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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)
You can include a Nitrox Fill package when making your booking for a Boat Dive.  What you an expect to pay
1. If including full gear hire plus nitrox fill package (32%), book to include full gear hire ($219) and then select the Nitrox fills ($18.00) and expect to pay $237.00
2. If you have your gear and just need tanks and weights, book to include tanks and weights ($159) and then select the Nitrox Fills ($18.00) and expect to pay $177.00
3. If you have all your own gear including weights and just need 2 tanks with nitrox fills, select the no gear option ($109) and then add on 2 tanks ($42.00 ) and Nitrox fill package ($18.00) and expect to pay $169.00

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. 

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.

If you have completed your open water course with Pro Dive in Sydney or another SSI Training Centre,  it is possible as qualified diver to verify your certification record on line anywhere in the world.  Just visit www.divessi.com and select the verification page.  You will be able to enter your name and date of birth, acknowledge the conditions to visit  (ticking the box) and proceed.  Your training record will appear and a copy of your photo will also be part of this verification. 

If you completed your certification through a PADI Training Centre,once again you should be able to access your record online through the PADI Website.  In some cases, if your training was completed over 20 years or more ago or overseas, it may be necessary to email padi for verification.  In this case, please email certsdep@padi.com.au and provide them with your name/s, date of birth and location or country where the training was completed.

 

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

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