Scuba Diving On The Coffs Coast

Solitary Islands Marine Park – WHERE DIVERS IN THE KNOW GO

Located just a short boat ride from Coffs Harbour, the Solitary Islands Marine Park offers world-class diving that’s easy to get to and, thanks to its location, is guaranteed to be uncrowded. That’s just one of the reasons why it’s where divers 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.

Grey Nurse Shark At Manta Arch


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 at a depth of 30 metres.

Turtle At Cleaner Station


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 Shark At Shark Gutter


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.

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Plan 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 provides 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 picnics, fine dining overlooking the Marina or a delicious cocktail in a chic hideaway bar.