Catamaran Diving Trips and PADI Courses 'Avanti' in Forster
WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU DIVE WITH US! 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. OUR BOAT 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. CASUAL DIVING DAY PRICING • 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 COURSES • 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. Cost:$390 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.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 20 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Power Catamaran
Ron is our fearless leader and owner. Since learning in 1980, he is without a doubt, one of Forster's most experienced Skippers, and Divemasters. In fact, he probably knows our dive sites and local waterways better than anyone else!
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Wheel steering
- Cuddy Cabin
- Inboard Engine
- CD Player
- Center Cockpit
- Dual Comm-forward seating
- Twin Engine
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.