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The Solitary Islands Weekend Retreat – Two incredible locations, one phenomenal weekend!

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The Solitary Islands Weekend Retreat – Two incredible locations, one phenomenal weekend!

                  THE TRIP The South Solitary Islands Marine Park The Solitary Islands Marine Park runs for 90 km north of Coffs Harbour; which is centrally located between Sydney and Brisbane, on the NSW north coast. This is where the warm Great Barrier reef waters from the north, meet the cooler southern waters from Sydney and below. The sheltered Island havens are warmer than the coastal waters producing a unique blend of tropical and sub-tropical fish life, hard and soft corals, and spectacular marine life. With over 25 exciting dive sites we...

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The New South Wales New Years Dive Spectacular!

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The New South Wales New Years Dive Spectacular!

                  The Trip 7 nights, 8 days, at least 12 dives and 6 world class dive destinations.  This is truly the best of Mid and Northern NSW diving. This trip is always popular and never fails to impress. However this year we have upped the ante again! This year we are diving the biggest hot spots on the NSW coastline covering all major dive destinations between Byron Bay and Sydney! This is truly the BEST OF NSW! Escape the craziness of Brisbane and head south for a week that you will replay on your deathbed! Like a diving advent calendar...

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Lord Howe Island – Diving a World Heritage Site!

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Lord Howe Island – Diving a World Heritage Site!

                    The Trip Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia; just a 2 hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane, is one of the worlds most beautiful World Heritage listed islands surrounded by a stunning NSW Marine Park. Warm tropical waters and cooler temperate currents have created a diverse range of marine life, a unique mix of both tropical and temperate water fish. In short, a diving and photography paradise! Lord Howe Island is an irregularly crescent-shaped volcanic remnant in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New...

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SS YONGALA & MINKE WHALES- WRECKS, WHALES & REEF ABOARD THE MV KALINDA

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SS YONGALA & MINKE WHALES- WRECKS, WHALES & REEF ABOARD THE MV KALINDA

THE TRIP Humpback whale encounters are common during the months of July, August and September. Unlike the Dwarf Minke Whales who love the crystal clear waters of the outer reefs, Humpback whales are seen more at inshore sections of the Great Barrier Reef, often during a surface interval in between dive at sites like the SS Yongala and while cruising around Magnetic Island or the Palms Group. Townsville outer reefs are visited by the Dwarf Minke Whales far more frequently than the Ribbon Reefs from Cairns. Our dive operator is the only operator to visit (or know) these...

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A Spectacular Weekend Away at Nelson Bay, NSW.

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A Spectacular Weekend Away at Nelson Bay, NSW.

                THE DIVE SITE Nelson Bay at Port Stephens is one of the hidden gems of diving on the Eastern seaboard of Australia. Whilst it’s secrets are well known to the divers of Sydney and the central coast the majority of Australia is yet to discover the amazing encounters waiting for them below the waters of Nelson Bay. You can encounter Grey Nurse sharks in large numbers, Port Jackson sharks,pipe fish, sea horses, seals, endemic nudibranchs, turtles, rays, and a myriad of fish. A true wide angle and macro photographer’s paradise...

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Post Processing Course at Byron Bay with U/W Photography Legend Ross Gudgeon

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Post Processing Course at Byron Bay with U/W Photography Legend Ross Gudgeon

                THE DIVE SITE Discover the Magic of Julian Rocks in Byron Bay – One of the Top 10 dive sites in Australia! According to a story from the Bundjalung people a jealous husband threw his spear at the canoe of his wife and her lover. The canoe broke in two and sank to the bottom of the ocean. Only the back and the front of the boat stuck out of the water, creating a rock formation just 2.5 km off shore. Named by Captain Cook in 1776, Julian Rocks in Byron Bay consists of ancient sedimentary rock, remains of a volcanic eruption more...

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Dive for a weekend at South West Rocks and Fish Rock Cave

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Dive for a weekend at South West Rocks and Fish Rock Cave

The Dive Site Fish Rock Cave at South West Rocks is consistently rated as one of the Top 10 dive sites in Australia and with good reason! The gutters around Fish Rock are swarming with Grey Nurse Sharks all year round, as this is a critical stop point as they migrate up and down the Eastern seaboard of Australia. Escape the craziness of Brisbane and head south for a weekend that will have you buzzing for months to come! Join us as we get up close and personal with the Labradors of the sea and explore the hidden wonders of Fish Rock Cave. The biggest issue with this site is depth. We highly...

