IBD Dive Club

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The shop’s dive club is called Island Bay Bubbleheads.

The annual membership fee is $45.00. This is valid up until end of September  of the year that you join. Membership of the club entitles you to hire gear on club dives at 20% off  the normal rates on club dives (you’ll probably recover most of the cost of your membership on the savings for hire on your first dive);  plus specials.

If you want to see what conditions , visabilty etc is likely to be for the dive go to our face book page for the conditions report for today. In winter there is no report as the shop is closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays (Winter Hours) . See the link at the bottom right hand side of this page.

Shore dives are held every Saturday morning & start at the shop at 9am.  Depending on how many people are coming we usually get underway soon after 9:30pm.  It is a good idea to ring in on the Friday prior to your dive to book equipment. Dives can involve over 30 people at the peak of the season. Each Saturday club dive costs $5.00 which pays for tea & coffee plus biscuits provided on the beach at the end of the dive, plus a contribution to the cost of the oxygen set & first aid kit carried on each outing.

We try to dive a different site each week (so membership is a good way to learn where all the good dive sites are around Wellington). An Instructor chooses the best site of the day. A full brief is given at the dive site. You can choose your own buddy or we will buddy you up with an experienced person.

The Saturday dives focus on you organising your dives plus (if this is your interest) techniques on how to catch crayfish & scallops. On the way you’ll also find out where paua live. NB crayfish & scallops can be taken on scuba but paua can only be taken on snorkel without scuba. We’ll try to take you to a different site each week (weather permitting). 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.

During Daylight saving there are club dives as well on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm.


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 club member 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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Club divers enjoying coffee and biscuits after a dive at Princess Bay

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