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Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction

Give us one year and we'll give you a lifetime of adventure! 

That’s all it takes.  One year, well 10 months actually!  And then you have two qualifications that allow you to work anywhere in the world as a PADI Dive Instructor.

 Are you:

  • Sick of your current job

  •  Looking for more adventure in your life

  • Someone who loves nature and exploring new environments

  • Considering what to do when you finish school

  • A fun loving, adventurer who enjoys making great friends

  • Keen to discover the world of diving

  • Able to swim 200 meters non-stop and tread water for 10 minutes unassisted

  • Keen to pursue tertiary study that also allows time for a part time job and days of leisure

 Train with us for four days a week and change your life:

  • Learn how to plan and run dive trips

  • Learn how to teach new divers

  • Learn how to organise and maintain SCUBA gear, interpret weather information, and lead groups on underwater explorations.

  • Gain a variety of other valuable skills such as Advanced First Aid, Retail and Sales techniques.

How the course works:

This course will start you from Open Water diver and you will progress through the PADI Certification levels all the way to specialty instructor. 

 You’ll complete at least 100 dives, both in the Bay of Plenty and at other amazing dive sites throughout New Zealand. You’ll do a couple of trips away to experience other New Zealand dive regions and we’ll invite you out on our weekend boat trips for free (space permitting). 

 But wait, there’s more – you’ll also get to observe and assist on Open Water courses throughout the year, giving you valuable 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 as an internationally recognised PADI Specialty Dive Instructor.   

A year of total adventure awaits you...

Work in some of the world’s most exotic places.

With over 6,400 PADI centres and resorts in over 183 countries around the world – your future looks amazing as you immediately apply your knowledge and skills in the dive industry.

 We only have 8 places available on each course.  Make one yours.

Two intakes per year

5 August 2024 - 12 June 2025
February - December 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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