After a few days out of action, sea conditions improved allowing us to head out with a boat load of keen divers to South Solitary Island for a double dive. The blue water was still evident, being able to see the bottom comfortably from the surface.
Dive one, we had one group descending at Manta Arch and drifting around to Cleaner Station, whereas the other groups descended at Cleaner Station, and explored the top end of the island. Divers at Manta Arch went through the arch, and estimate approximately 20+ Grey Nurse Sharks. Large Black Cod were also in sight, in addition to large schools of travelly. Divers at Cleaner Station  were greeted by Green Sea Turtles, more Grey Nurse Sharks, Lobsters, a Yellow Box Fish, and loads of different Nudibranchs. A Mantis Shrimp was also spotted in the swim through at Shark Gutters.
During our light refreshments during our surface interval, a large Loggerhead Turtle was chilling on the surface enjoying the morning sun, whilst having some breaths.
Dive two, all divers did a drift from Shark Gutters to the Gantry. More Grey Nurse Sharks were spotted, additionally more Nudibranchs, Green Sea Turtles, schools of Fusiliers, Flounder. Three squid were hanging around the Gantry Mooring, which is our featured image for today’s Dive Report.


Visibility: 25-30m
Temperature: 22 degrees

Where to find us.


Jetty Dive Centre Dive Shop is at 398 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450. This is where you begin your experiences with us! All Scuba Dives and Snorkelling must check-in before moving to departure point.


All our boats leave from the Public floating pontoon wharf opposite the “Attitude Burgers “ building.

Jetty dive google maps with markers for priority locations