Dive Gear

  • wellington scuba snorkel freedive tech dive mask

    Choosing a mask?

    One of the big questions is ‘should I buy a Silicone or rubber mask?’ While it is always going to be a matter of personal preference which one is best for you, we can explain the primary difference. The older heavy-duty style rubber masks are still around and, they may appear to be more indestructible […]

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    Dive Torches; what’s in and what works?

    When SCUBA diving, dive torches come in handy for many situations and not just Night Diving or Wreck Diving either. However these are common uses. A good dive torch supplies enough light underwater to navigate and view in low light area’s. Having the right strength is important so as not to over illuminate as well. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Wellington Teric Dive Computer name meaning

    It’s all in a name

    When the new Shearwater Teric was unveiled, I was bemused. Why had Shearwater turned their backs on a tradition of naming wrist dive computers with names beginning with the letter ‘P’. We have Predator, Petrel, Perdix. What was different about the Teric, in fact what did Teric mean. I immediately went on line and found […]