Kirk Scuba Gear is online, e-commerce business operated from our home in London, Ontario, Canada. It is not a storefront nor does it carry stock/inventory.
Kirk Scuba Gear does not offer scuba lessons. It is strictly an alternative shopping site for divers who wish to purchase quality scuba/snorkeling/electronics/outdoor gear products at reasonable prices. All products are backed with a manufacturer’s warranty from our suppliers. Kirk Scuba Gear is not a “grey market” business. Referrals from Kirk Scuba Gear for lessons, tank fills and store gear are made at the customer’s request to a local business in London, Ontario.
Most divers know that scuba gear is not made in Canada, exception, Bare, located in Quebec, Canada. Most of our products ship to Canada from the United States/China from an assortment of suppliers that work with us.
We are pleased to offer products from Canadian suppliers such as, Chawel, and Canned Oxygen + and Glo Rope. These products ship from Canada. All of our other products ship via USPS (air mail) to Canada to eliminate extra charges. (duty associated with FedEx/DHL/UPS shipping from the USA) As shopping/purchases in Canada, tax (HST) will be collected by the post office upon delivery. On some smaller/inexpensive items, sometimes, this is not collected. Kirk Scuba Gear is not responsible for paying of the tax. USPS charges are based on purchase weight and the size of the box. Scuba tanks are shipped via UPS, because of their weight.
NEW for Southwestern Ontario Shoppers::::If you are willing to drive over the border to Port Huron Michigan, there is “shipping centre” designed for Canadian shoppers making USA based purchases……
You can order products from Kirk Scuba Gear worth over $50.00, and receive Free Shipping to the above address. Take a day trip, enjoy lunch, and pick up your goods. Please be advised that custom duties may apply depending on the dollar value of your purchase. Kirk Scuba Gear is not responsible for this charge.
If you wish to order product and have it delivered to SCC, please contact me before your complete your order.
Ask me about alternative shipping methods for products.
If you have a friend/address/UPS Box in the United States, or are taking a vacation in the U.S., I am happy to ship your purchase there, as most products over $50 ship for free within the USA., but not in Canada. Certain products DO NOT ship for Free in the USA….this may be noted on the product. ScubaMax products do not ship for FREE!! (see PayPal below) Questions, concerns, inquiries are always welcome. CLICK HERE to contact me, or call 519-641-4948. Your inquiry will be answered in a timely matter. We provide Canadian divers/snorkelers with quality gear at reasonable prices. Kirk Scuba Gear believes in ocean conservation, preservation of coral reefs and underwater life. We also support SOS (Save our Wrecks, Ontario), Diving for the Disabled and Swimming for the Disabled.
Kirk Scuba Gear only deals with PayPal for method of payment on purchases. This is for the protection of Kirk Scuba Gear and you, the customer. We will NOT ship to any address that is not listed on your PayPal. Want your order shipped elsewhere? You must add that address to your PayPal account, before shipping of any goods. This is firm and non negotiable!
There is a 30-day return policy on all products. Refunds are not accepted for “changing your mind.” Product cost plus shipping is refunded back if the product is defective or parts are missing. For BCDs and wetsuits, please pay close attention to sizing charts provided on our site. Chest measurement is the most important sizing for wetsuits. We will take back a BCD or a wetsuit if it does not fit. You will receive the wetsuit/BCD price back, but not the shipping cost. We are happy to guide you with sizing but the ultimate decision is yours. Once we receive the returned product, you will receive your refund. Products must be returned with the original tags and literature and not appear to have been in the water. Refunds will not be given if the product appears to have been used, damaged or scratched.
Extra Note about returned goods:::A re-stocking fee is charged to Kirk Scuba Gear if your product is directly returned to one of my suppliers, not to us. This re-stocking fee will be deducted from your refund. Kirk Scuba Gear is not responsible for paying this.
Suggestion:::if you do not wish to pay this, then we suggest you sell your purchase to another diver.
Regulators and octos are pressure checked for leaks and assembled before shipping. We suggest you try your new gear before you take that holiday. Sometimes a regulator will require a small adjustment. Any dive shop can do this. Product specifications, colours, sizes and other options may be changed by manufacturers without advance notice to me. Some “SALE products”, are clear-outs, once stock is depilated, the product is no longer available. We try to keep current on this situation. The products as described on this site are as accurate as the information I receive. In addition, product availability may change without notice and products may be discontinued without advance notice to Kirk Scuba Gear. We do not negotiate pricing or shipping costs. We can offer you a discount on ScubaMax products, if you purchase a package. Pre-set packages (ScubaMax) are not included in this offer. We adhere to manufacturers’ advertised pricing (MAP).
Kirk Scuba Gear is a social butterfly.
The Scuba News Canada, Managing Editor
Kathy Dowsett, Owner and Operator Of Kirk Scuba Gear and a PADI certified diver.
Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada
Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about our Shipping Policies