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:
- 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.
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
|Item||Price||Price Cap (Student/Training)||Description / Notes|
|Air Fill||$5.00||Price for air fills at the club room|
|Air Fill (portable compressor)||$10.00||Price for air fills if using the portable compressor as part of an multi-day trip|
|Tank (With Air Fill)||$15.00||✓||Tanks are 12 Liter Faber Steel|
|Regulator||$15.00||✓||Scubapro Regs with SPG and dive computer. We have developed a one page Summary of Basic Operations for our new Mares dive computers featured on some of our regs. |
|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|
Price Cap Information: There is a price cap for our students and members conducting training of $35 with one tank or $40 with two tanks. As an example of costs: a local double boat dive with equipment and two tanks would cost $40 for equipment hire + $40 double boat fee & fuel levy for a total of $80.
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 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.