Welcome to the August 2022 Jetty Dive Debrief! This is our newest addition to the blog – the “debrief”. Here we are going to let you know how the water has been, what the season showed us, any interesting or noteworthy details, and what we’ve achieved as a shop!

Seasonal Marine Life Activity:

Lots of dolphins have been hanging around our boats in the month of August, both on Whale Watches and dive trips. The month has been filled with sightings of Grey Nurse Sharks, from 15 on the 7th, 8-10 on the 11th,

On the 11th we spotted 2-3 eagle rays, 6-8 turtles, and a fur seal enjoying the sun! There were still plenty of turtles on the 12th seeing around 6 – 8. On the 27th we saw the return of a seal, greeting some divers at their safety stop.

August started our Whale Swimming season. It was a slow start to the season, with unfortunately inconsistent weather, but we have enjoyed success on several of our Whale Swimmign experiences.


PADI Open Water Divers

Congratulations to our newly certified PADI Open Water Divers:

Emma, Tina, Rory, Nicholas, Kristina, Hannah, Dillon

– Good work, divers!

PADI Advanced Open Water Divers

Congratulations to our newly certified PADI Advanced Open Water Divers:

Katie- Congratulations!



On the 6th visibility was 15-20m dropping to 12-15m on the 7th. We had 12-15m on the 12th, and 8-15m on the 13th. On the 20th it was 8-10m. On the 27th and 28th it was 20m visbility, and the 31st was 15m.


Temperature was consistently 18°C throughout August.

Sustainability and the environment

This section we are dedicating to showing what steps we are taking to reduce our environmental impact. It might include incentives we have implemented or tried through the month, or programs we have participated in. We intend to expand upon our conservation efforts page with everything we have implemented in store – as we are doing much more than this page shows!

As avid PADI Aware contributors we love to show our environmental support of the underwater world. We are planning on upgrading our instructors to teach the PADI specialty course “Divers against Debris”.

Photo of the Month

Photo by Kerry Coleman Photography

The Month Ahead!

As we continue forth with Whale Swimming we are excited to see how those trips pan out. As previously mentioned we are meeting with PADI to improve how our business and courses run.


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About the Author

Tara is Jetty Dive’s Office Manager and IT Lady, Social Media Queen, Crazy-Fish-Lady, and as she likes to say – “Self-Appointed CEO”. You’ll find her sitting at her desk surrounded in pink, but happiest either on or under the water.

Tara on Mega Wild, with a grin on her face

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