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Your Dive Career Starts Here! 

Become a PADI Dive Professional and live the dream !  

The world is your oyster, when you become a PADI Professional

As a delivery site for the Academy of Diving Trust, Dive Zone Tauranga runs a full time Diploma in Professional Scuba instruction course to provide you with the qualifications needed to work anywhere in the world in the Dive Industry. From working in one of the 6400 PADI centers and resorts in over 183 countries around the world, to guiding the the rich and famous you open up a world of opportunities when you become a qualified PADI Dive Instructor.

Why Train With Dive Zone Tauranga ?
We believe in giving our students real life experience and where possible involve our instructor candidates with everyday divers be it training or guiding.
We have NZ's most comfortable dive boat , with a hot shower, hot drinks and private changing area and amazing Dive Sites! 

Where could a career  in the Dive industry could take you ?
Wherever you want it to! Graduates of this course have been employed in Europe, Asia, Australia, Rarotonga and the middle east and many stay right here in New Zealand. Our graduates have found work as dive instructors, instructor trainers, super yacht crew, marine conservation guides, marine project management ,commercial divers, dive retail, videography and photography and dive travel consultants, the list and opportunities are broad and the world is crying out for Dive Instructors right now! 

Come and have a free try dive in our pool to find out if diving is for you !

Dive Zone Tauranga has approval to sub contract to the Academy of Diving Trust and is Tauranga's only approved safety audited dive training facility.

Our tertiary programmes are Student Loan  and Fees Free approved to New Zealand citizens and residents. 

Choose the course that is right for you! 

Get started now! 

Course Dates

Diploma In Scuba Instruction 45 Weeks

7 February 2024 - 12 December 2024
August 2024 - June 2025

Please phone Tony on 021 398 507 to request enrolment forms or email

Please complete the form below for further information and enrolment forms. 

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Accommodation Options:

If you are from out of town and are in need of some accommodation  we recommend Wanderlust Backpackers. They have long term accommodation options available for a weekly rate. The hostel has been recently refurbished and is in a great location on the Strand in Tauranga and is a 5 minute walk to Dive Zone Tauranga.


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