Dive Gear

  • Wellington Gift Voucher

    It’s nearly Christmas Time…

    It’s almost that time of year again when summer arrives and so do the holidays!There’s never been a better time to sign up a friend for their PADI Open Water Diver course.  Gift the ultimate in experiences this Christmas with a Gift voucher for a SCUBA Diving course.   Already certified or not sure what to […]

  • Wellington SCUBA Regulators 150x150 Quest R10 Reg

    Atlantis Quest R10 Regulators

    In recent blogs we have looked at several general aspects of regulator design and function. Now let us check out an outstanding example of a piston first stage regulator. The Atlantis Quest R10 is a very popular regulator though-out New Zealand and the South Pacific. It is an extremely robust, reliable and affordable regulator that […]

  • wellington scuba diving regulator first stages

    Regulator Diaphragm V’s Piston First Stage.

    A scuba regulator has several functions, all of which allow a diver to breathe underwater. The first stage attaches to your scuba cylinder and that reduces the pressure from high to intermediate. The second stage reduces the pressure further from intermediate to ambient. That means that the work of breathing is almost, but not quite, […]

  • Wellington scuba diving regulator care

    Regulator Care and Maintenance.

    The rule of thumb is to have your regulator serviced by a certified Service Technician either every year or 100 dives, whichever comes first. The best time to do this is when you get your cylinder is tested. As well as the annual scuba diving regulator service it is also necessary to wash your regulators […]

  • 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 […]