Top Scuba Dive Shops in Wellington

Ready to check out the best shops in Wellington for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 3 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Wellington to suit your needs.
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Dive HQ Wellington

#1 - Dive HQ Wellington


Our active dive club is out diving every week in and around Wellington. There is so much to see; from sea horses and eagle rays to the ever popular crayfish.
Not a diver? Dive Courses start every two weeks.

Island Bay Divers

#2 - Island Bay Divers


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

New Zealand Sea Adventures

#3 - New Zealand Sea Adventures


New Zealand Sea Adventures was established in 1990 by Tony Howell in Titahi Bay, Porirua. From the beginning, the New Zealand Sea Adventures name grew and became the leading PADI scuba diving training facility in Wellington/Porirua.

On the 12th of October 2000 NZ Sea Adventures was awarded the Wellington Regions only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre rating. After 14 years the NZSA shop was moved out to Kilbirnie where it remained for four years.

In 2008 we moved back home to Mana in Porirua. Here we have continued training excellent Scuba Divers, supplying the best dive equipment available and much much more. Having our own on-site dive pool certainly helps. NZSA is Wellington’s only Technical diver training facility.

We offer TDI courses from Enriched air/Nitrox right through to Advanced Trimix, including Instructor level training.