Your one stop Dive shop

The Dive Shack employs over 14 highly qualified and experienced staff, has a custom built 7.3 metre Gemini Rigid Hull Inflatable boat, an offsite heated training pool and spa to relax in with your instructors after your days training, state-of-the-art rental equipment and a stunning showroom located only minutes from Adelaide City.

The Dive Shack Pty Ltd is the only dive shop in South Australia to offer mobile capability. If you can’t come to us, allow our professional team of instructors to come to you at your location anywhere in the State.

Our instructors teach because they love to dive and to pass on the same passion that was instilled in them when they first learnt to dive. Not only is our training provided above and beyond normal training standards, we are also a part of a Registered Training Organisation, ORCA (Ocean Recreational Careers Australasia) allowing us to offer Nationally Recognised Training for all our courses.

We pride ourselves on being a small South Australian family owned and operated business. It is our mission to employ local staff and promote our local business as a fun, professional and modern dive centre. We aim to remain this way so we can continue to grow and keep our business healthy and pass on the rewards to our most important assets, you, our valued customers and friends.

FUN

Laugh, smile and be happy. Love to be a part of The Dive Shack.

PROFESSIONAL

Our team of staff uphold the highest values and moral standards to ensure that you, our valued customers, are guaranteed to receive the absolute best training and experience in South Australia guaranteed. We maintain that we have the absolute best value and standard of training and customer service in the state because we want to ensure that you leaves our store with the same enthusiasm for the sport of diving that we have.

COMMUNICATION

Our staff are friendly, honest and operate with the highest level of integrity to ensure you have the best underwater adventure possible.

PRICE

The Dive Shack understands customers pay a premium price. In return, we guarantee you the highest level of safety, comfort, enjoyment, professionalism, friendliness, knowledge and value.

PROBLEMS

If customers don’t have an enjoyable experience, The Dive Shack is to be informed. Paul, our owner guarantees the problem will be rectified as quickly and effectively as possible.

Meet the faces of The Dive Shack

Paul is the sole owner and director of The Dive Shack.

Paul Zuromski, The Dive Shack, Snorkel Safari, Adelaide, scuba, diving, snorkelling, spearfishing, freedivingHe began his diving adventures when he was first introduced to diving as a child by a family friend. As a born and bred country boy, as soon as he moved to the city in 1997, he enrolled in his Open Water Course and hasn’t looked back since. He became a dive professional in 2007 and is one of our leading instructors. He is both a qualified Instructor in PADI and SSI.  Having dived in some exotic and remote areas of the world, Paul still finds South Australia has some world class diving; but when abroad Paul especially loves the Solomon Islands. With experience in diving and travelling to destinations such as Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Bali, Cook Islands and the Solomon’s, he is passionate about introducing new divers and not so new divers to these destinations as a Dive and Travel Guide. When not diving or travelling, you will find Paul skippering our fully surveyed vessel, ‘Nauti – Nomad’ or teaching first aid as a qualified Combat First Aider with the Australian Army.

When not diving Paul can be found spending time with his beautiful children and wife Bec who are also water babies.

Rosie is the Training Manager, Freediving Instructor and our in shop Scuba Instructor

Rosie Sheba, The Dive Shack, Snorkel Safari, Adelaide, scuba, diving, snorkelling, spearfishing, freedivingRosie has always been a water baby. She learnt to swim before she could walk, and was jumping off the diving board by the age of three. Studying freshwater turtles in the Kimberley gave her a passion for snorkelling and duck diving, and she signed up for an Open Water Dive Course in Cairns, at 19 years old. Her first breath underwater in a swimming pool was an “aha” moment, Rosie knew whatever she did with her life, she had to dive.

Rosie graduated from the Australian National University in 2008 with a bachelor of science in
evolution, ecology and hydrology. She then spent a year driving solo around Australia, and earned her Advanced, Rescue, Dive Master and Dive Control Specialist Certifications in Western Australia. She then completed her honours year studying Functional Niche Segregation in Coral Reef damselfishes with her field work based on Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef.  After honours, Rosie Became an Open Water Scuba instructor with SSI and then PADI. She spent six months living and working in Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula in Conservation and Diving.

Rosie returned to Adelaide in 2013 after eight years travelling extensively interstate and overseas. In 2014 Rosie completed her Two star and Three star AIDA freediving courses, breath-hold diving to 36 metres in the Red Sea, Eilat, Israel. In 2015, she rode her bicycle 4000km across America for women’s health, and later that year she completed her freediving instructor course in Lake Eacham, Far North Queensland.

Rosie enjoys teaching and talking everything diving related. She continues to develop both her SCUBA and freediving qualifications and experience, and is currently a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and PADI freediving Instructor. She loves working at The Dive Shack as the culture is both friendly and professional.

Jess is our shop 2IC and Webmaster

Jess The Dive ShackAlso an avid hockey player, Jess put her Marine Biology degree and diving on hold to move to America for a year and a half to attend a college on a field hockey scholarship. Returning in 2014 and moving back to Adelaide, Jess jumped back into uni and completed the last semester of her degree.

In July 2015 Jess started with us at The Dive Shack, and rediscovered her passion for being under the water. Since then, Jess has completed four specialties and a Rescue Diver Course and completed her Dive Master training, the first of the Dive Professional levels.

You’ll mostly find Jess in the shop serving whoever enters the doors and out on the boat whenever she finds herself with a day off from the shop.

JD is the most recent instructor to join the team who will also be found him in the shop.

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JD spent most of his childhood in the water. He was raised to swim before he could walk. He very quickly started snorkeling, wakeboarding, water skiing and knee boarding. At 15 JD went diving for the first time in Jamaica and instantly fell in love. At the age of 18 he joined the US Marine Corps which took him around the world where he continued to dive. At age 25 he left the Marines and started working at an aquarium as a water sports instructor and began his training to be a scuba instructor. In September 2016 JD became an Open Water Scuba Instructor and very quickly progressed to become a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and a Tec Deep instructor by December of 2016. He moved to Australia this February to continue his Technical training and dive instructor career.