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  • PADI Advanced Open Water course Wellington scuba diving course NZ Sea adventures dive shop dive gear scuba equipment course

    PADI Advanced Open Water course, a natural progression.

    Taking the PADI Advanced Open Water course is a relatively simple yet essential step with scuba divers developing skills to compliment their diving and achieving a new depth rating.  You cover areas like better buoyancy control with the Peak Performance Buoyancy dive, maybe a Wreck dive to get familiar with popular and safe wreck diving […]

  • Dive Mask Wellington dive shop scuba and freediving gear

    How to choose a Dive Mask.

    Whether you are starting your SCUBA diving experience or an experienced rebreather diver, you need a dive mask. If your mask does not fit you properly it will ruin your dive. Choosing one in a dive store can be quite a challenge so here are some tips: Select a Store Select a dive shop you […]

  • Beginners Dive Gear Package - Scuba dive gear wellington scuba diving courses nz sea adventures

    Beginners Dive Gear – Where to start?

    Get your dive course off to a great start with some comfortable dive gear selected specifically for you.  Get more out of your course knowing you’ve already got some of the essential gear.  Save money on gear hire and dive with greater confidence and convenience. Our Beginners Dive Gear Package is suited to both experienced […]

  • PADI Rescue course Wellington-min

    What’s involved in getting PADI Rescue Diver certified?

    Imagine you’re out diving with your local “Crew” or on a dive trip and something goes wrong, somebody is a little tired and cannot swim in, falls unconscious or is having trouble at some stage during the dive.  Would you know what to do without getting yourself into danger at the same time?  Sure you […]

  • Wellington Freediving wetsuit nz suba diving wetsuit-min

    Wetsuits; Freediving v’s Scuba. What’s the difference?

    Wetsuit Neoprene is a rubber foam used to make, well, a wetsuit. It is called closed-cell neoprene as the bubbles are trapped in the neoprene rubber foam and between one or more layers of fabric. Closed-cell means that each nitrogen bubble is surrounded and separated by neoprene. Both freediving and scuba suits are made of […]

  • deciding on a scuba diving regulator setup Wellington scuba diving padi course wellington dive gear equipment

    Deciding on a scuba diving regulator setup.

    Deciding on a Regulator setup to go for first off can be all a little bewildering, will you get what you pay for spending a little extra?  Does the cheap regulator actually work?  What is a venturi or balanced regulator even mean?  One things for sure and that we can assure you is that they […]

  • constant mass flow Technical diving wellington-min

    Constant Mass Flow – KISS mCCR

    The KISS CCR is an mCCR or manual CCR. That means it does not rely on a solenoid to detect and inject oxygen when the PPO2 drops. The KISS PPO2 is controlled by two events. The first is an orifice through which oxygen flows constantly at a set rate. The second is the manual add […]

  • Wellington Drysuit diving diver suits equipment course - Wellington Scuba Store dive gear diving equipment Wellington PADIi dive courses Wellington TDI courses KISS Rebreathers

    The Wonders of Drysuit Diving

    Drysuits are heavy, uncomfortable, expensive and difficult to operate…  Said somebody at some stage but have you ever dived one?  Yes they do cost more than Wetsuits but will out-perform any wetsuit on any given day in all temperate diving conditions.  They are convenient in that you don’t need to dry off afterwards and don’t […]