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Island Bay Divers

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The shop is located in the centre of the Island Bay Marine reserve. Island Bay Divers put forward the proposal for the reserve  to the Department of Conservation in 1988. After 20 years of hard work the rteserve became as reality. The reserve is approximately 5 km long & extends to a depth of approximately 40m.

Island Bay Divers is the city's most experienced dive store (established 1985) and provides a full range of dive services - servicing, testing, training, trips & equipment both scuba and spearfishing plus hire. For more information see our training and retail pages on our website

Island Bay is one of New Zealand's top dive sites, and it is located in the heart of the capital city, Wellington. 15 minutes by car and 30 minutes by double decker electric bus (bus route #1) from the CBD. The shop is 20m from the final stop on bus route #1.

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. The reserve starts just inside Princess Bay and extends to half way through the bay just past the quarry gates. This reserve has dramatically increased the number & range of marine life in the area since it's inception.

Island Bay Divers is committed to promoting snorkelling in the reserve. Anyone & everyone can hire snorkelling equipment and enter the the silent world of the reserve. This often the first experience the public has of entering the busy habitat beneath the surface. If they want we have guided tours but most people just 'jump in'. Anyone hiring equipment from the shop gets a full site & safety brief. The Island Bay Divers facebook page has a daily update of conditions for Island Bay on the days we are open.

So even if you haven't dived before, come & join the adventure of visiting the other 7/10ths of your 'blue' planet. See further details on

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