IBD Dive Club

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Every Saturday morning 9am divers meet at Island Bay Divers (corner Reef St & the Parade) to go for a group dive. This group is called ‘bubbleheads’.


There’s no entrance fee, no annual club subscription, no monthly meetings, no elected club positions and no bureaucracy. It’s just there for certified divers who are looking for a dive on a regular basis.


So it’s not really a club , even though most people refer to it as the ‘club dive’. It’s just a voluntary group meeting to have a good time underwater at the best site of the day.


It’s a good way to find find a suitable buddy;  find best sites are in the area.  We try to dive a different site each week.  These dives are not designed to be a refresher (you don’t want to have to spend your dive fixing your buddy’s problems).


If it’s a refresher they are after, they should check out the relevant section in our training pages https://www.ibdivers.co.nz/dive-training/ . Once they have done the refresh (or ‘reactivate’) they should join bubbleheads on the weekly dive.


If you dont have transport to get to here ,  the #1 bus route (from J’ville through CBD to Is. Bay) ends 15 metres from the shop. Click on https://www.metlink.org.nz/timetables/ for bus timetables for Wellington.


All dives have a brief which will be given at the site by an instructor – listen in if you want to. A complete range of hire gear is available from the shop, you just need to carry your dive card to show you are a qualified diver.


Some of these dives will be by 4WD. So if you have a 4WD bring it along & we’ll show you some good places off road & some amazing scenery only 30 minutes from the CBD.



These are weather dependent and (if conditions are suitable ) are run through Winter. The night of the dive will be advised  on the Facebook page.  Any experienced diver can come on these dives, provided they have a dive certification and a torch (we sell or hire these if you need one) .

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Divers enjoying coffee and biscuits after a dive at Princess Bay

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