Catamaran Diving Trips and PADI Courses 'Avanti' in Forster

Power Catamaran
35 ft
20 Guests

About This Boat


All of our SCUBA dives are escorted by experienced, knowledgeable PADI Divemasters and Instructors.

Our main attraction is our year 'round population of Grey Nurse Sharks. Seal Rocks in particular is famous for it's "more sharks than water" days.

TSMV “AVANTI” is a 10.6 metre Catamaran which we had custom designed and built, she was launched in July 1997. She has just undergone a complete engine and electronics refit, and she's running smoother and faster than ever before!

AVANTI is recognised as one of the best day charter boats on the entire East Coast of Australia, its many features include:

• Twin 315 horsepower Yanmar turbo diesel engines
• Toilet and 2 hot showers
• 4 exits and 2 boarding ladders
• Large central tank & equipment rack
• Comfortable & spacious seating
• Fully covered rear deck
• Spacious dry cabin including plenty of dry storage
• Modern satellite navigation and depth sounding systems
• Full compliment of regularly maintained safety equipment
• Fully surveyed and licensed to operate commercially
• Fast cruising speed at 21 knots

She has a capacity of 20 people plus crew, all crew are fully trained to operate AVANTI and all safety equipment which is carried on board.
AVANTI is a very stable and easy boat to dive from, plus with the added comfort of a toilet, hot showers and experienced crew this will make your underwater adventure with us a pleasurable one!

AVANTI is very much a multi purpose boat, not only do we SCUBA dive and run Swim with the Dolphins Cruises aboard her, we often run BBQ sunset cruises - we remove the tank racks, replace them with tables, chairs, party lights, eskies and a BBQ on board and then we are off onto the beautiful Wallis Lake to party the night away.


• Single boat dive: $65 out of Forster, $75 out of Seal Rocks
• Double boat dive out of Forster: $120 including second air cylinder
• Double boat dive out of Seal Rocks: $130 including second air cylinder
• Air Fills - $10
• NITROX Fills - $20
• Value mid-week package from: $525
• Two day weekend packages from: $330
• Three day weekend packages from: $495


• PADI Open Water Diver Course
We conduct Open Water Diver courses every week starting Monday and continuing for four days. We also conduct courses over two linked weekends.

Cost: $490
Includes all equipment for the period of the course and at least 4 boat dives.

• PADI Advanced Diver Course
We conduct Advanced Diver courses every week.

Includes 5 boat dives over 2 days.

• PADI Rescue Diver Course
Rescue Diver courses are conducted over two days, both mid-week and weekends.

Cost: $390
Includes at least 2 boat dives.

• PADI Divemaster Course
Divemaster courses are conducted over sixteen days straight and also part time.

Cost: $1500

• PADI Shark Awareness Course
Shark Awareness courses are conducted over two days, both mid-week and weekends.

Cost: $390
Includes at least 4 boat dives with the Grey Nurse Sharks.

If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer. 


  • Type: Power Catamaran
  • Capacity: 20 People
  • Year: 1997
  • Rental Minimum: 1 hour
  • Length: 35 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Cuddy Cabin
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Center Cockpit
  • Dinghy
  • Dual Comm-forward seating
  • Twin Engine
  • Head

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