Equipment

The club maintains a fleet of 25 Faber 12L tanks, 5 sets of Scubapro Regulators, countless wetsuits and weight belts for use by members. The club has 3 compressors so that tanks can be filled on a Thursday night or before a dive if there is enough time.

Personal Equipment Recommendations

All members are highly recommended to have some basic pieces of equipment that are not always available for hire in a large quantity or desired sizes. These are:

  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins
  • Wetsuit Boots

These few items are the basics that will get you started and will keep you comfortable on all your future diving adventures. All other equipment can be hired from the club at competitive rates.

Compressors

AUSC has 3 air compressors to which we use to fill club tanks and members personal dive tanks: There is our main club room compressor located at the club rooms which can be used to fill tanks either before a dive or on Thursday night along with two portable compressors which we use when exploring regional South Australia.

 

Equipment Hire Pricing

ItemPricePrice Cap (Student/Training)Description / Notes
Air Fill$5.00  
Tank (With Air Fill)$10.00  
Tank (Without Air Fill)$5.00 
BCD$7.00 
Regulator$13.00 Comes with a computer or bottom timer
Wetsuit$8.00 
Weight belt / Weights$4.00 ✓ 
Fins (including booties)$5.00  Club members should aim to own their own
Gloves$3.00  Club members should aim to own their own
Hood$3.00  Club members should aim to own their own
Mask (including snorkel)$3.00  Club members should aim to own their own

There is a price cap for students or members conducting training of $30 for the hire of a Tank, BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit & Weight belt. Limit of 2 tanks and does not include air fills or boat fee. Consequently, a double boat dive with full hire will cost $30 + 2 x $5 (air fills) + $40 (double boat fee & fuel levy) for a total of $80.

The below items are special hire and are subject to availability and general approval.

Oxygen Tank$10.00Private hire (emergency oxygen available with boat dives), subject to not being needed by Club Oxygen must be refilled at Renter’s organisation/expense
Sharkshield
Freedom 7
$15.00Private hire (freely available with boat dives), subject to not being needed by Club

Notes About Hiring Equipment

  • Refer to the boats page for additional boat fee pricing
  • 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 Reef Watch 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.