Sowild shot out to South Solitary Island this morning for a double dive. Escorted out by a pod of humpack whales steaming north, we had nearly glass out surface coniditons and a quick trip out to sea.

First up, divers saw themselves entering the water at Manta Arch. Visbility dropped ever so slightly since yesterday, where we had about 15-20 metres of vis. While only a few Grey Nurse Sharks were actually cruising in and out of the arch, we had about a dozen sitting in the surrouding area. A frog fish was seen, along with nudibranchs if you were a diver with a keen eye!

Most of the divers got in at Cleaner Station for their first dive, swimming around to meet our Open Water Students who were again at Manta Arch. The highlight of this dive was the number of Grey Nurses that were in the back gutter. All in all, we saw probably around 40 grey nurses pon this dive- just not all in one spot like yesterday! A massive Eagle Ray was seen in the Cleaner Gutter, a Green Turtle, as well as a single Queensland Grouper!!!

Congratulations Wayne For completing your PADI Open Water Diver Course!

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