The Diving Facility commenced operation in late 1996:
- Two 10 metre purpose built aluminum dive boats powered by Volvo diesel engines. The boats carry up to 10 divers plus crew at up to 20 knots. Equipped with electronic navigation, VHF radio, life jackets, life raft, flares, oxygen, first aid and an EPIRB. A hot/cold shower is available for rinsing. Towels, refreshments and snacks are provided.
- Rental equipment Scubapro regulators and BCDs, Suunto/Aladin dive computers, masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits. Torches and cameras are not available for rent at this time.
- Scuba equipment repairs and servicing to most common brands.
- Retail sales BCDs, regulators, wetsuits, masks, snorkels, fins, torches and various accessories.
- A wet area is provided behind the Dive Centre for washing and drying cameras/videos and diving gear.
- 240 volt charging outlets available. These are Australian type sockets. Adaptors for UK, Europe and USA are available for purchase on the Island.
- Boat departs Lolotata Island Resort Jetty at 8.00 a.m. for two morning dives returning to the Island at midday for lunch.
- Boat departs Loloata Island Resort Jetty at 2.00 p.m. for one afternoon dive returning to the Island at around 4.30 p.m.
- Night dives are available on request.
The Diving Season:
Late December until early April is the wet season:
The sea is usually relatively calm, but the visibility declines through the wet season.
Late April until late May is the doldrums:
The sea is usually calm and the visibility begins to improve.
Early June until early October is the dry season:
Southeast trade winds blow at this time, making the sea sometimes quite choppy, the visibility is quite good.
Late October until early December is the doldrums again:
This is when the best diving is to be had with calm seas and good visibility.
- Diving is run all year round and even during bad weather some dive sites are still accessible.
- Water temperature ranges from 25 degrees C (76 degrees F) in August and September up to 30 degrees C (86 degrees F) in March and April
- We advise divers to wear a Lycra skin to prevent sunburn and stings. During the cooler months a 3mm wetsuit or thicker is recommended.