Saturday 20th January 2018-Back at South Solitary Island

Saturday 20th January 2018-Back at South Solitary Island

After a few days of rough seas and strong winds, we were out at South Solitary Island again yesterday and today. With the swell dropping today, conditions were suitable for diving but not fantastic. Visibility picked up to around 10 to 15 metres today in patches, however it dropped slightly during the morning with the tide.…

12th January 2018 – Open Water Divers swim with Turtles

12th January 2018 – Open Water Divers swim with Turtles

Visibility was still a little low today along with the temp but the marine life under water was in abundance. With both boats out we had all the students on Wildfin and certified divers on 2 wild, the northern end was the calmest although there was no wind what so ever. All the divers had a…

11th January 2018 – Ray city at South Solitary

11th January 2018 – Ray city at South Solitary

The Ocean today was beautiful and flat which made surface conditions awesome!! although the water was a little dirty and cold South Solitary Island still had a lot to offer including Bull Rays, spotted Sting Rays, Shovel Nose Rays and an absolute monster on a Grey Sting Ray which would of measured an easy 6 metres…

10th January 2018 – Manta Mania!

10th January 2018 – Manta Mania!

Again today a Manta Ray was spotted at South Solitary Island this morning! Cruising the shallows around Shark Gutters, some of our divers were lucky enough to spot this gentle giant. Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod, Turtles and Bullrays were just some of the highlights. Vis 10-12m, temp varying from 19-22c.

9th January 2018 – Marine Park Comes Alive

9th January 2018 – Marine Park Comes Alive

We had a slightly bouncy trip out to South Solitary Island today but found shelter at Buchanan's Wall for dive one, after some morning tea dive two was a drift from the top end down to The Gantry. Our divers saw lots including Turtles, Bullrays, Blue Tangs, Banded Shrimp, Wobbegongs, Hammerheads in the gloom and some…

Monday 8th January – Manta Monday at South Solitary Island

Monday 8th January – Manta Monday at South Solitary Island

February and March are months of the year when we are more likely to see Manta Rays at South Solitary Island. Arriving a little early, we were pleasantly surprised to see our first Manta of the year cruising the shallows of the Gantry. Other highlights on today's dives included Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod, Turtles and…

7th January 2018 – Hammer Heads hanging around at South Solitary

7th January 2018 – Hammer Heads hanging around at South Solitary

Today's dives at South Solitary Island were amazing!!! With both boats full and ready to go we arrived to a welcoming 22C and 20-30m visibility. All the divers today seen lots including Turtles, Porcelain Crabs, Painted Crayfish, Grey Nurse Sharks, Black Cod and a few of our divers were lucky enough to see 20 Scalloped Hammer…

Saturday 6th January – Manta Ray and Hammerheads just some of the highlights!

Saturday 6th January – Manta Ray and Hammerheads just some of the highlights!

Today's spectacular sea conditions allowed us to dive at North Solitary, North West Solitary and South Solitary Islands. Some our divers were lucky enough to spot Hammerhead Sharks at both North and South Solitary Islands while a Manta Ray was the highlight at North West Solitary. Visibility was a glorious 20-25m and water temp between 23-24c.

3rd January 2018 – Orangutan Family make South Solitary Island Home

3rd January 2018 – Orangutan Family make South Solitary Island Home

We had Wildfin and 2Wild completely packed today with Students and certified divers, once at South Solitary Island the northern end was the suitable site due to a steady southerly winds blowing. Dive one our divers saw lots of schooling fish, Bullrays, Blue Spotted rays, Grey Nurse Sharks, a large Kidako Moray Eel and some beautiful…

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OFFICE LOCATION

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.

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

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