Did you take advantage of our Living Social and Jump On It sale last weekend? If you did, it’s time to book your course and secure your place!
Our courses are booking VERY fast! In order to book, you’ll need to send us an email, or give us a call and give us your email address over the telephone.
You will recieve an email with our list of available course dates, and all you need to do is select a date that fits into your social calendar! Easy!
When you’ve chosen a date and you’re ready to book, you’ll need to email us with you PDF Living Social voucher as an attachment, pop dow your full name and the dates you’d like to book, and shoot it to us in an email.
You’ll recieve an email back from us with either a confirmation or other possible course dates if the course you selected is full.
If you have any questions, please send us an email or give us a call- we are more than happy to help!
PHONE: 02 9502 2221
St George Underwater Centre currently have a wonderful deal on a BRAND NEW Apollo BCD and Regulator, saving big money for some fantastic gear!
We have a brand new, never been used Apollo Bio Lift SQR BCD in a size large in store at St George Underwater Centre. The BCD is a perfect recreational BCD, with a plush padded cupport, integrated weight system, lots of D-rings for clipping on your goodies and nice, deep pockets. The BCD also features a soft neoprene padding around the neck to avoid stitching hitting the tender spot along your hairline (trust me, you notice it!).
The Bio Lift SQR is a retail value of $1299, and we have only one left, in a size large, for the sale price of $500!
Looking for a new set of regs? Try these! The Apollo Bio Regulator is a great, easy to breathe regulator and is the perfect reg for any level of diver. Coming with your 1st, 2nd and occy stages, thhis Bio Reg set comes with a flex occy hose for easy use with your buddy and the 2nd stage regulator is a ball bearing, meaning it moves with you and you’ll never feel like your reg is restrictive when you move around underwater. Apollo scuba equipment is made in Japan and are known for quality diving equipment! These regs are brand new, and we have recently replaced the mouth pieces, so you’ll be the first and only person to use these regs!
We have one reg set left and Kel has marked these down to $499.00! These won’t last long, so come in and grab them soon or you’ll miss out!
Special Deal! If you purchase the Apollo Bio Lift SQR BCD (Size large only) and the Apollo Bio Regulator set for $1000 and recieve 5 free tank hires OR 10 free air fills.
Come in and see our staff to try on the BCD or we can arange to send it to you if you don’t live locally!
Send us an email at email@example.com or give us a call on 02 9502 2221!
On the October long weekend, 7 divers and 2 partners made a long journey to Wooli on the far north NSW coast for a weekend of diving at North Solitary Island (and North West Rock). Even though we had a long drive (over 8 hours from Sydney) and despite the less than ideal weather, we had a fabulous time.
We stayed above the Wooli Dive Centre in very comfortable accommodation. The place was huge and very clean with multiple rooms. While there were nine of us staying there, we easily had room for at least another 5 people. The best part about the accommodation was that it was right across the road from the wharf so we could gear up there and walk across the road and get onto the boat each morning.
First thing on Saturday morning we boarded the boat for the 20-30 minute ride out to North West Rock. The water was a bit rough but the boat rode comfortably through swell.
The first dive was at a site called Fish Soup. The boat moored on the western side of North West Rock where we entered the water. We swam through a gap in the island to the eastern side and then swam south amongst some huge boulders. Around and between the boulders were large numbers of large fish including, fusiliers, morwong, sweetlips and blue groper. At the based of many of the boulders were beautiful bright yellow sun corals. A grey nurse shark was seen.
After pottering around the boulders for a while we headed back through the gap and back to the boat. Once everyone was back in the boat we headed over to North Solitary Island, around half a kilometre to the south east. We had intended to dive at Anemone Bay on the northern end of the island but the moorings were taken by other boats so we headed to around half way down the western side of the island to a site called Bubble Cave. After we stopped we had a cup of soup each and some banana cake while waiting for a sufficient surface interval.
