Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver

Why choose NZ Dive school to start your Underwater Adventure?

  • Professional & fun dive team
  • Max 6 students per instructor
  • High quality SCUBA equipment for training
  • Neutral buoyancy training, no kneeling on the bottom nonsense
  • We offer all of our students a discount on all dive equipment bought from us before and after your course

 Course schedule 

  • Home study online study before your course 
  • Friday: Pool session 
  • Saturday: 2 Open water dives 
  • Sunday: 2 open water dives 

What to expect once you book your course

  • Once registered we will send your SSI online training with everything you need to know 
  • It is important that you complete the medical questionnaire if any Yes is marked you must be signed off by a medical physician stating your are fit to dive.
  • Leave yourself enough time to complete the SSI online training prior to the course start date.
  • Have your mask, snorkel, and fins in good working condition for the course we have options to hire these items (contact us) or we offer discounted packages here:
  • And of course if you have any questions then we are only a phone call or email away and always happy to help.  
Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: None
Academic Sessions: Online Program
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 6
Open Water Dives: 4
Maximum Training Depth: 18 meters / 60 feet (age 15+)
Suggested Duration: 16 - 32 hours

 

This course is now Full 

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.

All online learning must be completed prior to in water training. Please contact us if the participant is 15 yrs or younger. 

The course is run over 3 days, Friday meet and greet, pool session 9am-4pm at Otahuhu Pools (Mason Ave) and Saturday, Sunday open water dives at Goat Island marine reserve 9am-4pm (site dependent on conditions)
It's a great weekend away, most students find it easier to stay there we have accommodation options available.

To dive you must be medically fit, please look at the medical questionnaire if there are any YES marked you will then need to be signed off by a physician (page 2) however if all NO we are good to go.

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, however you will just need to give me a heads up on foot size.
 
We also offer exclusive discounted gear packages only available to our students, happy to talk about other options.
 
Tuesday 4 August 2020
Event Date Friday 6 November 2020 9:00 am
Event End Date Sunday 8 November 2020 4:00 pm
Register By Sunday 1 November 2020
Individual Price $550.00
Location
Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland
$550.00 1
This course is now FULL please check for upcoming dates next year, Thank you 
 
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 3 days, Friday meet and greet, pool session 9am-4pm at Taupo A/C Baths and Saturday, Sunday open water dives at Lake Taupo 9am-4pm (site dependent on conditions)
It's a great weekend away, most students find it easier to stay there we have accommodation options available.

To dive you must be medically fit, please look at the attached medical questionnaire if there are any YES marked you will then need to be signed off by a physician (page 2) however if all NO we are good to go.

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, however you will just need to give me a heads up on foot size.
 
We also offer exclusive discounted gear packages only available to our students, happy to talk about other options.
 
Tuesday 22 September 2020
Event Date Friday 20 November 2020 9:00 am
Event End Date Sunday 22 November 2020 4:00 pm
Register By Wednesday 21 October 2020
Individual Price $599.99
Location
Taupo
Taupo, New Zealand
Taupo
$599.99

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.

All online learning must be completed prior to in water training. Please contact us if the participant is 15 yrs or younger. 

The course is run over 3 days, Friday meet and greet, pool session 9am-4pm at Otahuhu Pools (Mason Ave) and Saturday, Sunday open water dives at Goat Island marine reserve 9am-4pm (site dependent on conditions)
It's a great weekend away, most students find it easier to stay there we have accommodation options available.

To dive you must be medically fit, please look at the medical questionnaire if there are any YES marked you will then need to be signed off by a physician (page 2) however if all NO we are good to go.

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, however you will just need to give me a heads up on foot size.
 
We also offer exclusive discounted gear packages only available to our students, happy to talk about other options.
 
Tuesday 6 October 2020
Event Date Friday 11 December 2020 9:00 am
Event End Date Sunday 13 December 2020 4:00 pm
Register By Friday 4 December 2020
Individual Price $550.00
Location
Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland
$550.00 1
This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to get personalized training 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 safely down to 12 meters, this course is aimed at 12yrs-16yr old
 
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 Practical is run over 3 consecutive days
You must be able to pass a medical and swim 200 meters non stop and 10 minutes treading water.
 
We provide the scuba equipment (BCD, regulators, tank, weights and 7ml wet suit) we recommend you provide your own mask, fins and snorkel.
 
Get in touch for details or register today, this course is filling fast so don't hesitate
Tuesday 27 October 2020
Event Date Friday 15 January 2021 9:00 am
Event End Date Sunday 17 January 2021 4:00 pm
Register By Friday 8 January 2021
Individual Price $599.99
Location
Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland
$599.99 2
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 3 days, Friday meet and greet, pool session 9am-4pm at Taupo A/C Baths and Saturday, Sunday open water dives at Lake Taupo 9am-4pm (site dependent on conditions)

Before you start your 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).

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, however you will just need to give me a heads up on foot size.
 
We also offer exclusive discounted gear packages only available to our students, happy to talk about other options.
Friday 23 October 2020
Event Date Friday 12 February 2021 9:00 am
Event End Date Sunday 14 February 2021 3:00 pm
Register By Friday 5 February 2021
Individual Price $599.99
Location
Taupo
Taupo, New Zealand
Taupo
$599.99

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.

All online learning must be completed prior to in water training. Please contact us if the participant is 15 yrs or younger. 

The course is run over 3 days, Friday meet and greet, pool session 9am-4pm at Otahuhu Pools (Mason Ave) and Saturday, Sunday open water dives at Goat Island marine reserve 9am-4pm (site dependent on conditions)
It's a great weekend away, most students find it easier to stay there we have accommodation options available.

To dive you must be medically fit, please look at the medical questionnaire if there are any YES marked you will then need to be signed off by a physician (page 2) however if all NO we are good to go.

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, however you will just need to give me a heads up on foot size.
 
We also offer exclusive discounted gear packages only available to our students, happy to talk about other options.
Tuesday 27 October 2020
Event Date Friday 26 February 2021 9:00 am
Event End Date Sunday 28 February 2021 4:00 pm
Register By Friday 19 February 2021
Individual Price $550.00
Location
Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland
$550.00 8
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