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Equipment Hire


Taking pride of place on the water are the clubs two boats Stargazer (2005) and Vitamin Sea (2015). Both boats are of a rigid hulled inflatable boat design having fibreglass hulls and inflatable pontoons. This design allows the club to safely and quickly reach off-shore dive sites in boats that by design, are inherently safe and stable. Both boats have a full compliment of mandatory safety equipment in addition to other items the club requires including DAN Oxygen kits. The club maintains a dozen full sets of scuba gear, 25 tanks, countless wetsuits and weight belts for use by members. To fill tanks the club has two compressor units allowing travel all over South Australia where air fills might not have otherwise been available. The banks trailer is equipped with a high capacity Bauer compressor and banks cylinders allowing the club to take large numbers of members away diving. The smaller Coltri Sub compressor is used by experienced groups heading away to remote locations.

Note: The club retired Crayon (1995) in 2015.

What Members Need:

All members are required to have some basic pieces of equipment that are not available for hire from the club. These are:

  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins
  • Wetsuit Boots

These few items are the basics that are needed to get started. All other equipment can be hired from the club at very economical rates. Members need to be prepared to be involved in a club as AUSC is not a commercial charter or shop.

Please note that payment of hired equipment must be paid in person on the day of the dive. There is an ATM located close to the clubrooms. Online payment is reserved for dive trips only.

Equipment Hire Prices




Boat ride (single)



Boat ride (double)



Air fill








Regs (with computer)






Weight belt



* Student cap over equipment is $30 (limit of two tanks).


  • Only club members may hire and use club equipment
  • Test hired tanks and regs before taking them from the club
  • Hire period is seven days (Thursday to Thursday), subject to Equipment Return requirements
  • Equipment must be returned clean and in good order
  • Faulty equipment is to be marked and reported on return
  • Air fills for Reefwatch activities are free of charge

* The number of weights on a hired weight belt is to be recorded in the equipment hire register

Equipment Return

‘Equipment should be returned to the club immediately following a dive trip. If this is not possible, the equipment must be returned no later than 7 p.m. on the Thursday following the day of the dive trip.’

Overdue fees are calculated at 150% of normal hire fees