Open Water Diver

This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater, certifying you to dive anywhere in the world down to 18mtr.

The course is made up of 3 sections, online theory that can be done at home in your own time before the course, a confined water pool session were you can become comfortable and practice skills being underwater and 4 open water dives were the fun really begins! learning new skills and problem solving techniques as well as seeing the beautiful marine life New Zealand has to offer.

The course is run over 2 weekends, Weekend One  is a meet and greet, pool session 10am-3pm and Weekend Two are open water dives 9am-5pm (site dependent on conditions).

 We provide the scuba equipment (BCD, regulators, tank, weights and 7ml wet suit) we recommend you provide your own mask, fins and snorkel, if you don't have your own these items you can use our hire gear $50 for the duration of your course. We also offer exclusive discounted gear packages only available to our students, happy to talk about other options.


 Before you start the course

  • You must fill out a medical questionnaire to check whether you are fit to dive.
  • You have to complete the theory course before the in-water training begins, this takes about 10 hours for the online theory.
  • You need to be able to swim 200 meters continuously.
  • You need to be able to float or tread water for 10 minutes.
  • A minimum age of 10 years applies.
  • Every student under 18 needs to have a parent or a guardian sign a consent form.
  • Students younger than 15 years of age will attain a Junior Open Water Scuba Diver certification which has some restrictions. (10 and 11 year olds can only dive with a dive professional, parent or guardian with a dive certification to a maximum of 12 metres).



Upcoming courses

Start your diving adventures with a private Open Water Diving course, certifying you to dive without supervision by a professional down to 18 metres with one to one training, or bring some friends! Pick a couple of weekends or find some time during the week and we'll accommodate. 

If you want to dive anywhere you want, with anyone you want, join the Open Water Diver program. This is your international certification to become part of an exclusive group of underwater explorers that most people only dream about joining! Learning to dive is much easier than you think. 

This globally recognized certification program is the best way to begin your lifelong adventures as a certified scuba diver. Personalised training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification.

Our SSI Open Water Diver Course takes place over 4 days; days 1 & 2 take place in the pool, where you'll enjoy your confined water sessions and learn the essential skills in a controlled diving environment. On days 3 & 4 we'll explore the ocean with 2 Open Water dives on each day - the first part of the course is skills based with a little bit of exploration, and the second half is exploration with a few skills thrown in! 

Wednesday 7 July 2021
Event Date Saturday 1 January 2022
Event End Date Tuesday 1 January 2030
Register By Friday 8 June 2029
Individual Price Dependent on Group Size
Auckland, New Zealand
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Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Sat: 9am - 1:00pm

Sun: Closed