Welcome to NZ Dive School

The dive specialist, where you can learn to dive anywhere in New Zealand, book your dive course online or contact us to Dive into a World of Adventure.

Come down to our store on 22nd November 2017 at 10 Devon Road, Frankton, Hamilton.  We are holding a Tech Diving evening between 6PM and 8PM. Come and find out about Tech Diving equipment and where your journey into the depths could take you.  Check out our latest Dive Trip to Vanuatu in June 2018.

SDI SPECIALTIES

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SDI’s Deep Diver Course is a must for any diver wishing to explore a little more, go a little deeper, and learn the risks and benefits associated with deep diving. Many interesting sights lay just beyond open water diver training limits such as: beautiful wall dives, shipwrecks, and critters that don’t come into the shallows.The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary training to plan and execute dives that are beyond the depth range experienced during an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course, specifically beyond 18 metres/60 feet and to a maximum depth of not greater than 40 metres/130 feet. By the end of the course your knowledge, awareness, and comfort level with deep diving activities will have increased.

Course prerequisites:

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent

Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

Wreck diving can be one of the most exciting aspects of sport diving, however every effort must be made to maximize safe diving techniques. The SDI Wreck Diver Course will discuss the equipment and techniques commonly employed while wreck diving. This course may be taught as a non-penetration, 2 dives required, or as a limited-penetration course, requiring 3 dives. Limited-penetration is defined as a swim through or within the ambient light of entry point.

 

Course prerequisites:

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent

Minimum age 18, 15 for limited penetration course with parental consent

Minimum age 10 with parental consent for a non-penetration course

Junior Open Water Divers may not participate in any penetration activities or dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet

Divers must have a deep diver specialty certification or be able to provide proof of experience in order to dive deeper than 18 metres/60 feet in this course

Many divers find that night diving is their favorite type of diving. As with all specialty diving applications, procedures are different than those associated with open water diving. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the open water diver with the procedures, techniques, and potential hazards associated with diving at night, or in limited visibility. Becoming familiar with the use of dive lights, and night diving techniques such as navigation, buddy system procedures, communications, buoyancy control, and interacting with nocturnal aquatic life, the diver can safely enjoy night diving.

 

 

Course prerequisites:

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent

Minimum age 18 , 10 with parental consent

The SDI Dry Suit Diver Course will open up a whole new world of diving to you. Many of the diving environments around the world are better experienced in a dry suit. Why? These areas have an abundance of marine life waiting to be seen and photographed – they just happen to be a little colder! Dry suits are also used in tropical water during the cooler months.This course allows the student to develop the knowledge and skills to properly use a dry suit. It will discuss the types of dry suits, accessories, maintenance and how to make basic repairs.

 

Course prerequisites:

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent

Minimum age 18, 12 with parental consent

Divers are intensely fascinated by navigation… It allows them to make their way back to a special spot discovered on an earlier dive. They use the tricks and techniques of navigation to find an ideal exit point at the end of a dive without the need for an uncomfortable surface swim.Your SDI Underwater Navigation Specialty course will help you overcome the obstacles inherent to finding your way underwater. You will learn how easy and simple navigation can be and how it will help you both above and below the surface. During this course, you will review natural aids such as sand ripples or reef formations, which can accurately predict your route. Tools such as mechanical or digital compasses are a surprising challenge to the novice but we will help you unravel the challenge and teach the practical skills and techniques you’ll need to use them effectively.

This course is designed to give students a greater understanding and experience on how to properly navigate underwater using both natural and compass navigation.

Course prerequisites:

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent

Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

Nitrox is a breathing gas that has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced divers. This course will cover the use of nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen.

Course prerequisites:

Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent, or current enrollment in one of those courses

At one point or another, many divers have found themselves alone during a dive, whether it was intentional or not. SDI’s Solo Diving is the practice of self reliant scuba diving without a “dive buddy.”Solo diving, once considered technical diving and discouraged by most certification agencies, is now seen by many experienced divers and some certification agencies as an acceptable practice for those divers suitably trained and experienced. Rather than relying on the traditional buddy diving safety system, solo divers should be skilled in self-sufficiency and willing to take responsibility for their own safety while diving.

Being one of SDI’s most popular courses, the Solo Diver course stresses proper dive planning, personal limitations, and accident prevention, as well as the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo. You will also learn the additional equipment that is required for solo diving including its proper usage and assembly. This is the perfect course for underwater photography and underwater video divers as well as those diving with their children or buddies that may not very experienced in scuba diving.

Course prerequisites:

Minimum age 21

Certified SDI Advanced Diver or equivalent

Provide proof of 100 logged dives

The new SDI/TDI Sidemount Diver program is far more than just another “how to” book on sidemount diving. It’s a complete, comprehensive set of training materials designed to work together to make learning and teaching sidemount diving easy.

Course prerequisites:

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent

Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent.

This course is a cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), emergency oxygen (O2) administration, first aid, and automatic external defibrillator (AED) course combined into one program. It is designed to teach individuals the proper techniques to safely administer CPR, O2, correct first aid, and utilize an AED in emergency situations.

 

Course prerequisites:

Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

This course is a cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), emergency oxygen (O2) administration,  It is designed to teach individuals the proper techniques to safely administer CPR, O2.

 

 

 

Course prerequisites:

Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

This course is a cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), , first aid, combined into one program. It is designed to teach individuals the proper techniques to safely administer CPR and correct first aid, in emergency situations.

 

 

Course prerequisites:

Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

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