So wild had a “so wild” time underwater today! The day was looking good when we were escroted to South Solitary Island by a pod of 6 Humpback Whales migrating north! They wished us good luck and went on their way, but we still heard them underwater!

The south end of the island had a bit of wind, so we tucked in at Manta Arch for the first dive. 15 metres (plus?) of blue water awaited us, with about six Grey Nurse Sharks waiting for us at the bottom of the moorning line alone! With groups spilitting between the arch and the back gutter, there was an abudance of Grey Nurses to see! Another highlight were the Banded Coral shrimp, which you could find if you looked closely in the rocks!

After a surface interval, we dropped in at Shark Gutters for a drift down to South Boulder. The sun came out and the vis got up to about 20 metres, but progressively got dirtier the further south you went. A leopard Shark was sighted lying in the gap, an odd time of year to be hanging out at South Sol! Lots of schooling fish were out and about today. A MEGA massive Eagle Ray crusied by Cleaner mooring, just in front of a big Green Turtle!

Congratulations to our four new PADI Open Water Divers, Tahahni Hayden Cora and Riley! Another big congrats to Laurie whose finished up her Advanced PADI Open Water Diver Course today!

Conditions Report

Visibility: 15-20 metres

Temperature: 21-22°C

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