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JETTY DIVE NEWSLETTER!What's in this edition!
The Solitary Islands Dive News at Coffs Harbour
Welcome Again to another Jetty Dive newsletter! June 2011
We hope you all have been enjoying these beautiful months of Autumn and have been experiencing some great diving. We have! Winter is a great time of the year for diving, so if you havn't dived in a while dust off your gear and come out for some fun at the Solitary Islands has been unreal!
Local Conditions and News...When the weather has been right, we have had great diving conditions at the Solitary Islands! The water temp is now sitting at a 21/22C and has been consistantly beautiful and blue! June and July are known to be months of the year where we notice a change in types of marine species at the Solitary Islands. Already we have seen the amazing Giant Cuttlefish and the Grey Nurse Sharks have started to make their way back around to the Cleaner Station and Shark Gutter moorings. We had around 20 Nurses at Manta Arch the other day!
If you have been looking at our Dive reports lately you would have realised the changes we've made. We have modified our reports to give you more information regarding water clarity, tempereture, surface conditions, and a brief newsflash on what impressed us the most on our day out diving. We update these details after every day of diving!
The Humpback Whales are here!
Please spread the word! Jetty Dive doesn't only offer Scuba Diving, we are now WHALE WATCHING!.
Whale Watching has become a adrenalin adventure with our new boat "Wild Fin". We are offering a "fun, fast ride" out to the whales and back with most of the trip time quietly with them. Our trips are typically 11/2 hours which is as much time as you need to see the whales, and short enough to avoid sea sickness. So bring your friends out for a adventure ride and enjoy the action
"Wild Fin" is a NEW 12m purpose built Adventure boat. Equiped with padded seats, toilet, shower and full protection from the elements. "Wild Fin" which is powered by two 350hp V8 engines will jet you around the Coffs Coast while still delivering a smooth, comfortable ride.
Book in now! Click here and Email Us.
2 Overseas Dive Holidays coming up..
Dive the biggest most accessible wreck in the world!
Quick trip! 1st to 7th November 2011.
6 nights & 8 Dives for only $1,695
Never Dived the SS President Coolidge?? This is such a great short trip.. so easy to do and will only take a week of your holidays! Flying direct from Brisbane, you are at the "Coolidge" in no time, diving the biggest shore dive wreck in the world!
What a great price for a trip with so much Wreck adventure!
Andrew is leading this trip, so come along and enjoy great tropical wreck diving with friends!
So many different dives on just one wreckStarting at the Cargo Holds with all the trucks and jeeps, or the Promenade deck with guns and gas masks littering the decks, you will see how big this boat is, and it gives you a taste for more in the days to come. The history of the wreck becomes facinating as you want to know more about it.
As the week goes on, your diving goes further into the Coolidge, visit the iconic "Lady" wall hanging, the Mosaic Fireplace and penetrating though the Engine Room Cut in the side of the boat to the Engine Room.
Even count the colours of the tiles in the Swimming Pool (if you can at 55 mtrs deep!) or Cargo Hold 5 and 6, towards the rear of the wreck, and maybe even the Stern with its COOLIDGE name across the back.
Staying at Deco Stop LodgeWith a lovely view over the Segong channel, the Deco Stop accommodation is either in dorm style rooms of 4 beds and ensuite, to twin share ensuited rooms (at a extra cost of $98 per person for the trip) The trip includes 6 nights and a continental breakfast daily. Espiritu Santo is known as the adventure island with tours to limestone Millenium caves, Champagne beach and the famous Blue Pools as well as village tours and more, for the non-diver.
Limited Space is available on this trip, so book early to avoid missing out!
Truk Lagoon Wreck Dive overseas trip May 2012
Living WWII history again!
3rd - 11th May 2012, 11 Dives, 8 nights and airfares for only $2495 ex Cairns*
Or add the 4 nights and 8 dives Extension for an extra $900!
Would have to rate as the best warm water (30c) wreck diving in the Pacific, no, the world! 60 WWII japanese wrecks underwater with amazing corals and marine life.
Mike and Deb are leading the trip again.
So it is on again in May 2012!If you are a diver that has thought you will get there one day. Make that day in 2012 and come with Mike and Deb.
Truk Lagoon is accessible from Australia leaving from Cairns, via Guam to Truk. It sounds a long way, but is really just an overnight flight. We are planning to stay in twin share accommodation at Blue Lagoon Resort, a lovely outlook over the islands of Truk.
There is over 30 wrecks to diveThe Wrecks vary greatly from shallow ones with Coral galore, like this picture of Deb on the Fujikawa Maru. It shows the typical soft corals that are growing on the decks and rigging of these wrecks, sometimes, with all the growth of coral, it's hard to pick that it is a wreck!
The deeper wrecks are not hard to dive, it's like diving in a warm swimming pool when in Truk lagoon, so, other than watching no-deco limits, it is no different to shallow wrecks.
