Welcome to the September 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!

Events of the Month

This month we hosted a PADI Pro forum with Jack from PADI. This night was held to keep all of our divemasters and instructors up to date with the latest in PADI – from new programs being offered to updates to course details. Jettty Dive was the recipient of an award, too! We recieved “Outstanding Contribution to Entry-Level Training for 2022”. This was awarded due to an increase by a major percentage of entry-level (Open Water Scuba Diver and Scuba Diver courses) certifications. Thanks to all our newbie students for being a part of that!

Mike, Jack from PADI, Deb, and Tara
Mike, Jack from PADI, Deb, and Tara
PADI Forum Team 2022
PADI Forum Team 2022
Mike and Jack from PADI receiving award 2022
Mike and Jack from PADI receiving award 2022

Seasonal Marine Life Activity:

On the 10th we saw 6-8 black cod which is a good amount after the few seen throughout the past months! On the 11th we saw two wobbegongs eating a third wobbe which was quite the sight! On the 17th our instructors lost count of the amount of Grey Nurse Sharks, assuming 35+! This is a regular occurance for our cold water months, but still a spectacular sight even for our instructors who’ve done thousands of dives at the solitaries. Big numbers of sharks continued throughout the rest of the month, with 20+ on the 24th of September.


PADI Open Water Divers

Congratulations to our newly certified PADI Open Water Divers:

Stephen, Jye, Ethan, Jack, Dan, Russell, Elizabeth, Xavier, Ruby, Renee, Paul

– Good work, divers!

PADI Advanced Open Water Divers

Congratulations to our newly certified PADI Advanced Open Water Divers:

Daniel, Michael, Rosanna, Samuel

– Congratulations!

Rosanna and Samuel also completed their Enriched Air Nitrox Course! Double Whammy!



Visibility was low at the start of the month, from a top of 10m on the 10th and 11th. It was up to 15m-20m on the 17th, 10-15m on the 18th, and back to 10m on the 20th, staying at this until the end of the month.


The temperature was pretty consistently 18°C apart from jumping up to 19°C on the 11th, and down to 17°C on the 28th.

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!

Jetty Dive takes ocean conservation seriously, and our Divemasters always remove any rubbish or waste that we find underwater – whenever it is safe to do so.

I went on one dive in september with divemaster Rosie and what we found is pictured on the right!.

This month we continued with some more subtle environmental efforts, something that we try to always maintain in store – and that’s reusing. After a cleanup of our office cupboards we’ve found many old office products and supplies that are still good – but nothing we can use. I’ve listed these items on facebook marketplace for free and have had a few people pick them up. I much prefer to have others get use of them than throw them out!

We are in the process of implementing PADI’s Dive Against Debris course to be one we can teach here at Jetty Dive! Watch this space!

Rubbish removed from the ocean on 17th Oct 2022
Rubbish removed from the ocean on 17th Oct 2022

Photo of the Month

Whale breaching out of blue water, showing it's full stomach and two pectoral fins
Breaching Whale – (BT Photography, Sept 2022)

The Month Ahead!

October is the last month in Whale Watching season! We anticipate the season tieing up around the weekend of the 24th. The weather for october is warming up and the water is following not long behind. It’s also hammerhead season! 👀 Keep your eyes out, and look up when diving with us!


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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