Discover Scuba Diving at the Solitary Islands Marine Park

Have you always wanted to experience scuba diving? Short on time? Here’s your chance!

Discover Scuba Diving is a first time SCUBA DIVE EXPERIENCE and a day you will not forget! The PADI Discover Scuba Diving course is 1 day of fun!

Experience the THRILL of the other 70% of the world – the underwater world.

Complete a short online course at home before arriving, join us for a pool training session with one of our Instructors, and then experience the rush of two ocean dives at the Magnificent Solitary Islands Marine Park.

The Discover Scuba Diving session will have you SCUBA diving under the strict guidance of your PADI Scuba Instructor. Truly an experience that will not be forgotten.

This experience can also be extended to a day of training and then a half day of diving and give you the PADI Scuba Diver certification and card.

Here is the Discover Scuba Diving Schedule!

Before you start: Use the links below to create your own PADI account and complete the online theory required for this course.

Click here if you are using a mobile phone or tablet.

Click here if you are using a computer.

Day 1

After completing your online learning component at home you’ll be ready to gear up at the shop and head to the pool with an instructor. You’ll spend some time getting used to swimming around on SCUBA and learn the basic safety skills. Yes that’s right, you’re breathing underwater!

Day 2

Now its time for the real thing. Two adventure packed dives with your PADI Instructor as your tour guide at the Magnificent Solitary Islands Marine Park from one of our comfortable dive boats. Scuba experiences are a great way to try scuba diving for the first time and a lot of fun. You will receive a personalised A4 colour wall certificate so you can brag about your adventure! It’s easy, action packed FUN!

When can we go?

Discover Scuba Diving can be taken any day our dive boats are going! We are dependent on some weather conditions.

Course Pricing

Discover Scuba Diving – with 2 Dives at the Solitary Island Marine Park –  $345

Discover Scuba course – pool session only –  $100

Costs based on minimum of 2 people, private individual (one on one) also available! Group deals are available!

Gift Certificates are available for this great experience, just purchase the Gift Certificate and let them nominate the days of their choice.

What’s Included?

  • All instruction
  • SCUBA equipment rental
  • Pool session
  • Two dives at the Solitary Islands Marine Park
  • In season, you may have the chance to see dolphins and whales during the boat trip.

Prerequisites for the Discover Scuba Experience:

You do need some basic swimming ability. The minimum age for Scuba Experiences in the ocean is 12. Under 12, check out our Bubblemakers Pool Session. Oh, and don’t forget your swimmers, towel, and sunscreen! A Dive Medical is NOT required prior to an Experience Programme, however a simple medical declaration needs to be completed. If you have previous issues with asthma, epilepsy, chronic heart or lung disease, collapsed lung, chronic sinus problems, high blood pressure, or are taking certain medications you may be required to gain a clearance from a doctor. If you have any questions about this, please call us!

What is the next step after the Discover Scuba Experience?

PADI SCUBA DIVER is the next step up from this experience. A 2 day course with more extensive theory and skills training, along with 2 Scuba Dives.

PADI OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVER is the course that allows you to become a certified Scuba Diver to dive the world, again and again!

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