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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.

 

 

 

Upcoming events

28
Sep
2019

Sat Sep 28 2019 9:00 am - Mon Sep 30 2019 3:00 pm
Taupo
Taupo
Taupo, New Zealand
$500.00

TDI SIDEMOUNT DIVER

The TDI Sidemount Diver Course is the ideal specialty for any diver wishing to use this increasingly popular equipment configuration; either as a stand-alone course OR in conjunction with one of TDI’s other open circuit technical specialties such as Decompression Procedures, Extended Range, Trimix, Advanced Trimix, and Advanced Wreck. If this course is combined, the requirements for BOTH courses must be met. The TDI Sidemount Diver course teaches students how to utilize side-mounted primary cylinders as an alternative to the traditional back-mounted method.

 

Who this course is for:

  • The SDI or TDI diver looking to expand their in-water skills and techniques
  • The certified diver who has interest in moving forward with technical diving education and expanding their equipment configuration options

Course prerequisites

(these requirements must be met prior to commencement of training):

  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum certification of SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent

What you can expect to learn:

The TDI Sidemount Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more!

  • Gas matching procedures to include dissimilar volumes
  • Gas management utilizing independent cylinders
  • Psychological considerations of technical diving
  • Equipment considerations including:
    • Cylinder options
    • Regulator options
    • Buoyancy compensator/harness options
    • Proper weighting
    • Equipment configurations
  • Communication (light and hand signals)
  • Problem solving in a sidemount configuration
  • Diving in tight or confined spaces
  • Conservation
  • Water entries/exits
  • S-drills specific to sidemount diving

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

  • Demonstrate various propulsion techniques such as the frog kick, modified frog kick, modified flutter kick, backwards kick, helicopter turns, and hand pulling if appropriate for the environment.
  • Demonstrate adequate buoyancy control; ability to hover at a fixed position in water column without moving hands or feet
  • Demonstrate adequate trim; ability to maintain proper position during the descent, bottom, and ascent portion of the dive
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the following exercises while maintaining trim and buoyancy in the water column:
    • Unclipping and attaching sidemount cylinders
    • Perform gas switches with and without a mask
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely manage gas in independent cylinders
  • Demonstrate conservation, awareness, and back referencing techniques
  • Deploy a lift bag
  • Carry additional cylinders is optional in this course

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in sidemount diving activities without direct supervision so long as the following limits are adhered to:

  • The diving activities approximate those of training
  • The areas of activities approximate those of training
  • Planned dives do not exceed diver’s current certification level

TDI Sidemount Diver minimum certification requirements:

  • Perform all land drills and dive requirements safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • Maintain an appropriate level of awareness and respect for the environment
  • Log all training dives
$500.00 3
30
Sep
2019

Mon Sep 30 2019 9:00 am -3:00 pm
Taupo
Taupo
Taupo, New Zealand
$65.00

The SSI Try Scuba program is your introduction to the underwater world.

This entry-level program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in a confined water setting, You will earn the SSI Try Scuba recognition rating.

We have 2 sessions

9am-12pm or 1pm-3pm 

Limited places for each session, please advise us if you would like a certain time slot 

 

$65.00 6
30
Sep
2019

Mon Sep 30 2019 9:00 am -3:00 pm
Taupo
Taupo
Taupo, New Zealand
$199.99

A Scuba Skills Update provides you with the opportunity to review and practice necessary scuba skills that you learned in your original Open Water Diver program under the guidance of an SSI Dive Professional.

The Scuba Skills Update is often a required for continuing your diving training after a long period of time away from the sport.

You will be issued an SSI Scuba Skills Update recognition card.

Scuba equipment provided, however if you have your own mask fins and snorkel please bring them along 

$199.99 5
18
Oct
2019

Fri Oct 18 2019 8:30 am -3:00 am
$199.99

A Scuba Skills Update provides you with the opportunity to review and practice necessary scuba skills that you learned in your original Open Water Diver program under the guidance of an SSI Dive Professional. The Scuba Skills Update is often a required for continuing your diving training after a long period of time away from the sport.

You will be issued an SSI Scuba Skills Update recognition card.

Scuba equipment provided 

$199.99 3
18
Oct
2019

Fri Oct 18 2019 8:30 am - Sun Oct 20 2019 4:00 pm
$550.00

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. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification. The initial theory is via e-learning.

All equipment apart from Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Booties will be provided.

This course will be based out of The Dive Doctor and weekend spent at Goat Island accommodation options are available please get in-touch for details

Meet and greet, Theory Exam, scuba equipment set up and breakdown 12/10/19 6pm-8pm

Otahuhu Pool and recreation center 18/10/19 8am-4pm

2 Open Water Dives Goat Island 19/10/19

2 Open Water Dives Goat Island 20/10/19

(Open water dives subject to change when weather permits) 

All online learning must be completed prior to in water training.

$550.00 6
24
Oct
2019

Thu Oct 24 2019 6:00 pm -9:00 pm
Auckland
Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
$199.99

The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox program will teach you how to safely plan and dive with enriched air mixtures of up to 40% oxygen. Diving with enriched air can increase your no-decompression limits, increase your safety, and reduce the required length of your surface intervals when compared to air.

You will earn the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox 32% or 40% certification after completing this program.

This is a dry course however there are options to dive with Nitrox.

Combine this course with Deep specialty for a special price of $450

Email or call us for more details 

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$199.99 9
31
Oct
2019

Thu Oct 31 2019 6:00 pm - Sun Nov 3 2019 3:00 pm
Auckland
Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
$550.00

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. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification. The initial theory is via e-learning.

All equipment apart from Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Booties will be provided.