The deep ones do hold some fantastic relics though, from Planes and Tanks on the decks of the Nippo and San Francisco Maru to a Bulldozer and Traytops utes in the Hoki Maru. There is quite alot of fishlife on the wrecks, the deep ones usually have patrolling sharks and Pelagics, whilst the shallow ones have lots of colourfull tropicals.
Local trip away..
Need to get away for the weekend!
Come and dive Julian Rocks at Byron Bay with Jetty Dive!Jetty Dive is leading a trip to Byron Bay for their divers to dive Julian Rocks on the 23rd and 24th of July. The weekend schedule is as follows;
Drive to Byron Bay Saturday morning and complete one dive with Sundive Byron Bay that afternoon. Catch up for dinner and a laugh after the dive and check out some of Byron Bays culture. Stay overnight in Byron and complete 2 more dives on Sunday
before travelling home that afternoon.
Julian Rocks Marine Reserve is situated just off the coast of Byron Bay. The subtropical marine waters are home to an assortment of Rays including Mantas, Grey Nurse Sharks, hard and soft corals and over six hundred different species of fish!
Weekend Diving Julian Rocks with 3 dives and 1 night share accommodation $220Special Equipment Rental Packages are available.
Join the Jetty Dive Crew for an action packed weekend!
Images thanks to the team at Sundive, Byron Bay.
Coming later this year...Big Cat livaboard trip at Brisbane's Morton Bay
Recieve massive savings by being a Jetty Dive Gold Member! 2011 memberships now due!
Your costs are covered in just two trips!Jetty Dive Gold Club Membership is an annual term running June to May. By being a Gold Club Member you recieve;
There is a cost of only $100 per year! The year starts every June 1st so Become a Gold member now for the coming year! We think this is a great offer, and with this, we hope you can enjoy more diving, more often!
Think your alright at underwater photography? Well join our competition and see how you stack up!Entry into the comp is free and if you've got the best shot we'll shout you a free double dive trip to the Solitary Islands and publish your shots on our website. Not a bad deal eh! We'll be running the competition monthly and all the staff here at Jetty Dive will be the judges. No bribery allowed!!
If you havn't got a camera yet and wanna join in on the fun then check out these latest specials
To enter the Competition, follow the link to our Photo Comp Page
It might be small but it's mighty powerful!New from "Go Pro" is the HD HERO, a high performance 1080p High Definition underwater Video Camera. This amazing little device is waterproof to a crazy 60m and is protected from rocks and other hazards by a removable polycarbonate housing. The HD HERO will record up to 2.5 hours on a single charge and up to 9 hours total on a 32GB SD card. Having a number of options, it is also a 5MP stills camera.
Weighing only 167g and 42mm x 60mm x 30mm in size the HD HERO is easily handled. A huge list of accessories are also available including numerous styles of mounting systems, additional battery packs, replacement housings, and lens kits.
Now for the most impressive feature, the price! The Go Pro HD HERO, Naked version is only $349.00 on our online store Go Pro HD Hero Naked camera page
Got any mates that you think would love to try Scuba Diving?? Tell them about our latest great offer!We are now offering the Padi Open Water Diver Course for $495.00 Incuding 2 extra BONUS Free Dives at the Solitary Islands Marine Park once your certified!
The Padi Open Water Diver certification allows you to dive anywhere in the world, without supervision!
Want to know more or Book on to a SCUBA Course.??
Click here and Email Us!
Take the next step and become a Padi Advanced scuba diverJetty Dive is offering this special package for a limited time only...
The PADI Advanced Scuba Diver Course consists of 5 specialty dives that YOU can choose! Some of these specialties are;
The course cost is only $395.00 plus the "Adventures in Diving" manual $49.50.
Start this course before the end of June and we'll give you 2 extra boat dives at the Solitary Islands for FREE! Thats a massive saving of $160.00!
That's 8 dives in total!
Want to know more or Book on to a Advanced Course.??
Click here and Email Us!
Not only just come diving... When you become a PADI Master Scuba Diver, you've reached the highest non professional level in the PADI System of Diver education. It means that you've acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments.
Become the "Best of the Best in Recreational level Scuba Diving".
You earn this rating by diving it. Writing your ticket to endless adventures through the experience and training that set you apart as a PADI Master Scuba Diver.
Firstly, take your Diver training to PADI Rescue Diver level, why not? It is a great course to give you a level of skill to help others as well as yourself!
Along with that, complete 50 dives and include five Specialty courses.
Choose your specialties from a list of many including:
You are probably doing dives that use the skills, why not have a certificate to prove it!
Be one of the First 5 Divers this year to Become a Master Scuba Diver and get a Free NITROX Double Dive!Click here for details on the Master Scuba Diver Challenge
Sale prices are on in store stock till sold out!
Is your dive gear a little past it's used by date??
Check out these amazing offers
Just add $199 to swap gauges for a computer!
Please check out our Online Store for these specials!
We offer even more Special Prices on our Online store!
So check out our online store or email us, and just let us know what you want, and we can give you our best price!
That's all Folks! Hope you like it.
Andrew.... For the Team at Jetty Dive Centre
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