JERVIS BAY – The Cream of Southern NSW Diving Aboard Oceantrek
JERVIS BAY – The Cream of Southern NSW Diving Aboard Oceantrek

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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 forming caves, tunnels, archways, drop offs and terraces providing homes to the many and varied sea creatures that live in and around the bay.

The best way to dive Jervis Bay is on the18m live aboard Ocean Trek. Ocean Trek accommodation is for up to 23 guests in ten rooms. Ocean Trek has a spacious dive deck  and when you are not diving you can relax in the large dining and saloon area with CD deck ,video ,TV and tape deck. A marine reference library is available for divers reference while on board. Oceantrek is a sister to ship to Big Cat Reality so you will find her similar in style larger and more spacious accommodation.

Diving from Ocean Trek gives you the unique opportunity in that you can do as much or as little diving as you want. Have a dive after breakfast, again after lunch and why not hit the water again for a late afternoon dive. After dinner there is always the chance to experience the magic of a night dive as well.

The diving in Jervis Bay is special and the Ocean Trek gives you access to the best of it. With over 30 sites to choose from there ranging from 4m to 40m+ there is no reason why you would have to do the same dive twice! Unless it was just so amazing you had to! You will see underwater life is abundant, with big schools of yellowtail and old wives. The sponge gardens support a vast array of life including Sea Baskets, Starfish, Seastars, Nudibranchs, Pygmy Leatherjackets, Red Indianfish, Weedy Seadragons, Seahorses, numerous rays, Blue Grouper and much more.

The movement of water into the sheltered bay means that there are giant underwater bommies/boulders that have weathered slowly over time, which hide giant cuttlefish, Port Jackson sharks, Blue Devil Fish, Wobbegongs and southern rock lobster . There are underwater cliffs and cracks, there are drop offs and large caves to explore and these are home to grey nurse sharks (Carcharias Taurus).

 

Dolphins.

 

 

 

 

DIVE INFORMATION

Suitable for Open Water Divers (certified to 18 metres)

Depth ranges from 4 – 40 metres

Diving by yourself? We will buddy you up with another diver with similar experience

 

TRIP DATES & PRICES

Ex Jervis Bay- Thursday, 23- Tuesday, 28 April 2015 @ $960 per person

Ex Brisbane- Thursday, 23- Monday, 27 April 2015 @ $1,500 per person

 

Oceantrek - Image : Tom Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUDES

14 scheduled dives
4 night’s accommodation on board Oceantrek
All air fills
Tanks and weights
All meals aboard Oceantrek

 EX-Brisbane Also Includes:

Return flights from Brisbane to Sydney
Additional night in a motel in Huskisson on Monday
2 Bag allowance – one for dry gear, one for dive gear
Return private bus transfer from Sydney to Jervis Bay

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

Travel Insurance
Personal Spending Monies
Excess Luggage surcharges
Meals unless otherwise indicated
Personal dive gear unless otherwise indicated

 

Giant Cuttlefish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEAR HIRE

PDS is able to with a wetsuit, BCD, regulator, computer, tanks and weights for the live aboard, however this must be communicated prior to the trip. Each diver must provide their own mask, snorkel, fins and boots (not available for hire from PDS, however is available from the operator). Torches are also available and are subject to availability.

If you are travelling from Brisbane, the gear hired must be collected from us prior to the trip and included in your luggage allowance.

If you are meeting us in Jervis Bay, it is advised to hire your gear directly from the operator. Please contact us for hire rates.

ITINERARY
For those departing Brisbane, we fly to Sydney onThursday afternoon where the group will be greeted by a private bus to drive you down to our awaiting Oceantrek at her dock in Huskisson. We will stay on her on Thursday evening and secure our berths ready for departure on Friday morning. We then enjoy the cream of Southern NSW diving until Monday afternoon where we will return to Port and check into our motel for the night in Huskisson before catching our bus back to Sydney airport to meet our return flight to Brisbane early Tuesday afternoon.

For those meeting us in Jervis Bay, we will meet you- TBC

Exact timings and details will be communicated to the divers booked onto this trip closer to the date.

PADI SPECIALITIES SUITABLE FOR THIS TRIP

Advanced Open Water
Under water Navigation
Nitrox (Enriched Air)
Deep Diver
Digital Underwater Photographer
Underwater Photographer
Underwater Videographer
Search and Recovery
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Underwater Navigation
Dry Suit Diver
Shark Awareness
Underwater Naturalist

This is the perfect way to complete a specialty course as you have already paid for the dives!!

Note- Some specialties are site and conditions dependant. All efforts will be made to complete course dives on a booked trip, however if conditions do not allow it the diver will have to book onto another trip to complete the course requirements.

HOW TO BOOK
Download the booking form attached to the page. Complete the required fields, scan and email to inf[email protected].

 

 

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