About Island Bay Divers

Welcome to Island Bay Divers, operating from the 'White House' - the home of diving in Wellington. The shop is 200m from the Island Bay beach & fishing harbour.

We retail most major brands:

  • Apex
  • Poseidon
  • Cressi
  • Aqualung
  • Atomic
  • Sherwood
  • Apollo
  • Genesis
  • Picasso
  • Rob Allen
  • Technisub

We service & test scuba equipment. Our compressor is the largest in Wellington & offers air fills without delay. We offer boat trips every week to the marine reserve, local wrecks & scenic crayfish sites. Our club dives are on Saturday mornings for scuba & snorkel divers. We also run spearfishing trips and run freediving courses. Our diver training covers all the levels up to Instructor trainer.

We are the city's most experienced dive store (established 1985) and provide the full range of dive services - training, trips & gear. For more information see our training and retail pages.

  • Wellington's oldest PADI Facility; A Padi Dive Centre
  • Wellington's only NAUI Facility; A NAUI Career Centre
  • Wellington's only CMAS facility
  • Wellingtons preferred diving School

Island Bay is one of New Zealand's top dive sites, and it is right in the middle of the capital city, Wellington. Island Bay's rocky coastline bordering the deep clear waters of Cook Strait provides an extremely varied habitat for a wide variety of fish species.

Island Bay Divers can show you the way to safely and enjoyably explore the exciting, silent world at your feet.

All our sales staff are very experienced divers - most of them are instructors.

Call today or visit our website for more information.

PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water diver, PADI rescue diver, NAUI, PADI, CMAS, tanks, hydros, scuba diving courses, boat trips, frog dive club, hydro testing, Taputeranga, dive charters, south coast,Scuba Diving Trips, Diving Courses, Padi Diving Courses, Padi scuba Dive course, SCUBA Dive boat charters, diving lessons.

What makes us different?

We have been providing retail and servicing of diving gear, and running scuba diving courses and charters for longer than any enterprise in Wellington.

We stock a very wide variety of equipment and have the largest air compressor in Wellington. That drastically reduces your waiting time.

For more information on these and other benefits of diving with us, call us or contact us online.

Business photos

Cnr Reef St and The Parade, Island Bay Wellington


  • NZ Retailers Association

Opening hours

  • 09:00 - 18:00
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  • 09:00 - 18:00

Products and services

Service Options
  • Visit Us Online
  • On-site Service
  • AquaLung
  • Buoyancy Control Devices
  • Gauges
  • Flippers
  • Fins
  • Wetsuits
  • Regulators
  • Cressi-sub
  • Tanks
  • Air Compressors
  • Weight Belts
  • Masks
  • Pressure Gauges
  • Crayfish
  • Training
  • Boat Charters
  • Snorkeling
  • Freediving
  • Trips
  • Spearfishing
  • Scuba Diving
Price Information
  • Free Estimates
  • Hire
  • Scuba Schools International
  • Professional Association of Diving Instructors
  • PADI
  • Certified
  • Locally Owned

Mailing address

353 The Parade Island bay Wellington 6023

Parking options

Free On-Street

Free Off-Street

Payment options

  • MasterCard
  • Cash
  • American Express
  • Travellers Cheques
  • Credit Terms Available
  • Personal Cheques
  • Money Orders
  • Direct Credit (internet banking, phone banking)
  • Direct Debit
  • Gift Vouchers
  • VISA

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