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Sydney Double Boat Dive - Sydney - Manly

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Charter Sealife V in Sydney

Many of the world's best scuba diving sites are accessible only by boat. Whether you've never tried a boat dive or you've logged dozens, it can often be a little easier than entering from shore, such as during our Learn to Dive program. PRO DIVE's Sealife V is the biggest, most frequently operated dive boat in the spectacular Sydney Harbour and beyond!

Our Boat: Pro Dive's Sea Life V
Our state-of-the-art 43ft Steber dive boat 'SEALIFE V', offers an outstanding level of service and comfort. 'SEALIFE V' carries a full range of dive equipment to cater for 19 Divers. Onboard facilities include galley, toilet, a massive diving deck, dual ladders, comfortable undercover seating and twin 430hp diesel engines to get you effortlessly to and from the dive sites.
 
Departs:
  • Nov - March
    • Mornings - Thur/ Fri/Sat/Sun
  • April- Oct
    • Morning -  Fri/Sat/Sun
  • No. of Divers: 20
  • Duration: 4.5 Hrs
  • Dive Sites: 20+ Dive Sites - View Schedule
  • Gear Hire: Hire Department on Board, Nitrox Available
  • No. Dives: 2 Dives Per Trip
  • Services:  Refreshments between dives, hot showers on board
  • Departs/Returns - More Info
    • Rose Bay Ferry Wharf
      • Departs 8.15am and returns 12.45pm 
    • Manly Yacht Club 
      • Leaves 7.45am Return 1.10pm
  • Minimum Certitication: Openwater Diver

Services on Board:

  • Full Gear Hire Department
  • Dive Brief- note you are welocme to dive as a buddy team
  • Dive Buddy for Single Divers
  • Dive Guides if seleceted
  • Refreshments between dives
  • Marine Toilet 
  • note as 1st of April Nitrox is a free option if you have a nitrox certification
 

Inclusions


  • Scuba Gear Hire [options to select when booking]
  • Free Nitrox
  • Live Boat Schedule [dive site variety]
  • Light Refreshments
  • Dive Briefing [experienced divemaster or instructor]
  • 2 Dives [at different sites]
  • Dive Guide - if Selected
  • Dive ratio's with divers who have less than 20 dives 6-1 with more than 20 dives up to 8-1


 

 

Itinerary


Morning Dives

From Manly Yacht Club
Departs 7.45am - please be at the wharf 15 minutes prior to departure
From Rose Bay Ferry Wharf (top of boat ramp)
Departs 8.15am - please be at the wharf 15 minutes prior to departure

Afternoon Dives

From Rose Bay Ferry Wharf (top of boat ramp)
Departs 12.30pm - please be at the wharf 15 minutes prior to departure
From Manly Yacht Club
Departs 1.00pm - please be at the wharf 15 minutes prior to departure

Please note:  Rose Bay has a new Ferry wharf THIS IS NOT THE WHARF WE PICK UP AT, we pick up at the wharf at the top of the boat ramp.

Please be at the wharf 15 minutes prior to departure


*WARNING - parking is difficult in Sydney and especially at peak times during the day, we encourage you to arrive at your chosen pickup point at least 30-40 minutes prior to departure. If you miss the dives due to traffic and/or parking issues, you will forfeit your dives as per our terms and conditions.

Number of Divers on Board:
20 Divers

Minimum Certification:
All Divers must be a qualified Open Water Certified Diver and bring proof of certification with them. We do nominate the certification level on our boat dive schedule, if we believe the site is more suitable for advanced level or experienced divers.


Where We Dive:
We have planned Dive Sites. To view our list of Dive Sites please click on the link below. All dive sites are weather dependent

Pro Dive Sydney Boat Dive Sites

It is important to note that if it is unsafe to dive at our planned site due to the sea conditions, Pro dive does retain the right to choose another site. If you decide not to do the dive cancellation conditions will apply. Please review our Cancellation Terms


Live Status and Online Site:
Because we have live status on this website, it is possible to check availability and make bookings 24x7.

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Requirements


  • You must hold a valid dive certification from any of the internationally recognised training agencies to dive with us
  • Minimum requirement: open water diver
  • Diving Experience
    • If you have done less than 10 dives, you must have dived in the last 6 months.
    • If you have more than 10 dives, you must have dives in the last 12 months.
    • If you have done more than 50 dives, you must have dive in the last 24 months
    • If you have done more than 100+, you must have dive in the last 5 years.
  • Proof of certification must be presented before boarding
  • Please read through our terms & conditions