For the dive at Bubble Cave we descended the mooring line and swum through a number of gutters. The bottom of some of the gutters were carpeted with thousands of anemones and the anemones hosted many anemonefish of two species: barrier reef anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos) and blue-lip anemonefish (A. latezonatus). We eventually headed towards shallower water and towards the bubble cave itself. Colin and I didn’t go all the way to the bubble cave but those that did were rewarded with a lionfish.
After we were all back in the boat we headed back to shore – a 30-35 minute trip. The seas had already started to come up and there was a chance we’d not be able to dive on Sunday. Mick, the boat driver, said that if it was not too rough, we’d be able to do two dives at Anemone Bay. That was our plan as we got off the boat.
After cleaning our gear and ourselves, we had planned to walk up to the bowling club for some lunch. Before we left we were hit by a massive thunderstorm with strong winds, heavy rain and hail. We were lucky we weren’t caught in it. Instead we stayed in for egg and bacon sandwiches kindly cooked up by John. The storm was only short lived and the Sun came out and it was a beautiful afternoon.
For dinner we had a tasty barbecue cooked on the balcony of our accommodation by John again – he’s a pretty good cook. We had a quiet night of eating, drinking and chatting. We also had a slightly shorter night because Daylight Saving kicked in on Sunday morning and yet we still had to be ready for the dives at 7am.
Sunday morning the weather looked pretty good even though the forecast was for strong southwesterly winds and seas to 3 metres. The Sun was even out for most of the time we were diving. The conditions were such that we’d have a bit of a bumpy ride out but as Anemone Bay was on the northern tip of North Solitary Island, it would be protected from the rough weather. At 7:30am we headed out and arrived at Anemone Bay at around 8:10am and were in the water shortly after 8:20am.
Like the Bubble Cave site, The bottom of Anemone Bay is covered in anemones. We mostly saw the same two species of anemonefish, but also saw a couple of black anemonefish (Amphiprion melanopus). For the first dive we mainly swam around the middle of the bay, heading towards the shallows at the end of the dive. We saw a number of nudibranchs, a couple of wobbegongs and even a turtle. In addition to the anemones, there were a lot of stony and soft corals covering many of the surfaces.
Back at the boat we had a cup of soup and banana cake while waiting for the second dive. For the second dive we headed west down a deep gutter with a vertical wall on one side. Various invertebrates were on the wall including corals, nudibranchs, Christmas tree worms and sea stars. We saw more wobbegongs and also a lionfish.
The seas had come up during the dives and the Sun had gone behind the clouds but the trip back was with the swell and not as rough as the trip out. On the way back we were lucky to see a pod of dolphins as well as 2 or 3 whales breaching. Once was so high that even its tail fluke was out of the water.
Back on shore, the weather conditions deteriorated again so the timing of the dives could not have been more fortunate. It pretty much rained for the rest of the afternoon. Lunch was take-away and dinner for most of us was at the Wooli Hotel-Motel. After a quiet evening back at the accommodation we had a good night’s rest and a fairly early start for the trip back to Sydney.
Overall the trip was fantastic. While the weather was far from perfect, the conditions were fine for diving and the diving itself was excellent. Wooli Dive Centre provided a great service with both comfortable dive boat and accommodation. I will make every effort to attend the next trip and encourage others to come as well.
St George Underwater Centre currently has a wonderful BCD special for those who are looking for a new BCD. We have two Scubapro Classic Plus BCD jackets in a size small and a size XL, valued at $1299.00 each for $550.00!
We have one of each size, and only two at this very special price!
The Classic Plus is a fantastic BCD for any level of diver, with comfortable and adjustable fittings, plus lining and a traditional feel. Come in store and try one on for yourself!
These BCDs won’t last long, so give us a call and we can ship it out to you, ready for diving this weekend.
Live locally? Come and take a splash with us this weekend and grab this BCD on the way! Call it an early Christmas present for yourself!
THE XL BCD HAS BEEN SOLD.
We still have the Small BCD availabe.