Equipment

The club maintains a dozen full sets of scuba gear, 25 tanks, countless wetsuits and weight belts for use by members. The club house has a compressor so that tanks can be filled on a thursday night or before a dive if there is enough time.

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 commercial rates. Members need to be prepared to be involved in the club, as AUSC is not a commercial charter or shop.

Note that payment of hired equipment must be paid in person on the day of the dive.

Compressor

AUSC has a compressor and banks at the club which can be used to fill tanks either before a dive or on thursday night.

The compressor is located at the club rooms

Equipment Pricing

ItemPricePrice Cap* (Student/Training)Description
Tank$5.00✔ 
BCD$7.00✔ 
Regulator$13.00✔Comes with a Computer
Wetsuit$8.00✔ 
Weight belt / Weights$4.00✔ 
Air fill$5.00  
Fins (including booties)$5.00  
Gloves$3.00  
Hood$3.00  
Mask (including snorkel)$3.00  
Oxygen tank$10.00 Private 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$15.00 Private hire (freely available with boat dives), subject to not being needed by Club

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) + $30 (boat fee) = $70

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.