Manta Arch at South Solitary Island rated as a Special Dive in Australia by dive article

“So special is the Solitary Islands Marine Park, established 25 years ago to protect the unique marine life the environment holds, that we nominated it as one of our favourite places to dive for a recent article by Bupa Travel Insurance, ‘Scuba Diving Adventures Around Australia​’. Diving off this part of northern NSW coastline offers an amazing mixture of tropical and sub-tropical marine life. The East Australian Current pushes warm tropical water down the east coast resulting in a plethora of fish and coral. Solitary Island is the turning point, where hard and soft coral flourishes over the rocky sub-structure.
It is unique to this area to have Clownfish like “Nemo” and Blue Tangs like “Dory” swimming freely underneath the Grey Nurse Sharks and schooling fish from the south.”

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