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Equipment

Can I bring my own or hire a rebreather unit onboard?
Rebreathers are more than welcome on Sea Life V, however a 1hr dive time limit is applied to bring them in line with our other divers for time management reasons. We currently do not have Re-Breathers for hire.
Do I need to pick my hire gear up before the dive?
No, all the scuba equipment you will need is onboard
Boots, gloves, torches and open heel fins not supplied.
Please contact us prior to departure if you are exceptionally large or small so we can arrange the correct equipment for you.
Are Din values available onboard?
They are not available onboard.
Din- yoke adaptors are available for purchase from the dive centres.
Can I dive with Nitrox and is it any additional cost?
Yes, Nitrox is available to those divers who have their Nitrox Certification. (You will need to provide record of certification on boarding) 

Other

My friend/ partner is a non diver who would like to come out for a harbour cruise or snorkel, is this possible?
Yes, non-divers are more than welcome to come and sit with the boat crew and if they wish they can have a snorkel around the area while the diver are in the water.
The non diver/ snorkeller price is $95.00.
Subject to passenger availability.
How big is the boat Sealife V and what facilities are on board?

Our vessel has:

  • A 13m/43ft Stebber hull.
  • Twin 321kw Cummins engines, cruise up to 25 knots. This makes us the fastest dive vessel in Sydney which means less travel time and longer bottom time for you!
  • A toilet.
  • Hot showers to rinse after a dive.
  • A galley where you will be served hot & cold finger food and soup between dives.
  • An oxygen unit.
What will be the maximum depths I will be diving?
Open water Certification instructs to depths of 18m.  Junior Open water Certification instructs to 12m

Travel

Where does the vessel Sealife V pickup from and how may I access these pickup points?
We have two pickup points north and south of the harbor.
On the south side we pickup at Rose Bay Wharf which is located inside Lyne Park found along New South Head Road at Rose Bay (approx 20min drive from City centre) and can be reached by the Rose Bay ferry, from Circular Quay, or by the Watson's Bay bus route, numbers 324 & 325, which also departs Circular Quay.
See here for ferry timetables
See here for times of the 324 & 325 bus routes (intermittently, the 323 can be used).
Journeys to Rose Bay can take 10 to 15 minutes by ferry; 45 minutes by bus (bus travel can be traffic dependent - please provide enough time for traffic delays!). 
Taxis are also an option for travellers from Sydney's CBD - a taxi trip to Rose Bay may cost as much as AU$40.
Parking at Rose Bay is available - unlimited parking may be found directly out the front of the Lyne Park public amenities block (west side); all other parking zones within Lyne Park are 1hr - it is recommended that dive customers driving to Lyne Park, Rose Bay, use the 4 hr zones found intermittently along the adjacent main road, New South Head Road.
On the north side of the harbour we pick up at Manly Yacht Club, a short walk from Manly Ferry Terminus. Facing back towards Sydney on this terminus, you'll observe a pathway on your left leading around to the Yacht Club jetty - one of the small finger wharves jutting from the shore. 

Dive Training

I've lost my certification card or travelling and left my card at home?

Lost your card and need a replacement or need immediate verification to be able to dive or book onto a specific dive course, this information should assist you.

Click here to learn more about Card Replacement or Vertification

 

Price

Note all prices are Per Person.

Double Dive - Tanks/Weights, BCD, REGS



From

$279.00 AUD


 

Double Dive - No Gear


No Gear Hire included


From

$159.00 AUD


 

Double Dive - All Gear



From

$299.00 AUD


 

Double Dive - Tanks/Weights Only



From

$199.00 AUD


 
Notes:

Extra's

BCD
$10.00 AUD
Dive Guide
$50.00 AUD
Fin
$5.00 AUD
Mask
$5.00 AUD
Nitrox Fills
$0.00 AUD

Must have proof of Nitrox certification.

Nitrox tank hire x2
$40.00 AUD
Regulator
$15.00 AUD
Tank Hire x2
$40.00 AUD
weights
$5.00 AUD
Wetsuit
$10.00 AUD

Meeting Point

07:45 Manly Yacht Club Jetty



Address:Manly Yacht club, Stuart St, Manly
08:15 Rose Bay Wharf


  • Meeting point Rose Bay
  • Please be at the wharf 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Remember to bring proof of certification

Address:Rose Bay ferry Wharf, New South Head Road, Sydney
12:30 Rose Bay


  • Meeting point Rose Bay
  • Please be at the wharf 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Remember to bring proof of certification

