AUUC owns 8 full sets of SCUBA diving equipment along with some free diving equipment. This gear is paid for by the club and anyone borrowing it is expected to take great care with it. To organise gear hire, email [email protected].
We also own an air compressor and can fill tanks for members. Club tanks no longer need to be returned filled, this is now included in the hire price. Members can purchase fills for their own tanks in lots of 10.
Gear is stored in the boat shed of the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre (8-10 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland). Please email the gear officer to arrange a time, detailing what gear you require. As SCUBA gear is very bulky and heavy, it is necessary to bring your car or very politely ask your driver for the trip; parking is free and widely available outside the centre.
The most preferred way to pay for gear hire by bank transfer. On top of payment for gear hire, we also require a $50 cash bond which will be returned to you in full once the gear is returned. Damage or loss of gear may result in the forfeit of part or all of your bond. The bond must be in cash to ensure ease of refund.
Remember that the Gear Officer is a volunteer giving up their time, so any steps you take to make the process quick and easy would be greatly appreciated. This could be :
- Checking your log book to know how much weight you require
- Ensuring you have $50 in cash for your bond
- Being punctual
Gear Hire Rates
|Scuba Diving Set (1 day)||$50|
|Scuba Diving Set (2 days)||$80|
|Scuba Diving Set (3+ days)||$110 + $25/day|
|Freediving Set (1 day)||$15|
|Freediving Set (2 days)||$25|
|Freediving Set (3+ days)||$30 + $10/day|
|10 Tank Fills (Member’s Tanks)||$50|
|Tank Fill (Club Tanks)||$5|
|Mask & Snorkel||$5|
Payment can be made with cash on collection or bank transfer, see Ways to Pay. Note that the above rates only count the days which the gear has been used. You will not be charged for the time taken to clean and return your gear after use. In addition to the gear hire rate we require a $50 cash deposit which is returned to you in full if all the hired gear is returned on time, properly rinsed and undamaged .
Gear Hire Rules
When you signed up to the club, you accepted the gear hire rules. To see them, click here.