Shellharbour Scuba Centre
Located in Shellharbour New South Wales just south of Wollongong, Shellharbour Scuba Centre is the destination for all your snorkeling and scuba diving needs. Conveniently located about an hour and a half from Sydney and around 2 hours from Canberra we are the perfect driving distance for a fun day away.
We are proud to anounce that as a PADI 5 star center we offer PADI dive courses including Open Water, Nitrox, Rescue, Night, Deep, DPV and Divemaster, plus many other specialties! These courses cater for those who want to learn how to dive up to those who have had more experience. Our diving instructors are highly qualified and experienced, who aim to make you feel relaxed and comfortable while learning.
Not only do we train you to dive but we also have a huge selection of snorkling gear, diving equipment, tech gadgets and some newly aquired Poseidon rebreathers. We live and breathe diving and our shop represents that. If your looking to purchase some gear we have an abundance of masks and snorkles, fins and wetsuits, regulators and computers, bcd's, cylinders, twins and ponies. If you want to find out more you can either log onto our online shop and have a browse, or our much more preffered method is to come on down and visit us in the shop. We love sharing our expertise and passion on all things diving.
What if you only want to hire gear for the day, or the weekend? No problem! We have high quality Apeks first and second stage regs, all of which are ballanced for superior breathing and are available as yoke or DIN. We have just added a range of Aqualung i3 bcd's as well, this innovative new technology will chang the way you dive forever, your bouyancy is controlled by a simple lever, no more grabbing your snorkle looking for the inflator hose. We also have good quality masks and snorkles, solid blade and new split fins as well, so even snorkelers get the best! And lets not forget wetsuits. As you may know the water temperature in Shellharbour averages from 22 degrees in summer, to around 16 degrees in winter, to allow for this we have good quality Neptune 5mm wetsuits, or if you really dislike the cold we have just added some new Aqualung 8mm semi-dry suits as well.
We also service gear. It is generally recommended that diving equipment be serviced every twelve months and Shellharbour Scuba Centre provides this service. If you are going on a holiday overseas and you want a general check up, or if you just need a new battery installed in your dive computer we can help. We have experienced technicians, qualified to service all scuba gear and our service comes with a 3 month warranty. We even hydro and stamp cylinders.
Shellharbour Scuba has local accommodation and dive sites that we suggest for visitors coming to the area. The majority of our diving is done at Bass Point Reserve, which is a convenient 5min drive from our shop. The dive sites include our most popular The Gutter and Blue Devil Cave, as well as The Gravel Loader, Hole in the Wall, Lou’s Reef/Rock, The Arch, and Bushrangers Bay which also doubles as the best snorkelling spot in town. And if conditions are favourable we may even go to Kiama, just 15min down the road to dive inside The Blow Hole and its surrounds. Please visit our links page for accommodation recommendations.
For those of you who dive all the time, we can also offer you our Shellharbour Scuba Diva or Alpha membership. This membership rewards you for diving regularly with unlimited Nitrox fills for yourself, discounts on scuba gear, half price labour when you get your equipment serviced, $150 off a recreational scuba course when you decide to increase your diving skills, and when you convince a friend to try a Discover Scuba Dive, you can keep them happy with a $50 discount!
So no matter if you love snorkelling, are just learning to dive or have been diving for years, come to our place, Shellharbour Scuba Centre and meet our friendly, professional and expert staff. We will ensure you will have an enjoyable, relaxed and memorable diving experience.
As we love to say, Come Dive With The Locals!