SOLITARY ISLAND MARINE PARK
Located just a short boat ride from Coffs Harbour, the Solitary Islands Marine Park offer world-class diving that’s easy to get to and, as the name suggests, is guaranteed to be uncrowded. That’s just one of the reasons why it’s where divers who are in the know go.
The Solitary Islands are also home to perhaps the most diverse range of marine life on the Australian coast. On a single dive you might see turtles, a variety of Clown Fish, Dory, Manta Rays and schools of Grey Nurse Sharks. As an extra colourful bonus some areas also have up to 100% coral coverage.
So whether you’re an old hand who lives, breathes and sleeps diving, or a wide-eyed beginner, you can rely on the Solitary Islands to provide some of the most spectacular year-round diving on the Coffs Coast.
Popular dive sites
Roll in and get your adrenalin pumping with Solitary Island’s Shark Dive! Immerse yourself within an excess of 30+ Grey Nurse Sharks while drifting through an underwater arch. Swim along the gutters surrounded by boulders and ridges a depth of 30 metres.
Barney the Loggerhead Turtle, and Charlie the Blue Groper are regular friends that visit here. Along with an array of marine life in the gutters and boulders, including Angelfish, Black Cod and Frogfish.
GREY NURSE GUTTERS
Sliced by gutters radiating out from the shore in depths from 10 meters to 18 meters, Shark Gutters is well known for its abundant fish life and sightings of Grey Nurse Sharks.
PLAN YOUR DIVE TRAVEL
There’s more to the Coffs Coast than below the water. Discover your perfect diving holiday below.
From retreats, resorts, holiday parks, hotels, motels, apartments and every type of accommodation imaginable, find out what’s available on the Coffs Coast.
With kilometres of coastline, lakes, rivers, a 71,000 ha marine park, estuaries and waterways – each provide a beautiful backdrop to sail, surf, fish and kayak.
Your dive holiday would not be complete without treating yourselves to the delights of freshly cooked beachside breakfasts, headland picnic, fine dining overlooking the Marina or a delicious cocktail in a chic hideaway bar.