Clean air fills onsite, we have our air checked regularly by New Zealand Air Purity.
We have regular comments made by out of town divers that our air tastes good!
$9 per fill or
$70 for a concession fill card of 10 fills.
SCUBA Cylinder Testing
We test dive cylinders in store.
To check if it is in need of a test, find the most recent date stamped on the top of the cylinder. If the date is more than 12 months old, check if there is a plastic tag with a date around the valve. If there is no plastic tag, then a visual inspection is needed.
If the date is more than 24 months old then the cylinder needs a hydrostatic test. It is a good idea to make a note of the date as it is illegal for filling stations to fill an out of date cylinder.
This means a fast turn around time and you can talk to the certified staff if you have any questions.
Scuba Cylinders require testing every single year, a visual inspection in the first year and a Hydrostatic test the following year the test alternates each year after that If it's been more than 2 years since any test was performed you will need a Hydrostatic test.
Visual inspection test including fill $50
Hydrostatic test including fill $60
SCUBA Equipment Servicing
Scuba equipment is extremely reliable, it is life support equipment engineered to take us where we aren’t designed to go, this is why it is important to get your scuba equipment serviced regularly by a trained expert. Manufacturers recommend annual servicing this involves disassembly clean and reassembly to ensure safe and dependable performance from your scuba equipment.
A common issue is the 2nd stage regulator free-flowing it could be just a simple tune or more often a symptom of a first stage failure.
Come and see us for a FREE pre-season inspection we are happy to check your equipment and give you advice.
We do all our own equipment servicing and repairs in our on-site workshop, when you bring your scuba equipment in it’s good to know that it is being serviced by someone who knows what they are doing.
Our servicing technicians have undertaken manufacturer’s approved technicians courses for all the brands listed below:
Our prices are fair and they reflect the time spent servicing your equipment we do not cut corners when it comes to servicing. We only use the manufacturers approved service kits and always replace every part recommended by the manufacturer. This may not make our servicing charges the cheapest but it gives you the peace of mind that your equipment is being maintained correctly.
Tips for SCUBA Equipment Maintenance
You must perform regular maintenance on your scuba equipment and this will prolong its life and help keep you safe while diving, visually inspecting your equipment before after and after periods of no use.
Before your next dive trip, follow the pre-dive steps below to make sure your scuba equipment is safe and ready to dive. At the end of your trip follow the post dive steps to keep it in good shape.
Set up your scuba equipment breath from all 2nd stage regulators then listen for leaks,
check your SPG is reading accurately,
power inflate your bcd and check all dump valves then re-inflate and leave for a period of time to see if your BCD has lost any air,
visually inspect all hoses and mouth pieces for cracks holes or splits,
slide back any hose protectors and inspect,
disassemble your scuba equipment replace the dust cover and inhale through each 2nd stage - you should not be able to breath any air through,
visually inspect all metal for signs of corrosion.
It is a good idea to rinse your scuba equipment while its set up on a cylinder with warm water, rinse all moving parts while moving them, having your scuba set up under pressure will prevent any water entering your regulator.
Dry all your equipment thoroughly before storing away.
If you have a water activated computer this is critical in order to save the battery.
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