PADI Open Water Diver Course

Learn to dive and get your PADI Open Water Diver Certification for life!

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the amazing creatures beneath the waves, this course is for you.

With a PADI Open Water Diver Certification you will be qualified to dive with a buddy, independent of an instructor to 18 metres. You will be able to buy scuba equipment, book on trips, explore wrecks, reefs and underwater kelp forests in over 183 countries worldwide.

This qualification is for life and it will certainly change yours. Most people have diving on their bucket lists, so why not be one of the lucky few who experience the other 70% of this earth - the underwater!

The PADI Open Water Diver Course also qualifies you to continue your dive education with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and many other PADI Specialty Courses on offer.

The course consists of;

Knowledge Development
eLearning – 12 to 15 hours of independent online study prior to the course in our digital classroom. You will be presented with videos and slides to teach you all you need to know before moving on to the practical stuff.
Confined Water Dives (Pool)
Two days practising in our heated dive pool. You will practise and complete all the skills you will use in the ocean under the guidance of one of our experienced instructors. Learning is fun and you have heaps of time to perfect your skills.

Open Water Dives (Ocean)
Now for the real fun and excitement! 4 Open Water Dives over 2 days at one of our amazing training sites. Aramoana has shipwrecks and beautiful kelp forests and is an easy site for all abilities. Weller's Rock on the other side of the harbour is complete with sponges, fish life and the very rare New Zealand Hooker Sea Lions.

Next Course Dates Are:

Friday 3rd November at 6pm - 9pm
Saturday 4th November at 8.30am - 5pm
Sunday 5th November at 8.30am - 5pm
Saturday 11th November at 8.30am - 5pm
Sunday 12th November at 8.30am - 5pm.
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