Welcome to the Jetty Dive Newsletter. April 2018
Dive Travel.… Plan your adventure with us for 2018 and 2019
Check out these organised Dive Trips and think about planning your holiday in 2018 and also 2019. Why not make it a Dive Holiday with Jetty Dive!
Galapagos Islands Trip April 2019 has only 2 spots left!
Our Holiday to the Galapagos Islands is a Trip Of A Lifetime. Its cost and distance is huge, but it is something you will probably never do again, (and neither will we), so coming with us now, means You will do it!
The 7 days are aboard the Galapagos Master, a luxury live-aboard DIVE boat. It is not just a trip that will allow you to do a dive or two at the Galapagos Islands, it is dedicated to do up to 20 dives in the 7 days. Land tours are included as well, so you get to see the wonders of this world heritage remote location.
Schooling Hammerhead Sharks are common at the time we are going and apart from the other amazing animals unique to this area, we are in Mola Mola (Sunfish) season too. Click here to see full details of this trip.
Exclusive Bookings close this month, so be quick if you are keen, as the last two spaces will go quick after that!
Final Call for Truk Lagoon Trip in May 2018
If you have a last minute urge to join our holiday to Truk Lagoon, I think we can still get you on-board! Our trip is set to head out on May 5th and is for 8 days and a great price of $3,095. Twin Share accommodation,12 dives and flying ex Brisbane, it is great value for this magical Wreck Diving wonderland. We have a great crew of divers who are all set to go, if you miss this one , we won’t be going to Truk again until 2020. The flight travel pathway to this location is not guaranteed, so this great deal may not be there next time we do it.
More details of the trip are on our Truk Lagoon, “Best Wrecks in the World”, 2018 Trip webpage, so check it out if you are keen.
You still have a chance of joining us on this holiday to Magic Island Resort and Malapascua in the Philippines. This trip is almost full, but for a couple of spaces and again is a great value! Staying 6 nights at Magic Island resort diving 8 dives plus a day travelling to the Whalesharks at Oslob. Then we move to Malapascua and do 6 dives including diving with Thresher Sharks. Total of 10 nights accommodation, 14 dives and flights ex Sydney, check out the details on our Philippines Trip page
It’s on again, a Shark Dive trip in Fiji, only this time we are going to Beqa Lagoon Resort. This trip is all about the experience of Feeding Big Sharks, like Bull Sharks, Lemon Sharks and Nurse Sharks. In one previous trip we were lucky to also see a Tiger Shark. This particular location it’s not a matter of If you see a Tiger Shark, it is how many do you see. They have regular dives where more than one Tiger Shark comes in for a feed! The trip has 6 Shark Dives and 4 Reef Dives from the boats, and unlimited house reef shore dives. At a cost of $3195 including ALL MEALS, this is great value too. Check out our new travel page on Bega Island Resort Dive Trip
Future trips beyond these ….
Return to Truk Lagoon… May 2020 Manta Ray Madness at the Maldives……November 2020 Hammerheads in Okinawa Japan…..Feb 2021
SUUNTO Treasure Hunt and DEMO DAYS
13th and 14th April 2018
Join us on Friday 13th or Saturday 14th April for a Charter Trip, and test drive a Suunto Dive Computer of your choice. We will have Leonard from Suunto join us with a range of Suunto Dive Computers. If you are interested in trying a Suunto Computer, join us! Along with free use of the Suunto Computers, we will have a Treasure hunt to find the missing Computer! If you find it during your dives, you will win a Free Double Dive Trip!
If you would like to book the use of a particular model of Computer let us know when you book in for the diving.
Suunto’s Latest addition to their range is this EON Core shown here in 3 colours. Has an excellent colour screen and amazing features including Bluetooth of Logbook details to your phone.
Local Trips Away- Join us for a quick trip up or down the road.
Fish Rock Cave – South West Rocks.
We are planning just a quick day trip drive to South West Rocks to dive Fish Rock Cave. We have mid week trips planned as well as a Weekend day trip.
If you would like to join us, either during the week or only on weekends, let us know when you are available and we will include you in, when the conditions are good in May or June.
If you need transport down there, we will be taking a Van and can easily fit you in.
Byron Bay and North Stradbroke Island.
These two locations are great for weekend getaways. Manta Rays Diving at North Stradbroke Island, between November and April, and Julian Rocks has unusual critters and Leopard Sharks in the summer time. We are asking if you are interested and would like to join us on a group dive rather than diving in those areas on your own. We are planning for next summer now.
Local Dives with Us!
We are hoping to start running a regular trip to North Solitary Islands. We have customers asking often enough to go that way. Whether you are local or are travelling to Coffs Harbour for a dive from away, If you would like to try diving the Northern Islands, let us know and we may be able to schedule a trip that way for you. Weather plays a bigger part in our plans as it takes 60-75 minutes to get there. Cost is $30 per diver extra, to cover the boat costs, and minimum numbers are required.
We are keen to get to this amazing site more often, if we can. It is specifically an Advanced Deeper dive and ideally suits the PADI Deep Diver course, with depths up to 40 mtrs possible. The site is exposed to current and sea conditions, so the “moons need to be aligned” a bit to make it worth travelling 2 hours north in our boat to get there. An extra $70 per diver for the long trip there. Last trip, which was last year, happened to be the best conditions we have ever seen at the “Pin”. The feature of this dive is a underwater pointed peak, rising from 40 mtrs deep to within 12 mtrs of the surface. within this mountain, is a swim through type cave that is huge and usually loaded with fish, including Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod and circling the peak is often schools of Pelagics.
DSMB Training and Practice on Charter Trips
What is an DSMB? It is a Deploy-able Surface Marker Buoy and some of the instructors and staff carry them, so in the event that we need to make a mid-water safety stop, it can be done safely by sending a marker buoy up from 5 mtrs and allow the divers to conduct a stop with ease. It is not a hard skill to develop, but it is a skill, as risk of being dragged to the surface by entanglement is possible. With this in mind, we are making it available to those who would like to try the skill, an opportunity to do it with guidance on a normal dive. Be sure to discuss it when you book in, so we can plan and prepare the Dive Leader. We do allow divers to do their own thing with a buddy and not our groups, but having a DSMB is a safety requirement.
Learning Local Navigation
A lot of our locals are able to navigate their way around our local sites, and we are finding some choose to do that so they can enjoy a dive with just a buddy and not a group. If you are wanting to do that and not confident about finding your way back to the boat, we encourage you to discuss the Local Navigation with us and we will step you through our more common dive-sites. You can lead us around on dives (the best way to learn!) until you are comfortable too. Again, make sure you discuss this when you book in, and having a DSMB is a safety requirement.
If you haven’t heard, we are now running the PADI Freediver course, including a trip out to the Solitary Islands. The course has a self study Theory component, Practical session in the pool and then a morning Freediving from the boat. More details are on our Webpage : www.jettydive.com.au/padi-freediver-course/
Join DAN and be covered for Diving emergencies
You will notice a DAN logo on the side of our website pages, This is a link to a promotion that DAN are running to encourage more members. Membership to DAN covers you for emergency evacuation anywhere in the world, and as divers that is great additional insurance, especially for those diving on their holidays.