Address:Rose Bay Ferry Wharf, New South Head Road, Sydney
13:00 Manly Yacht Club



Address:Manly Yacht Club Jetty, East Esplande /Stuart Street Manly

Reviews

Our aim is always to offer our divers a safe and enjoyable experience. Below are reviews from customers who left use feedback on their experience.
5
Awesome dives even in the bad viz, the staff do a great job keeping everyone pumped up by Eliot Metherell - 12-May-2024
5
The rumors are true, Cody is truly a magician, just as much as I talk underwater! She must eat a lot of carrots based on the critters she finds. Warm energy on the boat in rough seas. Thanks Artur, Daniel & Dean too. by Matthew Thurn - 11-May-2024
5
It was a great experience and our guide was a real g in helping us all out. Highly recommend diving with prodive! Professional and great at what they do! by Yue Tong Lin - 10-May-2024
5
Perfect team by Oceane-Marie Aubisse - 10-May-2024
5
Viz was crap. Crew were great! Thanks Eric for being such a wonderful host and taking the time to write a phenomenal dive report! by Matthew Thurn - 04-May-2024
5
The water was great and the staff on board brilliant as always. Cody as usual is the best guide. Always happy when she is on board 10/10! by Andrew Henderson - 28-Apr-2024
5
We had a great dive at the Valley with plenty of sharks, cuttlefish, and even a weedy sea dragon! by Nick Coccaro - 28-Apr-2024
5
Had a brilliant day. Thank you by Jordan Shirley - 28-Apr-2024
5
Great service and support from all staff. by Kevin Grubisa - 27-Apr-2024
5
Absolutely amazing! by Visnja Kosanovic - 27-Apr-2024

Dive Sites

Dive Rating Key
Green: Ideal for beginner divers and is a easy dive.
Blue: For the more experienced diver with a greater level of skill in the water.
Black: Experienced divers only. Black dive sites may experience challenging conditions such as currents and deep.
Day Date am/pm  Dive Site Rating Depth Action
Sun 26-May-2024  am Long Reef/The Apartments - Shark Dive* 
Blue
25m Book Now
Fri 31-May-2024  am Magic Point - Shark Dive* 
?
23m Book Now
Sat 01-Jun-2024  am Long Reef/The Apartments - Shark Dive* 
Blue
25m Book Now
Sat 01-Jun-2024  pm North Harbour Aquatic Reserve{The Valley - Shark Dive* 
Green{Green
23m{20m Book Now
Sun 02-Jun-2024  am Magic Point - Shark Dive* 
?
23m Book Now
Fri 07-Jun-2024  am The Valley - Shark Dive* 
Green
20m Book Now
Sat 08-Jun-2024  am Magic Point - Shark Dive* 
?
23m Book Now
Sat 08-Jun-2024  pm North Harbour Aquatic Reserve{The Valley - Shark Dive* 
Green{Green
23m{20m Book Now
Sun 09-Jun-2024  am Long Reef/The Apartments - Shark Dive* 
Blue
25m Book Now
Fri 14-Jun-2024  am Long Reef/The Apartments - Shark Dive* 
Blue
25m Book Now

View Dive Sites Dates

*The Dive Sites schedule are a guide of where we are planning to go and are in no way guaranteed. If we can't go to the divesite due conditions, then the cruise director will nominate the next best suitable spot. There is no refund if we do not make it to the planned dive sites.

Long Reef/The Apartments - Shark Dive

Depth:25m Rating:Blue

Located North of Sydney Harbour. The main site at Long Reef is located along a large rock wall and drops to 15 to 20 metres. There is a huge rock formation that has a large swim-through running from east to west called The Cathedral. The cathedral one of the sites highlights is formed by two massive boulders leaning against each other and is covered in sea tulips, sponges and bryozoans. The Cathedrals ceiling is always abundant with sealife. Once you reach the western side it is home to masses of fish; bullseyes, roughies, yellowtail, pike and tailor. There are plenty of starfish, large cuttlefish, wobbegongs and Port Jackson sharks. We find visibility gets much clearer during winter so keep this site in mind for a mid winter dive. Swimming north of the cathedral and following the wall you come across large gutters, frequented by young grey nurse sharks. Note - Watch for strong currents.

To find out more please check this link out 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q6Gxy7rhYw

Magic Point - Shark Dive

Depth:23m Rating:

Magic Point is easily one of Sydney's most iconic dive sites. It is renowned for the large ledge/cave along a wall that starts at 7m and reaches 16m at its base that is home to some truly famous inhabitants, Sydney’s grey nurse sharks.

Historically, the cave has been home to in excess of 30 sharks at a time and has seen them congregrating even to this day. In 2013, Magic Point was designated a protected area from fishing to help the grey nurse shark numbers recover.

But sharks are not the only sea life to discover - divers can see wobbegong, Port Jackson sharks, cuttlefish, bull rays, yellowtail, weedy sea dragons and pineapple fish. In the right season, you might even catch sight of humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins.

North Harbour Aquatic Reserve

Depth:23m Rating:Green

A Marine Protected Area north of a line drawn from North Head to grotto Point.

The Valley - Shark Dive

Depth:20m Rating:Green

*All Prices are Per Person and Prices may vary depending on Start Dates and options.

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