Explore North and South Solitary

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Australia Day Weekend Away
3 Days / 2 nights
$ 650

Price Includes:

  • 2 x Double boat dives (2 dives North Solitary & 2 dives South Solitary) *weather dependent*
  • Dives on Sunday 24th & Monday 25th 
  • 2 Nights Share accomodation
  • Tanks and Weights
  • FREE Nitrox
  • Divemaster Guide

The Solitary Islands Marine Park is the third largest marine protected area in New South Wales.
It covers a total area of 71,000 hectares and extends along 75 kilometres of coast, from Coffs Harbour north to the Sandon River mouth.
The park is home to a huge diversity of marine life, with a tropical, temperate and sub-tropical species of fish, coral and algae being the main attraction for divers. Signage indicates where specific activities such as diving, fishing and collecting may be undertaken.

The Solitary Islands Marine Park is well known for its underwater gems and superior diving.
Blending of tropical waters from the north with temperate waters from the south bring together a unique mix of species, including more than 550 fish, 90 corals and 600 molluscs.

The islands area is a draw card for divers, with a different diving experience at each island.

  • North Solitary Island hosts more tropical species due to the greater influence of the East Australian Current's warmer waters.
  • It is home to Anemone Bay, which has the world's densest aggregation (or "carpet") of anemones and their anemone fish. The range of corals and fish is incredibly diverse.
  • South Solitary Island also offers a tropical/temperate experience.  Anemones and corals co-exist with kelp and cooler water species.
  • Find 'all things big' at South Solitary, including "big" fish, such as schooling pelagics, grey nurse sharks and the giant cuttlefish, a temperate species believed to have its northernmost breeding site at this island.
  • Both Split Solitary and South West Solitary Island have good coral cover and a range of diving experiences.