North Solitary Islands Weekend | 4 Dives | 2 Nights

From AUD $395.00
  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Wooli, NSW
Join us for a weekend away with friends. The little town of Wooli is only a 4 hour drive south from Brisbane or 3 hours from the Gold Coast and provides the best access to the North Solitary Islands. Arrive on Friday night and depart on Sunday afternoon.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4 Dives incl. tanks
  • Large 'State of the Art' Dive Boat with toilet
  • 2 Nights Accommodation (spacious and modern with balconies, BBQ, kitchen etc.)
  • Buffet Dinner on Saturday night
  • Hot soup and snacks in between dives
  • Tour Guide and Divemaster Service
  • Limited to 14 Guests
  • Non-Diving guests welcome (enquire for pricing)

NORTH SOLITARY ISLANDS

The Islands are just a short 20 minute boat ride away and will provide you with some absolutely world class diving. The Islands are not only home to the temperate species, but being the southern most limit of permanent colonies of tropical species, you are certain to be amazed by the diversity of sealife. The gardens at Anemone Bay are home to myriads of Anemone Fish including the now famous Clownfish, and anywhere you are likely to see turtles, rays, and Grey Nurse Sharks as well as smaller macro life such as the numerous species of Nudibranch. The size of the Islands that make up the North Solitaries provide a variety of sites, each having its own micro habitat, and also means that there are nearly always sheltered diveable sites available.

THE DIVE VESSEL

Designed specifically for diving, the Kraken is a 12m aluminium cat powered by twin 300hp Suzuki outboards. She has twin side doors for easy entry into the water, an easy to use ladder to help you get back on board, and has a very large deck. Of course a toilet is on board for your convenience. This all makes for a very relaxing trip out at the North Solitary Islands. A delicious morning tea of hot soup and tea and cake is always served during the surface interval and you can even sunbake on the front deck and enjoy the ocean view.

ACCOMMODATION

Relax on the verandah overlooking the river and its bush views across to the spectacular sunsets. The accommodation comprises of self-contained and separate upstairs and downstairs units. Please note that you must bring your own linen and towel.

The upstairs unit accommodates up to 10:

  • Double with ensuite (first in best dressed. Couples preferred)
  • Double (first in best dressed. Couples preferred)
  • 2 x 2 Bunks
  • Extra mattresses
  • Kitchen
  • Living Area
  • Verandah
  • 1 bath room and 2 toilets

The downstairs unit accommodates up to 6:

  • Double (first in best dressed)
  • 2 x 2 Bunks
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen


(Linen is not provided)


DIVE EQUIPMENT

  • Hire gear is available at discounted all-weekend rates. Simply add it on the next page.
  • Weights are NOT provided by the charter operator but can be arranged through us free of charge, however you have to add this to your booking as we do not transport spare weights on a just in case basis. Alternatively, you can hire a weight belt at Wooli Dive Centre for $15.
  • A 7mm wetsuit is recommended or 5mm plus layers (19-20 degrees water temperature).


EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel to and from Wooli (carpooling is available ex Brisbane or Gold Coast)
  • Dive equipment other than tanks (no weights provided. See details above under equipment)
  • Food except for Saturday night
  • Gluten Free diet requirements (enquire for costs)
  • Drinks
  • Personal spending money
  • Travel insurance
  • Linen and towels

BOOKING AND PAYMENT

  • 50% Payment is required at time of booking
  • Balance payment is due 14 days prior to the trip date

ITINERARY
  • Arrive on Friday night from 3pm onwards
  • Settle into your accommodation and fill in Dive Waivers
  • Meet on Saturday morning at 7:30am downstairs (suited up)
  • Load all your gear (unassembled) onto the shops ute
  • The jetty is just across the road
  • Load the boat and assemble your gear
  • Depart by 8am for 2 dives
  • Hot soup and cake is served in between the dives
  • Return to the main land by 1pm
  • Leave your dive gear locked up on the vessel
  • Relax for the remainder of the afternoon
  • Dinner will be served by 6pm (theme buffet or BBQ)
  • Sunday morning will start in the same way as Saturday
  • Meet at 7:30am for the final 2 dives of the weekend
  • Return to the main land by 1pm
  • There is no rush to check-out. Take the time you need
  • Wash your gear and pack-up 
  • Meet up for lunch (optional) at the main pub

TIPS & HINTS

  • Wooli has only a general store. No large supermarket.
  • There is a really good coffee shop, 'Little Fish Espresso' right near the accommodation, open 7am to 2:30pm
  • There is a petrol station (Caltex)
  • The main pub has great food (try the pizzas!!!)
  • There is a bowls club next to the accommodation
  • The accommodation should be left the way you found it (wash dishes etc.)
  • Travel time from the Gold Coast is about 3 hours and 15 minutes
  • Contact us if you are intending to arrive later than 10pm
  • Let us know at time of booking if you have dietary requirements (Saturday dinner)
  • There is no set itinerary for Saturday afternoon (relax and catch-up with others)

DIVER REQUIREMENTS

  • Be qualified as an Open Water diver with any agency
  • You must present your diving certification card on the day
  • You must use a dive computer
  • You must carry a snorkel and Safety Sausage

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Simply follow the booking process to view our standard and trip specific Terms and Conditions including our cancellation policy. Please ensure you read all the fine print prior to completing your purchase.