The club maintains a fleet of 30 Faber 12L steel tanks, 10 sets of regulators with SPG and dive computer, countless wetsuits and weight belts for use by our members. All hire prices are on a weekly basis from Thursday to the following Thursday for more diving flexibility!

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


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.


Weekly Equipment Hire Pricing (Thursday to Thursday)

ItemPrice Student Price Cap*Description
Air Fill$5.00 Air fills at the club room
Air Fill (portable compressor)$10.00 Air fills using the portable compressor
Tank (With Air Fill)$15.0012 Liter Faber Steel Tanks
Regulator$15.00Scubapro or Cressi Regs with dive computer.
Weight belt / Weights$4.00 ✓ 
Dive Torch$5.00  
Fins (including booties)$5.00 Aim to own your own
Gloves$3.00 Aim to own your own
Hood$3.00 Aim to own your own
Mask (including snorkel)$3.00 Aim to own your own

* There is a price cap for Adelaide University Student members and members conducting training through the club 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

  • These prices are just for gear hire – refer to the boats page for additional boat fees
  • Only club members can hire and use club equipment – you cannot hire gear for a non club member
  • Ensure all gear is tested before leaving the club – this helps prevent stress or missed dives!
  • Check your tank pressure at the club room – we have tank pressure checkers – ask if unsure
  • Due to our ultra low fees there is no discount for returning full tanks then rehiring the same tank
  • Hire period is seven days (Thursday to Thursday), subject to equipment return requirements
  • Equipment must be washed in clean water and preferably dry prior to return
  • Faulty equipment is to be tagged with the description of the fault and placed in the faulty equipment crate
  • The number of weights you have hired on a weight belt is recorded in the equipment hire register – the same amount need to be returned!

Equipment Return

Club equipment is a resource for all club members. If you are unable to return the gear either after a club dive or on the Thursday it means that another club member may miss out. Please return gear before it becomes overdue. Overdue fees are calculated weekly at 150% of normal hire fees.

If you need equipment for more than a week because you are using it regionally etc have a chat to our committee and we can do a longer hire in the majority of cases. However, over the main peak periods such as Easter and Christmas this may not be possible.