Shellharbour Scuba Centre
Located in Shell Harbour New South Wales, Shellharbour Scuba Centre is the place to come for all your scuba diving needs no matter if you are an experienced diver or you want to learn to dive.
The scuba courses offered at our Scuba Dive Centre include Open Water Diving, Nitrox, Rescue Diving, Freediving, TXR Course, Night Diving, Deep Diving Wreck Diving, Divemaster. There are scuba courses that cater for those who are learning to dive and those who have had more experience. Our diving instructors are highly qualified and experienced who will aim to make you feel relaxed and comfortable while learning.
Our Illawarra Dive Centre not only trains you to dive but also retails all the scuba gear that you will require. Some of the diving equipment you may need include: wetsuits, fins, cylinders, masks, Apeks WTX systems and diving accessories. Snorkel packs can also be purchased at our dive centre.
It is recommended that diving equipment be serviced at least every twelve months and Illawarra Scuba Centre provides this service. We have experienced technicians, qualified to service all scuba gear and the service comes with a 3 month warranty.
Wollongong Dive Centre has local accommodation and dive sites that we suggest for visitors to the area. Diving sites include: Bushrangers Bay, The Gutter, The Gravel Loader, Lou’s Reef/Rock, The Arch, Kiama, Killalea, Blue Devil Cave, Hole in the Wall. Please visit our links page for accommodation recommendations.
For those of you who dive all the time, our dive centre offers you to join our Shellharbour Scuba Diva/Apha membership. This membership rewards you for diving regularly by unlimited Nitrox fills, discounts on scuba gear, free labour on your diving equipment servicing, a free shirt and $150 off a recreational scuba course.
So if you are just learning to dive or have been diving for awhile, come to our Wollongong Scuba Centre and meet our friendly, professional and expert staff who will ensure you will have an enjoyable, relaxed and memorable diving experience.
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We run four social dives over the weekend, Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons.
Our morning shore dive is nice and simple, meeting at the shop at 8:30am and usually leaving around 9 (depending on how much chatter is going on). We normally dive the Gutter at Bass Point - one of our favourite places. From there we can reach a whole bunch of different places, our main attraction being the Blue Devil cave.
At the Devil cave we can see an Eastern Blue Devil fish, and depending on the time of year there could be a baby Weedy sea dragon or perhaps some calamari eggs, there could be some spiders scuttling about or shrimp hiding in a crevice and chances are you’ll see some nudibranchs lazing around.
In the afternoons we run more adventurous dives for those up to the challenge! To attend the afternoon dive we ask that you come on the morning dive first just so our dive master can get a good idea of your experience. On the afternoon we may take the scooters for a rip, or we might take the twin tanks for a dip, or we might combine the two for a scooter/twin dive just to mix things up! The options are never ending! We have eleven scooters ready to go, this is truly something unique to try! And we also have a whole bunch of twin tanks with manifolds in hire, it couldn’t be any easier! We once did a twin trip ranging five and half kilometres!! Get in on the action and try them for yourself, you never know what you’ll find! Our local seal, Alex loves to play with people on the scooters when he isn’t trying to catch his lunch! Depending on conditions we may be able to dive Kiama and do the caves off Kendall’s beach or if you're really lucky the Kiama blow hole. Or you might go for an exploratory dive off The Gutter and see what you can come across.
We also have just begun our night dives again (well, twilight dives considering daylight savings). We do these on Friday evenings, meeting at the shop at 5:30pm. Night dives do require a booking so give us a ring and explore the dark side!