guide will not be able to join you unless they are on a Rebreather on the day. Cost is the same as a Double Dive.

Certified divers can elect to dive without guides. 

Additional costs if you require a personal guide.

 


 

How much does the Solitary Islands half day Dive Trips cost?

Prices as from April 2016

Snorkel Trips. May be with divers in the morning or afternoon, depending on conditions and demand.Charter Dive trip

Double Dive Trips. Two dives on a single morning trip with approx 1 hour surface interval.

  • Double Dive Trip to South Solitary Islands… includes Second tank … $130
  • Double Dive Trip… with tanks and weights… $145
  • Double Dive Trip… with all equipment … $175
  • Double Dive Trip to North Solitary Islands (sometimes doing 3 Dives on 2 tanks) – $ 160*
  • Double Dive Trip to Pimpernal Rock – $200**

Night Dive trips, Single dive on a trip to Split Solitary Island

  • Night Dive Trip… with all own equipment …$90
  • Night Dive Trip… with tanks and weights …$100
  • Night Dive Trip… with Full gear hire ….$120

 

Wildfin - Jetty Dive boats for diving and whale watching

Wildfin – Jetty Dive boat for diving and whale watching

*North Solitary Island Trips are 50 – 75 minutes each way and are dependent on good weather and diver numbers (minimum of 8 divers) and usually by arrangement only. Gear and tank hire is extra.

**Pimpernal Rock trips are by special arrangement and reliant on weather and currents. Minimum number of 10 divers. Gear and Tanks extra.

 

Nitrox fills add $10 for 2 Dives! (All Nitrox divers must have a Nitrox certification)

 

Weekend Dive Packages (2 Days)

Includes 4 boat dives at the Solitary Islands and air fills

$250 per Diver

Tanks and weights add $30 per diver, full gear hire add $80

Long Weekend Package (3 Days)

Includes 6 dives at the Solitary Islands and air fills
$370 per Diver
Tanks and weights add $40 per diver, full gear hire add $120

Mid-Week Package (4-Day)

Includes 8 dives at the Solitary Islands and air fills. This is dependent on a minimum of 6 people for the Dive boat to operate.

$490 per Diver

Tanks and weights add $60 per diver, full gear hire add $160

 


 

Do we need to book?

 

Yes, indeed!

The Solitary Islands half day Dive Trips rely on minimum numbers, and have maximum limits too, so prior bookings are essential! Be early in busy times!

A deposit is required to secure your booking. Deposits are fully refundable if 48 hours notice before the trip is given. (Also refunded if trip is cancelled by us, due to weather) (Refer to part 29 of our terms and conditions for more details)

 

climbOnBoatDive Charter trips are weather dependent, and may be cancelled if unsuitable sea conditions prevail, Rain does not constitute for bad weather, in fact it can be better, and fish come closer!

 

Don’t forget if you are vulnerable to Sea Sickness, you may want to take medication!

 

Download a Dive Charter form and bring it in with you to save time before the charter.

click here to Email US for any Booking or question!

 


 

DAILY Snorkel Trips

Adventure Snorkel trips to the Solitary Islands. Trips depart on a daily basis with scuba divers or 8.30am if a snorkel only trip, returning 11:30-12:00pm. You will visit two exciting snorkelling sites during your morning adventure. All snorkelling equipment rental (mask, fins, snorkel and wetsuit) is included.

Snorkel Trip (2 dives) – $ 75.00

 

 


 

PRIVATE Charter Trips

2 Wild Dive BoatDepending on demand, we can offer private boats, or charters to suit your requirements – choose our ‘OWN BOAT’ option – Dive where you want, when you want.
Please contact us for further assistance.

 

 


Whale Watching Trips

Whale Watch trips run up to 3 times daily during the Whale Migration season for June till November, see our Whale Watching page for more details

Whale Swim Trips

Yes we Swim with Humpback Whales! Find out more on our Whale Swim at Coffs Harbour page

 


 

 

The Solitary Islands Marine Park

The Solitary Islands Marine Park on NSW North Coast, boasts some of the best diving in the state. We have a unique blend of tropical and ecologotemperate fish life found only in this region. The sanctuary zones around the islands protect our corals and fish, for divers to experience the area in it’s natural state.

 

Guided underwater tours are our speciality, taking you through the best sites. We have dived the area for years, and know the locations and their features. Grey Nurse sharks of “Manta Arch”, Blue Tangs of “Boulder Wall”, Lionfish of “Buchanan’s Wall” or the coral gardens and Nudibranch’s of Split Solitary.

 


 

To Book on to a trip…

Click here and Email Us!

or Phone us Toll Free to 1800 003 230

 


 

PROUDLY the only PADI 5 STAR DIVE CENTRE on New South Wales north coast for over 19 Years!

In fact, The only PADI 5 Star Dive Centre on the Banana Coast at Coffs Harbour! From Foster to Byron Bay! Hey we’ve been here on the Coffs Coast, longer than that! (A PADI Centre for 19 years! And a Dive Shop for over 35 years!)