New Instructor at Island Bay Divers.

Charlotte (Charlie) Orchard has joined Grant Newman as an Instructor working at IBDivers. Charlie is working in the shop & conducting dive training. She is an experienced underwater photographer & has a BA (Hons) in Film & Television Production from the University of Westminster. At the age of 21 she became a commercial diver. She […]

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$1,000 free gear hire!

  That’s what you get when you learn to dive with Island Bay Divers. Because we offer an optional  extra eight dives free on top of the four required for the PADI open water course – giving you a total of 12 dives to ensure you are really confident. Pick up from the shop or […]

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Are the dive sites you visit boring?

We have  dives every Saturday at 9am.  Meeting at Island Bay Divers (on the corner of Reef St & the Parade, Island Bay) we try to dive a different site each week – weather permitting. This is a good way to find where the best sites are around Wellington. If you are looking for the […]

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Shop is now on Winter Hours

Island Bay Divers is now on winter hours. Open every weekend right through the year. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, open the other five days a week; 9am to 6pm.  

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Crayfish Moult

If you are taking crayfish  you need to check they are not soft. The females are moulting at the moment over the for the next few weeks during April and Males moult around November. Basically if they are spongy when you lightly squeeze them they are illegal. If you are not sure how to tell […]

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Dive courses coming up…

Dive Courses scheduled over the next few months Learn to dive (Open Water) – 12 seadives, all gear provided. Advanced diver Rescue diver Photo shows advanced students practicing compass courses before starting the navigation module.

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$1,000.00 free equipment hire!

That’s what you get when you learn to dive with Island Bay Divers. Because we offer an optional extra eight dives on top of the four required for the Padi open water course. Four of these extra dives are specialty dives – each of two hours duration teaching you techniques in navigation, search & recovery, […]

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Male Cray in soft shell moult stage now

If you are catching crayfish at the moment you need to check they are not in soft shell.  Along the South Coast for the next couple of weeks,  male crayfish are shedding their old shell as they grow bigger. It is illegal to take a crayfish when it is in ‘soft shell phase’. If you […]

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Next Learn to Dive Course

The next learn to dive (‘Open Water’) course starts 11/11. Four nights for pool work at the Kilbernie Aquatic Centre – Wellington’s deepest pool. Two Sundays for the sea dives and the option of another extra eight dives after that if you want. The academics are completed by e-learning (choose either PC or tablet format), […]

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Brad’s breakfast

What gets people out of bed & to the shop by 9am on Saturday mornings for the shore dive? Baker Brad’s biscuits. Photo shows a brave departure last week – the brad-gateau log biscuit.First ya see, then ya don’t : )

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Book tour! Book tour!