IBD donates $1,000 for Toa to find his pod.

Unlucky Toa (a 6 month old orca) beached on rocks 11/7 looking for stingrays. Luckily a ‘good human’ found him. The local community/ wild life organisations swung in behind Toa and set up a rehab enclosure for him until they can find his tribe’s pod. Two people are in the water with him on one […]

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2021/22 scallop season now open.

The Scallop season is now open and runs for seven months. Our season finishes on St Valentine’s day 14 February ’22. NB. shore divers in the Wellington area have a limit of 20 per person provided the shellfish are at greater than a minimum size of 100 mm across at their widest point. Measurement must […]

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Shark Trip Fiji – New departure date is 7/6/22.

  Assuming we have a Fiji/ NZ bubble going in the next year, we have a trip scheduled for June 2022.  Trip’s scope is 10 boat dives, 2 shark dives (more if you want) , everything included – food, accommodation, weight belts, transfers, ex Wellington airfares return. Click on poster for full details.  If you […]

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Where are you going on your next overseas trip?

From April 19th 2021  & on, you can now fly to & from Australia without a stay in a managed isolation Hotel. Here are some of the more unusual location options we can offer. Trips cater for divers, non – diving partners & snorkelers : Western Australia Exmouth : Whale shark season – March to […]

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Diving during Covid.19 – level 3.

If you are not sure what level three means for divers, open up https://sportnz.org.nz/…/Play-Active-Recreation-and-Sport-a…. For example : Scuba is not permitted, but snorkelling is – providing it is only with a bubble buddy, in your local area, within 200m of shore and in favourable conditions. Hire gear is not an option – you must only use […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – What’s IBD doing about it? Now the virus has arrived in Wellington, divers need to be aware of the need for further care of the equipment which could harbour the virus. Basically this is any item that is in direct contact with the user’s respiratory tract. These are: Mask snorkel 2nd stages […]

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Dive the snorkel trail.

The shop is located in the centre of the Taputeranga Marine Reserve. This reserve has a snorkel trail (one of three only in New Zealand) and it’s a short 7 minute walk from the shop. If you are coming by bus, the shop is 20 metres from the final stop on the #1 route bus.If […]

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Why do an Advanced Diver course?

Apart from doing 5 dives that you probably don’t regularly do ( like night dives) learning how to navigate, or how to use a lift bag for salvage; the main reason for doing an advanced course is it allows resorts and charter boats to take you on dives to 30m while Open Water rated divers […]

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Mid Winter Dive Trip – Fiji/ sharks.

7-14 June, 8 boat dives, 2 shark dives (more if you want) , everything included – food, accommodation, weight belts, transfers, ex Wellington airfares return. Click on poster for full details.  Enquires/Booking via tim@ibdivers.co.nz or 04-383-6778.

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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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