Just 800 metres off coastline, Cook Island an underwater wonder to suit every level of experience. From the Mini Wall Dive on the northern ledge to the Depths of Marys Rock, you will be able to splash out in style.
CERTIFICATION LEVEL. Entry level around the North and South Side. Advance certification or experienced divers around Marys Rock.
TRAVEL TIME 15-20 minutes boat ride along the Tweed River, light bar crossing Temperate, subtropical and tropical species of fish crustaceans and molluscs are abundant in the complex rocky reefs
DEPTH 5m-18m Temparature - 19 to 23 degrees Weather protected from all direction, best winds are light southerly..
CURRENT Generally there is no current excepty around Marys Rock and Past Mooring 5 on the Northern Ledge.
SNORKELERS We do take snorkellers on our Dive trips. Although it does depend on weather. Or Book In on one of our excuslive snorkel with the Turtles Trip
DURATION 4.5 hours.
All Year Round Marine Life: Green Turtles, Wobbygong Shark, Bat fish, Lion Fish, Spanish Dancers, Nudibranchs & Rays
Current: Nil to slight along the North Wall and South side Current does tend to pick up past mooring 1 and 5 There is generally current around Marys Rock.
Water Temp: 26 degrees on the best summer days to around 19 degrees during winter.
North Wall: The North Wall is the most visited divesite around Cook Island. The site consists of 5 moorings ranging form a depth of 5 meters and drops off to a sandy 13 metres. This is where the Tuttle Sancturay is located. Most of the dive will be conducted along the mini wall from moorings 2-4. This divesite is great for entry level divers all the way to experienced divers
South Side South side has a variety of sponges at a depth about 5metres. A very easy shallow divesite which is in exceptional condition as the site was not dived as frequently in the past. This side consist of 5 moorings ranging from a depth of 5 metres to 11 metres. During summer we ocassionally get Manta Ray around the peak at Mooring 2. There is rarely current betwen moorings 1-5 so it is a easy cruisy 2 dive.
Turtle Sanctuary Feeling a bit adventureous and want to practise your navigation skills. About 330 degrees and 5 minutes slow swim along the sand and you will come across Turtle Santuary. We try not to visit this site often since it is a resting area for the Green Turtles. DO NOT DISTURB is generally the motto on this dive. Sneak in and sneak out is the genaral plan.
Marys Rock An Advanced site, current runs through this site most of the time. Max depth is around 21 metres and average depth 16 metres. Heaps of swim through and crevices to explore with abundant marine life, the highlight of this site is the huge wobbygongs sharks.
Eastern Mooring A fish bowl, swim along the wall through the canyons and you will come to the Chimney at about 5 metres deep. This divesite is totally weather dependant.
North Wall to Marys Drift One of our Favourtie dives that covers a huge area. This is a drift dive and is recommended for advanced and experienced divers. There is several ways we could drift this dive. - Mooring 4 North Wall to Marys Rock. - Marys Rock to Mooring 4 or the Eastern Mooring. - Mooring 4 along Marys Rock and all the way to East mooring.
Kirra Dive Terms &Conditions Cancellations
In the event you cancel your booking with us, the following will apply:
Bookings cancelled within 48 and 24 hours of the tour date will incur a 50% cancellation charge.
Bookings cancelled within 24 hours of scheduled departure for any reason, will incur a 100% cancellation charge.
Please do let us know asap if you may arrive late.
No refund or compensation will be given for any unused equipment or prepaid/pre-booked courses or guides in the event you are unable to complete the entire tour.
Some medical conditions may preclude a person from diving, please check the medical conditions section on the PADI website here:https://www.padi.com/downloads
Please note that any medicals required should be completed well before the day of trip. If in any doubt please contact us prior to your trip date for instruction.
Upon arriving at our dive shop and before commencing any dive activities, we will require all customers to complete our liability forms, all information providedmust be strictly accurate.
If during the tour it becomes apparent that a form has been completed incorrectly, by omission or false statement, we reserve the right to prevent any customer from undertaking any SCUBA Diving / Snorkelling activities whilst on board our vessel. Any decision made in this regard will be at the absolute discretion of the DiveSupervisor aboard the vessel.
We require all Certified Divers to present a valid Certification Card. Failure to show a Certification Card may result in the customer not being able to dive.
Please contact us prior to trip date if you have not dived within the last 6 months.
Our tours are subject to the risks and perils of SCUBA diving in changeable conditionsnin an open water environment. We reserve the right, for our customer’s safety and the safety of our crew, to prevent any participation from SCUBA diving at oursole discretion.
No compensation is offered if you should be unable to complete all offered dives at the fault of your own.
We strongly recommend a wait of 24 hours before flying after diving.
You must not participate in SCUBA diving or snorkelling whilst under the influence of alcohol or any drugs. We will refuse entry to the water in the event we have reasonable grounds to expect a customer has consumed alcohol or drugs within a timeframe that could, in any way, affect their ability to SCUBA dive/ snorkel safely.
Any decision made in this regard will be at the absolute discretion of the dive supervisor aboard the vessel.
If any equipment or property belonging to us is damaged or lost we reserve the right to charge the customer responsible to make good the damage or loss.
To participate in SCUBA diving / snorkelling ALL Customers are required to agree to, and sign, our liability forms relevant to the activity they will be undertaking.
Rental dive equipment used is BCD, Regulator with 1st Stage, Primary and alternate 2nd Stage, Gauges with Dive Computer, emergency signalling equipment, includinga high visibility signalling device, for example a safety sausage and and audible and visual signalling devices device (e.g. a whistle). If your equipment varies from the above, you must contact us prior to boarding the vessel.
Divers must check rental gear or personal gear is in working order .
If rental is needed please confirm sizes the day before trip.
Any person under the age of 18 must have the relevant liability formssigned by a Parent or Guardian.
Minimum numbers are required for all trips and courses. Kirra Dive will endeavour to meet our required minimum numbers, if however, we do not meet minimum numbers you will be offered a full refund or an alternative date.