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Testing & Servicing

Equipment Servicing

Why have your gear serviced?

Because your life depends on it... it can also spoil a great day (or holiday) if your equipment lets you down when you are at the dive site. Most manufacturers recommend annual servicing which involves a strip, clean, replace and rebuild to ensure safe and reliable performance from your equipment.

We are an Authorised Mares Lab Service Centre as well as a service centre for most other brands of Regulators, BCD's and Gauges. This enables us to provide you with a high level of customer service and good turnaround times, servicing can take a few days (especially in the lead up to the summer holidays) so drop your equipment off early to ensure it will be ready for your next dive trip.

As with all servicing the cost varies depending on what parts are required. Servicing prices include labour and service kit only. There is a standard labour charge of half an hour per stage. Prices are subject to change depending on the internal condition of each stage and its contents. We can provide estimates prior to the repair starting if required.

Services we provide

    • Regulator Servicing
    • BCD Servicing
    • Spear Gun Rigging
    • Gauge Checks
    • Computer Battery Changes

Please contact us if you have a query or need your equipment serviced, alternatively come down and see our great staff.

Cylinder Testing

Dive HQ Whangarei is an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Certified Cylinder Test Laboratory under the New Zealand Underwater SCAP (Scuba Cylinder Audit Programme) covering Scuba, BA and Paint Ball cylinders.

The legal testing requirements for Scuba Cylinders are an annual test (visual) to check for cracks and other defects and a two yearly test (hydrostatic) which tests for metal fatigue.

Our policy is to have your test complete by the next working day.

Hydro $40.00 plus fill | Visual $25.00 plus fill.

Cylinder Fills

Cylinders are filled at our premises in Clyde Street and can generally be filled while you wait. $10.00 per fill or buy a concession card of 10 fills for $70 (save $30).

Pure Air: Our air is tested quarterly by NZUA, a third party EPA sanctioned test body in line with the regulations to ensure we comply and supply you with air safe for breathing underwater.