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  • Specialty Dive courses - Wellington Scuba Shop dive gear diving equipment Wellington PADIi dive courses Wellington TDI courses KISS Rebreathers

    When to start doing Specialty Courses

    For new divers, sometimes the concept of continuing education courses can seem bewildering and nobody seems to want to say what the thing to do is.  At Open Water Diver level, the truth is you have the pre-requisite for certainly Advanced Open Water but you can also do Specialty courses to benefit you early on […]

  • Wellington Divemaster course GOPRO

    PADI Divemaster course, what are your options?

    Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI […]

  • Dive Mask Wellington dive shop scuba and freediving gear

    Selecting a mask – Fit Part 2.

    In our previous blog we discussed Purge and Non-Purge rubber and silicon masks and masks with one or two lenses. Now let us look at fitting a mask for Scuba or snorkel diving. Generally price indicates the quality of the mask. Most silicon masks are more expensive than rubber. Similarly more expensive silicon masks fit […]

  • Wellington Dive Mask silicone tempered glass quality

    Selecting a Mask – Part 1.

    Scuba and snorkelling masks, sometimes called half masks (as against a full-face mask) have either a single or a double lens to look through. The glass is tempered glass able to stand the pressure of diving without shattering. The lenses are held by either a hard plastic frame or they may be frameless in which […]

  • new Zealand Sea Adventures - Wellington Scuba Shop dive gear diving equipment Wellington PADIi dive courses Wellington TDI courses KISS Rebreathers

    Learning to dive, what is involved?

    Taking the PADI Open Water Diver course is one of the most exciting and thrilling part’s of being a SCUBA diver.  From the slight nervous feeling the first time you breath underwater to swimming around weightlessly.  Seeing living, swimming real marine life in it’s natural habitat first hand is nothing short of ore inspiring.  New […]

  • Wellington PADI SCUBA Diver course - Wellington Scuba Store dive gear diving equipment Wellington PADIi dive courses Wellington TDI courses KISS Rebreathers

    Rescue Diver course – 6th and 7th of October

    Are you ready to do your PADI Rescue Diver certification? Coming up the 6th and 7th of October we have the all famous PADI Rescue Divers course.  You will hear from many people that this is the best dive course you will ever take… CHALLENGING  and  REWARDING These words probably best describe the PADI Rescue Diver […]

  • Wellington Dive Cylinders Choosing a Dive tank

    Choosing a Dive Cylinder

    Aluminium or Steel?  What size?  Brand? These are common questions when looking at purchasing dive tanks.  Rest assured there are some simple answers to get you started.  There are some simple considerations to understand.  We outline some of the differences below while remembering nothing is better than speaking to a dive professional at NZ Sea […]

  • wellington dive computers scuba freediving

    Do I need a Dive Computer and what type?

    Y.E.S. You Especially Should have a dive computer. Jokes aside, the answer is obvious.  What we would like to do is highlight some of the reasons why we are so confident in our recommendation. Compared to using dive tables and guessing water temperatures, moderating no-deco limits and even air consumption options.  These are complex equations […]