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Earl's Anchorage

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Earl's Anchorage

3 star hotel
Neds Beach Rd, Lord Howe Island, Australia
8 rooms
FREE Internet

Pro Dive Lord Howe Island

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Earl's Anchorage offers stylish, light-filled self-catering bungalows and a gourmet restaurant tucked away amongst dense tropical foliage on stunning Lord Howe Island
  • Choose from over 80 dive sites spread across this precious section of the Great Barrier Reef, home to sea turtles, seven-armed starfish and over 500 fish species
  • An island paradise, Lord Howe Island boasts crystal-clear seas, vast marine and wildlife, a dreamy lagoon and long, white sandy beaches with bags of beauty and none of the crowds
  • Cook for yourself in your bungalow's spacious, fully-equipped kitchen, or head out to one of the island's atmospheric restaurants (free round-trip restaurant transfers provided)
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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 69 days prior to arrival
  • 25.0% will be charged if you cancel between 69 and 39 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 39 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Earl's Anchorage

What to see

The convergence of cold and warm currents off the coast of New South Wales brings about healthy marine biodiversity. At most dive sites, grey nurse sharks are common and sometimes can be seen in great numbers. During summer months, leopard sharks are often seen lazing around. Besides that, expect to see blue gropers, cuttlefish and wobbegongs. A definite highlight would be to dive with fur seals which are generally playful and inquisitive.

Around dive sites with caves and caverns like Fish Rock Cave, expect to see large schools of rainbow runner, silver bream and squirrelfish. Critter hunters will not be left out as there are sea spiders, moray eels, lionfish and other interesting sights like pufferfish and scorpionfish. Seahorses and the strange weedy seadragon can also been seen off Sydney.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Explore this World Heritage site where warm tropical waters and cooler currents have created a rich and diverse range of marine life
  • Snorkel, dive and practise underwater photography in the shallow sparkling lagoon on the dive center's doorstep
  • You're only a 15 minute boat ride from the Admirality Islands, where you can choose from over 30 dive sites from large pinnacles and boulders to coral walls and caves
  • The dive season runs from September through to June with water temperatures ranging from 18 to 26 degrees

Description

Pro Dive Lord Howe Island is a PADI dive center operating on the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage listed island of Lord Howe, a diving paradise! 

Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia, just a two hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane, is one of the world's most beautiful World Heritage listed islands surrounded by a NSW marine park. Warm tropical waters and cooler currents have created a diverse range of marine life, a unique mix of both tropical and temperate water fish.

The island is one of the most clean and pristine locations in the world, and the Pro Divers team are involved in regular clean ups with the community and are currently removing single use plastics from the island. Plastic bags, straws, etc are not available on Lord Howe Island.

Around the dive center itself, the sparkling lagoon bordered by the world's most southern coral reef provides a great opportunity to all snorkelers, divers and underwater photographers. The average depth of these dives is 5-8 metres and with longer bottom times and an abundance of marine life it is a fantastic place to learn to dive. 

The Admiralty Islands are located to the north of Lord Howe Island approximately 15 minutes by boat from the Pro Dive Lord Howe Island center. This group of volcanic formations are home to over 30 dive sites with a variety of terrain from large pinnacles and boulders to coral walls and caves. The Admiralty group is a must while on Lord Howe island as here you will find large schools of fish, rare as we'll as endemic species, beautiful soft and hard corals, crystal clear water and depths from 15 - 40 m. 


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DIVING SERVICES

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Dive boat facilities

  • Ladder
  • Tea And Coffee
  • Drinking Water
  • Custom Built
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Dry Area
  • Seating Area
  • Shaded Space

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Reactivate Program
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Technical Diving Courses

Languages spoken

  • English

Diving gear

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Activities

  • Dvd Library

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Vegan

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Heating

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Aud)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Resort Description

Earl's Anchorage is a collection of self-catering bungalows and a gourmet restaurant tucked away on the stunning island of Lord Howe on the iconic Great Barrier Reef. 

Set on a World Heritage Site fed by temperate and tropical currents, the conditions are ideal for diving, snorkeling and underwater photography. With over 80 dive sites to choose from, spend your days diving into crystal clear waters to witness an abundance of marine life.

Post-dive, take a stroll down the beach, go for a hike in the mountains or kick back on your sofa with a good book. Come evening, dine on freshly-prepared cuisine at the on-site restaurant, or make the most of free round-trip transfers between your bungalow and any restaurant on the island. 

How to get there

Arrival 

  • The best airport to fly into is Lord Howe Island, which is 5 minutes from the hotel. 
  • The team will arrange to pick you up and bring you to the resort for no additional charge, assuming you provide advance notice of your flight details.
  • Check in time is 2 pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 10 am. 
  • The team will drop you back at the airport on the final day of your stay, provided you give advance notice. 

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