The warm seas around Coffs Harbour make this particular part of the coast, with its moray eels, manta rays, turtles, and gray nurse sharks, a scuba diver's favorite. Best are the Solitary Islands, 7–21 km (4½–13 miles) offshore.
Jetty Dive Centre. This outfitter rents gear, schedules scuba and snorkeling trips, and hosts certification classes.A double-dive trip costs A$120; a one-day learn-to-dive course is A$249, There are also whale and dolphin watching cruises from June to October from A$59. 398 Harbour Dr., Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450. 02/6651–1611. www.jettydive.com.au.