Want to become a dive professional?

We offer professional dive training so you can become an instructor yourself.

To work in NZ you must have an occupational diving Certificate of Competence (COC). Before applying for a COC, you need the following:

  • a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of diving and diving safety, evidenced through diving qualifications.
  • a current dive medical clearance and passed a full medical from a designated diving doctor.
  • recent dive training in the last two years.
  • at least 12 dives logged within the last 2 years.
  • current and previous employer details (if in the diving industry)
  • a recent passport photo.
  • a professional reference.

Check out this link to find out more details about becoming a dive professional.
Here is a link to the COC application.

Lets get started! Contact us with enquiries.

Courses and Programs

Dive Guide

This program gives you the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified divers, and is the first step towards an exciting career as an SSI Dive Professional without requiring you to complete an instructor program. Professional Dive Guides can work for SSI Dive Centers, guiding dives in a variety of enviroments and conditions. You will earn the SSI Dive Guide certification after completing this program.



Minimum Age: 15 / 18 if active status
Certification Prerequisites: Advanced Adventurer,
Diver Stress & Rescue certification,
40 logged Dives,
certification or equivalent experience: Navigation, Night & Limited Visibility, Deep Diving.
Academic Sessions: Varies
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Varies
Open Water Dives: 10 or at least 50 total
Maximum Training Depth: 40 meters / 130 feet
Suggested Duration: 35 - 45 hours


Dive Control Specialist

This program provides the skills, concepts, and teaching experience required to become an effective SSI Assistant Instructor/Dive Control Specialist. You will learn the SSI Teaching System and philosophy, how to assist with Open Water Diver programs, and how to independently teach a variety of SSI training programs. Candidates who complete this program earn the SSI Assistant Instructor/Dive Control Specialist certification.


Minimum Age: 18
Certification Prerequisites: Divemaster
60 logged dives
Suggested Duration: 45 - 55 hours


Instructor Training CourseThis program provides candidates with the knowledge, concepts and training necessary to organize and conduct entry-level scuba training courses. Candidates will learn the SSI Teaching System and philosophy, and how to effectively teach and evaluate Open Water Diver students. It will also prepare the candidate for their Instructor Evaluation. Candidates who complete this program and the Instructor Evaluation earn the SSI Open Water Instructor certification.


Minimum Age: 18
Certification Prerequisites: Must be at least Dive Control Specialist/Assistant Instructor
75 logged open water dives
Suggested Duration: 50 - 60 hours


Extended Range Nitrox Diving InstructorThis program provides divers with the training necessary to independently plan and conduct limited decompression dives to a maximum depth of 40 meters/130 feet using nitrox mixtures of up to 50% with an equally qualified dive buddy. Upon completion of the program the diver is certified as follows: SSI Extended Range Nitrox Instructor.



Minimum Age: 18
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Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Sat: 9am - 1:00pm

Sun: Closed