Dates: Thursday 22 – Friday 23 March 2018
Time: 9am arrival for a 9.30am kick off. If you give us your coffee order, we will have a hot cup waiting for you on arrival! If you plan to be around much earlier, let us know and we can organise brekky.
We will be sure to have an informal drinks/dinner for anyone arriving the previous evening.
As The Deep Dive is a small group, we feel certain you will enjoy meeting each other as well as the four leaders who will be sharing with us over the two days!
The Deep Dive 2018 is to be held at the historic Quarantine Station situated at North Head, Manly. Its colourful history includes being built by convict labour and overflowing in the First World War due to the Spanish Flu crisis. Some buildings on the 30 acre site date back to 1838.

Address: 1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly NSW

By plane: Manly is approximately a 1 hour drive from the Sydney Airport. If you are coming in on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning from the airport, please let us know. We will be arranging cars so you can come together with other attendees if you prefer. Please also let us know what time you are flying out on Friday so we can organise transport to the airport for you. Please email rebecca@slatteryit.com.au to arrange.

By car: Once in Manly, follow Darley Road up the hill past Manly Hospital. Veer right onto N Head Scenic Drive, through the stone arch, and continue until you reach the roundabout signposted Q Station – taking a right turn into the Q Station parking area. You’ll be pleased to know there is plenty of parking – and it’s free!

Shuttle buses are available at Reception to transport you at any time inside and around the Q Station. If you are arriving on Wednesday evening, you will be taken straight to your room, or if you are arriving on the Thursday morning, you will be taken straight to the rooms where we are holding The Deep Dive. You may leave your luggage with reception and keys for your room will be given out later in the day.

By ferry: Please let us know if you would like to catch the Sydney Harbour Eco Hopper for your arrival or departure at Q Station and we will arrange your trip!

Q Station Manly is a national park so you will be asked to park at the complimentary reception car park situated at the entrance gate. A complimentary shuttle bus runs 24/7 to transport you around Q Station including to and from reception and the wharf. There are beautiful paths for walking and bikes for hire. Should you require use of the shuttle bus at any time, please use the phones around the Q Station grounds or dial 9 from your room to call reception.

We recommend you arrive at North Head before 9am please! This will ensure you have enough time to board the Shuttle Bus and find us!

Check in is at 3pm. You can leave your luggage at reception and your keys will be delivered to you during afternoon tea.

When checking-out, feel free to leave your luggage in your room and it will be taken up to reception for you to grab as you leave. The check out time is a respectable 10am.

Thursday 22 March 2018

  • The Deep Dive – Room A2
  • Dinner – Boilerhouse, Lower Deck (see notes below)

Friday 23 March 2018

  • Breakfast – Views Restaurant
  • The Deep Dive Workshops – Rooms P3, P6, P7


  • Dinner will be held at the Boilerhouse, Lower Deck and is sponsored by Telstra Ventures.
  • Please note, there are quite a number of stairs to walk down (and then back up post dinner!) so please wear something comfortable. If you prefer to travel by shuttle bus please dial 9 on your room phone to order one from reception.
  • Dinner is not a formal affair so feel free to keep it casual.
Lantern-lit ghost tours are available after the dinner for those wanting to find out! If you are a sucker for a scare, you are encouraged to contact rebecca@slatteryit.com.au to book your spot.
  • Comfortable footwear
  • A jacket for chilly mornings and evenings
  • Runners/hiking shoes if you are feeling adventurous
  • Rain jacket (just in case!)
  • Swimmers – if you’d like to dive into more than just the content!
We promise you won’t go hungry! All meals are provided including Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea, plus Dinner on day 1 and Breakfast on day 2.

We will ensure there is tea & coffee, snacks, and milk in your rooms. If there’s anything else you may like please ask us!

As we are in quarantine, if you require anything specific for your stay during The Deep Dive, please do email rebecca@slatteryit.com.au so that we can accommodate your needs.

Internet is included in the rooms and throughout The Deep Dive venue. During the sessions however, we will not need connectivity especially as we are adhering to Chatham House Rules (no social media sharing please). If you need to use your mobile or computer we ask that you please do so outside.
  • See the Visitor’s Centre, open 10am daily.
  • Enjoy Sydney Harbour via direct access to Quarantine Beach, with the option to hire kayaks, paddleboards or snorkels.
  • Treat yourself to a coffee and snack at the Visitor’s Centre Café.
  • If you are extending your stay, Q Station is only a short drive from the gorgeous Manly beach, and endless dining options. Reception would be happy to organise a taxi or uber for you upon request to be taken to Manly or elsewhere!