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 early 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 […]

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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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20 year service award.

Island Bay Divers has received a 20 years Dive Center service award from Padi. We have been a PADI training facility for 27 years and a PADI Dive Centre for most of this time. Longer by far than any other facility in Wellington.

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Club dive every Saturday

It’s  Saturday morning  and you need : 1.Some exercise, or 2. Fresh sea food, or 3. A place that’s  peaceful and always quiet, or 4. Coffee & biscuits?, or 5. All of the above… Touch base at the shop by 9 -9:30 and you’re there .  Shop’s club dive goes out every Saturday morning to […]

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Scallop Season opens July 15th.

Scallop Season opens July15th and runs for seven months. This season finishes on St Valentine’s day 14 February. NB.. shore divers in the Wellington area have a limit of 20 per person provided the shellfish are at least above the minimum size of 100 mm across at their widest point. There are different quotas for […]

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