Kirra Dive was started back in 1988 from members of the old Tweed Aquatic Club. The old site was behind kirra Surf at kirra, but as you can tell it was becoming unsafe to stay and it was a good choice to leave when we did, having a high rise build on top of the old Nisan hut may have been the end of us.
I brought the dive shop in a fire sale in 1996/7, the poor old shop had a weak pulse and was not expected to last out the night. The next 3 years we got it vertical again, breathing on it’s own and convincing me we may have something after all, at times I thought that staying at Seaworld would have been allot easier option. Still we soldiered on hocking our goods with a smile, 2nd mortgaged the home, sold our children for scientific experiment’s and made it through to the other end.
Now some 20 years later we have re-located to Wharf Street, added "onthetweed" to Kirra Dive, added Air-conditioning, a big arse coffee machine and an electric door.