This course will be based out of The Dive Doctor and weekend spent at Goat Island accommodation options are available please get in-touch for details

Meet and greet, Theory Exam, scuba equipment set up and breakdown 31/11/19 6pm-8pm

Otahuhu Pool and recreation center 1/11/19 9am-4pm

2 Open Water Dives Goat Island 2/11/19

2 Open Water Dives Goat Island 3/11/19

(Open water dives subject to change when weather permits) 

All online learning must be completed prior to in water training.

 

$550.00 6
01
Nov
2019

Fri Nov 1 2019 9:00 am - Sat Nov 2 2019 4:00 pm
Auckland
Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
$650.00

Stress is a major cause of diving accidents and negatively impacts rescue situations. This program teaches you the skills and knowledge required to recognize and deal with stress, prevent accidents and properly deal with emergency situations encountered by divers. You will earn the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty certification after completing this program

November 1st and 2nd 

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React Right is SSI's emergency training program, consisting of the following basic components: Primary Assessment, First Aid & CPR Skills, Primary Stabilization Techniques, and includes two optional components: Oxygen Administration in Diving Emergencies and Automated External Defibrilation basics.

Date TBC 

$650.00 5
15
Nov
2019

Fri Nov 15 2019 8:30 am - Sun Nov 17 2019 4:00 pm
Auckland
Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
$550.00

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. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification. The initial theory is via e-learning.

All equipment apart from Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Booties will be provided.

This course will be based out of The Dive Doctor and weekend spent at Goat Island accommodation options are available please get in-touch for details

Meet and greet, Theory Exam, scuba equipment set up and breakdown, Pool session Otahuhu Pool and recreation center 15/11/19 9am-4pm

2 Open Water Dives Goat Island 16/11/19

2 Open Water Dives Goat Island 17/11/19

(Open water dives subject to change when weather permits) 

All online learning must be completed prior to in water training.

 

$550.00 6
23
Nov
2019

Sat Nov 23 2019 8:00 am - Tue Sep 24 2019 5:00 pm
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
$750.00

This program allows you to experience five different open water dives from five SSI Specialty programs without requiring you to complete the entire Specialty. If you are unsure of your next step, this is the perfect way to advance your dive skills and experience, and to identify which Specialty programs interest you. You will earn the SSI Advanced Adventurer certification after completing this program.

You could experience what it’s like to go deeper, navigate confidently, explore a wreck and dive at night.

Training is conducted in the Bay of Islands, during our weekend away we stay overnight all accommodation, food,dive and Scuba equipment are included in the price, except for fins, mask and snorkel we offer discounted packages for students or these item can be hired for the weekend $50.  

$750.00 4
23
Nov
2019

Sat Nov 23 2019 9:00 am - Mon Nov 25 2019 9:00 am
$390.00

Bay of Islands, Northland dive weekend on the Canterbury Wreck and surrounding reef.

Dates 23rd + 24th November 2019,

Cost: $390 Dorm style, $410 twin/double, $430 double cabin.

Includes 4 boat dives (2 per day) 2 air fills, 2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 1 dinner and a bloody awesome weekend away

We'll supply tanks and weights,

If you need to hire gear let me know in advance, $50 full kit for the weekend

Must be AOW or have a deep spec as the wreck is 23 meters

We are running a deep specialty so those interested

$390.00 10
23
Nov
2019

Sat Nov 23 2019 9:00 am - Mon Nov 25 2019 9:00 am
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
$700.00

The 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.

Training will be conducted in the Bay of Islands includes training, dives, equipment, accommodation and meals 

$700.00 3
29
Nov
2019

Fri Nov 29 2019 8:00 am - Sun Dec 1 2019 4:00 pm
Taupo
Taupo
Taupo, New Zealand
$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. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification. The initial theory is via e-learning.

All equipment apart from Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Booties will be provided.

Meet and greet, theory Exam and pool session Friday 29/11/19

2 Open Water Dives Saturday 30/11/19

2 Open Water Dives Sunday 01/12/19

$599.99 6
13
Dec
2019

Fri Dec 13 2019 9:00 am - Sun Dec 15 2019 3:00 pm
Auckland
Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
$550.00

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. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification. The initial theory is via e-learning.

All equipment apart from Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Booties will be provided.

This course will be based out of The Dive Doctor and weekend spent at Goat Island accommodation options are available please get in-touch for details

Meet and greet, Theory Exam, scuba equipment set up and breakdown 10/12/19 6pm-8pm

Otahuhu Pool and recreation center 13/12/19 9am-4pm

2 Open Water Dives Goat Island 14/12/19

2 Open Water Dives Goat Island 15/12/19

(Open water dives subject to change when weather permits) 

All online learning must be completed prior to in water training.

 

$550.00 7
01
Jan
2020

Wed Jan 1 2020 - Mon Feb 1 2021
$650.00

Private SSI Open Water Diver course
If you would prefer to do a private course with your own instructor we can put together a customized training programme to suit your schedule.

Children under the age of 12 are advised to do a private course

  • Fully private course – private instruction with two of your open water dives conducted in a local lake and or a local marine reserve  – NZ$1,399 for 1 person, NZ$799 each for 2-3 people, or NZ$699 each for 4 or more people. If you prefer we can also run this course off your own boat.
  • A part private/part group course – private instruction for your theory and pool sessions and then group instruction for your open water dives. Note that in order to do this option the timing of your open water dives must coincide with our group dive course schedule – NZ$749 for 1-3 people, or NZ$649 for 4 or more people.
$650.00

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AUCKLAND

20R Sylvia Park Road, Mt Wellington 1060

PH: Auckland: 09 530 8117

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HAMILTON

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