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The Edithburgh Jetty is South Australia’s best dive site and arguably the best jetty in Australia!
4-Dive Edithburgh Photography Tour pricing including accommodation is as follows:
*Please see Inclusions and Exclusions for details
*This is an overnight trip with accommodation (an ensuite cabin at one of the local caravan parks) included. Pricing for this tour is based on all participants sharing accommodation (except your dive guide, who will have a separate cabin). If you require extra cabins, please confirm during the bookings process.
**Transport for up to 2 people per guide is included in the standard trip price. For bookings of 3 or 4 people, either own transport is required, or we will book in a second guide and allocate 2 company vans to the tour. The costs in that case will be $615 per person for 3 people or $499 per person for 4 people.
We’ve had the privilege of guiding underwater videographer Jonathan Bird at the Edithburgh Jetty for his Blue World Series video!
Our expert dive guides would love to show you everything Jonathan has seen under the jetty as well – for media enquiries, please click below!
Because of the distance to Edithburgh (it’s a 2½ hour drive each way), we only offer guided dives here on overnight trips. We usually meet at the dive centre at 9AM, fill out the paperwork and fit you out with any rental gear (if required). We then pack up the van and go for a drive.
We usually do 2 dives on the first day at the Edithburgh Jetty (either 2 day dives or a day and a night dive) and 2 dives on the second day. The dives on the second day can either be at Edithburgh (it is the best site in SA!) or at the Port Hughes or Ardrossan Jetty. We usually return to the dive centre on the second day between 4 and 5PM.
Our dive centre is located in Marleston, conveniently situated between the airport and the CBD.
Please don’t forget to bring your certification card.
|Drive Up & 2 Dives||9:00AM-5:00PM||2 Ocean Dives|
|2 Dives & Drive Back||9:00AM-5:00PM||2 Ocean Dives|
See what all the fuss is about and why diving under the Edithburgh Jetty is so spectacular!
The jetty is considered the best jetty dive in Australia for good reason. Dean’s video gives you a great idea of what critters can be found underneath the jetty (combined with some beautiful scenic shots).
Especially the footage of the mating bobtail squids is stunning!
Simply book some rental gear through our online rental gear portal, hire a car (if required) and explore the jetty with your dive buddies instead of with one our professional guides! We’re always happy to draw you a mud map and share recent sightings of exciting critters!
The most exciting parts of the jetties are less than 10m deep, so you get lots of bottom time and as you’re under a jetty, navigating the site is easy! There are stairs on either side of the jetty, within a few steps of the car park, so getting in and out couldn’t be made any easier. At high tide, you can also simply do a giant stride from the jetty!
There are usually plenty of fishermen on the jetty, so please make sure you keep an eye out for fishing lines!
Please don’t forget to bring your certification card when renting gear.
See some of the highlights that South Australian scuba diving has to offer in this video by our favourite underwater videographer: Dustin Adamson!
Dustin did a South Australian dive safari with us and dived at Whyalla, The Bluff in Victor Harbor, Rapid Bay and of course at the state’s macro haven: Edithburgh Jetty!
Edithburgh Jetty is well known amongst underwater photographers, mainly because of the great macro life living underneath the jetty. A lot of the local marine life is very rare or endemic to the area, which is why not only underwater photographers but all scuba divers love to dive the Edithburgh Jetty.
Amongst other things you can find on your dive quite regularly are the lovely pyjama squid and dumpling squid (which are actually cuttlefish but for some unknown reason are called squid?). They are tiny and love to hide underneath the sand, but are such pretty little critters! They are easiest to find on a night dive, as they come out from underneath the sand to hunt at night, but you can spot them by day as well if you’re lucky! Anglerfish (or frogfish) can also be found here in many different varieties. From the smooth to the tassled to the prickly anglerfish, whichever one you are looking for, you can find it right here at Edithbugh.
On a scuba dive at Edithburgh you can also see other macro life, such as seahorses, pipefish, different varieties of nudibranchs, sand and blue ring octopuses and the elegant Leafy Sea Dragon. Edithburgh Jetty is a great dive site, not only for day diving, but also for night dives. During the night you’ll see plenty of nocturnal animals like octopuses that are out hunting. A night dive here will offer a totally different sight than a dive during the day. Always make sure you watch the critters from a safe distance though, especially when observing the blue ring octopus!
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These guided dives are for certified divers only. A minimum of PADI Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent) and recent diving experience (within the last 12 months) is required.
If you haven’t dived within the last 12 months or haven’t dived in temperate waters before, please notify us on the booking form. In that case, we will run the first dive of the day as a Refresher Course.
We have dived with the youngest kids all the way up to 70 year olds, so don’t think you need to be superfit to participate in this dive!
You have to be comfortable diving in temperate waters and be able to carry the equipment (including a tank and weights).
All participants need to fill out a dive medical questionnaire before the dives. Simply follow the steps on the form to determine whether you will need medical clearance to dive with us. We recommend SPUMS Diving Dr Anne Sampson from Hallett Cove for dive medical (Mobile: 0418 803 250).
The minimum number of participants for us to run a guided night dive is just one, as we can run this tour as a private one-on-one dive!
The minimum age to do this dive with us is just 12 years old.
Whether you’re sick, got COVID19, need to isolate or can’t make the proposed course dates anymore, you can reschedule at any time up to 24 hours before the dive.
To reschedule, we will charge a rescheduling fee of $299. As soon as a guided dive spot is booked, we reserve a company van, book accommodations and book in a dive guide for your dives. The rescheduling fee will be used to cover these costs.
Transport for up to 2 people per guide is included in the standard trip price.
For bookings of 3 or 4 people, either own transport is required, or we will book in a second guide and allocate 2 company vans to your booking. The costs in that case will be $629 per person for 3 people or $499 per person for 4 people.
The main thing to remember is that we are going to get wet anyway, so if it rains a little that is totally fine.
However, we are of course dependent on the weather, with the wind and swell being the main factors that determine whether we can go diving safely. If the weather forecast predicts large swells or high winds, we may have to reschedule the dive to a different date. We always keep an eye on the weather forecast and will notify you beforehand if we expect this to be the case!
All dive gear, including tanks and weights can be included in this tour at no extra cost.
We don’t offer discounts for bringing your own gear for the dives.
No shows, cancellations and transfers