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JERVIS BAY – The Cream of Southern NSW Diving Aboard Oceantrek

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JERVIS BAY – The Cream of Southern NSW Diving Aboard Oceantrek

                    THE TRIP Located approximately 2.5 hours drive south of Sydney. Jervis Bay is consistently ranked as one of the best dive locations to dive in NSW. Jervis Bay has crystal clear water with viz. ranging from 10-25m. The dive sites at Jervis Bay are numerous and each site offers something different. Dive sites usually range in depth, so divers can set their own depth limit in accordance with their experience. The giant sandstone cliffs that ring the entrance to the bay have over millions of years collapsed into the sea...

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Ice and Altitude diving in Jindabyne – Take your diving to new heights and depths!

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Ice and Altitude diving in Jindabyne – Take your diving to new heights and depths!

              THE TRIP Take your diving to new heights and depths with the PADI Altitude and Ice Diving specialty courses! This is the ONLY course of it’s kind in Australia! If you are looking for a challenge or to do something that even few divers have done, THIS IS IT!! Not only will you be trained to dive under the ice, you will also do your altitude course on a piece of Australian history as we dive Old Jindabyne town in Lake Jindabyne!  This is unique in itself as it is one of only a handful of towns in the world where you can dive and even...

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Dive Australia’s newest wreck, the Ex-HMAS Adelaide!

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Dive Australia’s newest wreck, the Ex-HMAS Adelaide!

                THE TRIP HMAS Adelaide was the lead ship of the Adelaide class of guided missile frigates built for the Royal Australian Navy, based on the United States Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates. She was built in the United States of America and commissioned into the RAN in 1980. During her career, Adelaide was part of Australian responses or contributions to the 1987 Fijian coups d’état, the Iraq invasion of Kuwait, the Indonesian riots of May 1998, the INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce, the  War in Afghanistan, and the...

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Grey Nurse Shark Overload at Seal Rocks, Forster, N.S.W.

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Grey Nurse Shark Overload at Seal Rocks, Forster, N.S.W.

              THE TRIP A dive at Big Seal Rock, when the grey nurse sharks are in, is the most unforgettable experience. Descending the rock wall, you will come upon a wide gutter at 21 m, which has a small cave cutting into the rock face. Usually schools of kingfish, drummer and trevally circle the gutter, while turtles, wobbegongs, stingrays and Port Jackson sharks can be seen resting on the bottom. Between summer and winter the gutter is often filled with dozens of grey nurse sharks. You can sit on the edge of the gutter and watch these large sharks...

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Dive the Magnificent South Solitary Islands Marine Park

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Dive the Magnificent South Solitary Islands Marine Park

                THE TRIP The Solitary Islands Marine Park runs for 90 km north of Coffs Harbour; which is centrally located between Sydney and Brisbane, on the NSW north coast. This is where the warm Great Barrier reef waters from the north, meet the cooler southern waters from Sydney and below. The sheltered Island havens are warmer than the coastal waters producing a unique blend of tropical and sub-tropical fish life, hard and soft corals, and spectacular marine life. With over 25 exciting dive sites we will not be limited in our choices of dive...

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The Ultimate Easter Eggstravaganza – The Best of New South Wales!

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The Ultimate Easter Eggstravaganza – The Best of New South Wales!

        This trip sold out quickly last year and was talked about for months after! So why would we change the winning formula?! Well we have! You get an extra two dives at South West Rocks! Given the action in Shark Alley at the moment I am sure the extra two dives will be used getting up close and personal with these marvellous sharks! Escape the craziness of Brisbane and head south for a weekend that you will replay on your deathbed! Starting off the Easter long weekend we are heading down to South West Rocks to dive at Fish Rock Cave, hitting up the South Solitary...

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Wooli – Pimpernel Rock and the North Solitary Islands!

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Wooli – Pimpernel Rock and the North Solitary Islands!

  THE TRIP The islands are just a short 20 minute ride away and will provide you with some absolutely world class diving. The islands are not only home to the temperate species, but being the southernmost limit of permanent colonies of tropical species. North Solitary Island is only 7 nautical miles from Wooli. The marine park reserve is famous for a diverse variety of marine life, thickly populated at different dive locations around the island. At the north eastern end is a small sheltered inlet called Anemone Bay. The boulder strewn site is carpeted with anemones and numerous Anemone...

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Australian Giant Cuttlefish, Leafy Seadragons and Great White Sharks!

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Australian Giant Cuttlefish, Leafy Seadragons and Great White Sharks!

THE TRIP OPTION ONE- Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions Only Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions want you to see Great White Sharks! And not just a quick flashing pass of grey, they want you to really see and experience the wonder and amazement of Great White Sharks. Get that tickle down your spine as one of the world’s prehistoric, amazing and definitely misunderstood fish swims by you. After nearly 50 years, Rodney and Andrew Fox are the world’s foremost cage operators and they can hold their heads up high knowing that their combination of more time on location, more cages and less people makes them...

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