Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

FAQ

What is the best time of the year?
November to April gives us the best weather conditions. The best months are January, February and March. March is best for the Sea Lions.

What is the water temperature?
November approximately 16 to 17 degrees Celsius (61-62 degrees F) in January, February and March it averages around 20-21 Degrees C (68-70 Degrees F). We have a Mediterranean climate, warm days and cool nights. It is wise to bring a sweater or jacket for the evenings.

Will I really get to see a Sea Dragon?
GUARANTEE to show you a Sea Dragon in two days of diving, or you will get another two days diving FREE.

What do I need to bring with me?
You will be given the required equipments. However, most people who have their own diving equipment prefer to use their own. The choice is yours.

How do I get to Kangaroo Island?
The SeaLink ferry departs from Cape Jervis (1.5 hours drive south of Adelaide) and berths at Penneshaw. Trip time 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on which ship you are on.
Kangaroo Island is serviced by many regular flights from Adelaide each day. Flight time 25-35 minutes. All are twin engine aircraft, ranging from eight seaters to thirty four seat capacity.

How much luggage can I bring?
As with all flights there are luggage limits.
When you book please ensure that you notify us of the baggage size and approximate weight. The airlines are very helpful, especially when we are able to prebook the extra luggage. Any unnecessary luggage can be left in safe keeping in Adelaide.

Do I have to bring a buddy for diving?
All dives are lead by an Instructor or Divemaster, who are always willing to be your buddy.

What is the accommodation like?
There provide a range of accommodation. Four Star Farm stay, 4 1/2 star Country Inn, Three Star motel, and self contained Four Star Cabins are available.

Are hire cars available?
Yes, there are hire cars available, please ensure you book early as in peak season some times it is difficult to get a car at short notice.

Is there public transport on the Island?
Not as yet.

What else can I do on Kangaroo Island?
The Island is quite large, approximately 150km by 60 km (90 miles by 35 miles). Home to many different native animals and birds. There are many different attractions, rural, coastal, cultural, over 30 percent of Kangaroo Island is National Parks or heritage protected land. A number of good quality operators offer personalised guided 4×4 tours to see the highlights of the Island.

How much time do I need to see Kangaroo Island?
We suggest you need a minimum of two to three days of diving and a similar amount of time on the land. Plan to spend a week on the Island and it will enable you to get a real feel for the uniqueness of Australia’s third largest island.

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Qantas plane in emergency landing on island

The engine of the Dash 8-200 aircraft was shut down according to standard operating procedures and the plane landed at Lord Howe Island within five minutes of its scheduled time, the spokeswoman said. She added that Qantas engineers were being flown out to the island to access the plane. Qantas flies a daily return flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island from Tuesdays to Fridays. It runs several flights to and from Sydney to Lord Howe Island on weekends.

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