Our staff look forward to meeting you soon, and assisting you with your diving needs – whether it be equipment advice, servicing, tank testing, fills, hire, trips or just local knowledge advice such as where the best dive site is for the day’s conditions. If you want to find out what conditions are like in Island Bay right now, look down the right hand column of this page to find a conditions report on our Facebook page. Our weekly email which is posted every seven days during daylight saving time contains info on gear specials & activities for the week, as well as forecasts for the weekend & long range forecasts.
Air Fills $8.00
Our Bauer compressor pumps 30 cu ft / minute. Our storage banks hold 65,000 litres of air at 330 bar pressure. This means you should never have to wait for a fill.
Our air purity is checked by NZU every three months, and always meets their highest standard. We have mechanical filters, charcoal filters & cascade filters to ensure your lungs are bathed in the purest sea air.
Air Cylinder Testing
Island Bay Divers is a New Zealand Underwater (NZU) approved air cylinder testing station. We offer both hydrostatic and visual testing of cylinders and guarantee your tank will be tested within 24 hours.
Cylinder test rates are:
Testing includes a free air fill.
We only hire scuba to qualified divers – please bring your scuba certification card when you hire. The card’s details will be entered on the scuba hire form.
No certification data is required for divers hiring snorkel dive gear.
All dive hire requires a deposit, conditions apply to hire and customers are required to sign their acceptance to these points.
Equipment Service and Repair
We provide servicing and repair of all dive equipment. Some items, such as dive computers , are forwarded to specialist centers.
Service charges depend on parts cost and labour but charges are usually around :
We carry over 800 different stock items.
Our major brands are:
Cressi-sub – Italy’s leading manufacturer, and the world’s oldest recreational supplier of diving equipment
Poseidon – Sweden’s leading brand Apollo – Japan’s top brand Mares – Italy’s premier brand.
US Divers/ Aqualung – the biggest dive manufacturer in the world.
Atomic – a premier US brand
Sherwood – one of the oldest & most reputable US brands
Atlantis – NZ’s biggest brand
Apex, Zeagle & Dive Rite – three of the best ‘Tech’ brands.
We stock many other brands as well.
We offer drysuits from top international l manufacturers Bare, Whites, Apollo, Waterproof, Cressi Sub, Poseidon, Otter & Vyking. Trilaminate, neoprene or crushed neoprene models in made to measure or off the shelf.
Wetsuits and semi drys are available from Aqualung/US Divers, Cressi-sub, Mares, Land & Sea, Seaquel, Apollo, Prodive, Waterproof, Neptune and Pinnacle. We also offer made to measure wetsuits.
Cylinders – we stock both aluminum & steel with K valve or Din valves. Steel cylinders in 8, 10, 12, 15 liters, Aluminum in 19, 40, 95 cu ft. Brands are Faber, Catalina and Luxfer.
Spearfishing & free diving are very popular on our coasts. We stock Cressi-Sub, Rob Allen, Esclapez, Epsealon, Mares, Pelaj & Seac equipment
We are agents for the following camera brands: Sea & Sea, Land & Sea, SeaLife, Intova
Options for payment
We accept payment by most major credit cards.
Your credit card usually has a better finance rate than rates/ deals offered by Finance Houses. Therefore we do not offer finace terms.
We also offer lay-by arrangements for some items over $400.