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Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction

Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction 

If you are serious about a career in diving a Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction is for you!

Upon successful completion of this course you will be an internationally recognised PADI Specialty Dive Instructor and will be immediately able to apply your knowledge and skills in the dive industry, both in New Zealand and around the world. 

During the Diploma course you will learn how to plan and run dive trips, teach new divers, organise and maintain SCUBA gear, interpret weather information, and lead groups on underwater explorations. You will also gain a variety of other valuable skills such as Advanced First Aid, Retail and Sales techniques.

You’ll complete at least 100 dives, both in the Bay of Plenty and at other amazing dive sites throughout New Zealand. Our diploma students will do a couple of trips away to experience other New Zealand dive regions.  We encourage our students to come out on our weekend boat trips ( space permitting) and to observe and assist on Open Water courses throughout the year  to get exposure to life  as a dive instructor. By the time you graduate you will have the confidence and experience to start your career in the dive industry. 

This course will start you from Open Water diver and you will progress through the PADI Certification levels all the way to specialty instructor. If you are already a certified diver that is great, doing this part of the course again will give you the opportunity to look at it from a different perspective when you are training to be an instructor.

Two intakes per year

7 February 2024-12 December 2024

 August 2024 - June 2025
Course runs 4 days a week Monday - Thursday with core hours of 8.30-4.30. 
Some days have earlier starts, later finishes if we are out diving! 

Subject to eligibility our course qualifies under the fees free scheme,   Click here to check your eligibility. Study Link benefits are also available. 

Please complete the form below for further information and enrolment forms 

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