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National Certificates in Diving 

National Certificates in Diving 

These New Zealand Certificates are designed to guide the non-diver safely through basic of scuba diving through to advanced and learning diver rescue techniques. Upon completion of these certificates divers have had plenty of exposure to diving are experienced enough to progress to the next step of either Divemaster or Instructor level.    

These Certificates are aligned with the following international PADI ratings: 

New Zealand Certificate in Diving Foundation  -PADI Rescue Diver
New Zealand Certificate in Diving Leadership – PADI Divemaster

These certificates  are ideal for those who are considering a career in commercial diving, police and navy diving and will provide candidates with essential skills needed in these careers. Graduates can also choose to continue on and complete the Diploma in Professional Scuba instruction and become PADI Specialty instructors. 

Once certified as a PADI Divemaster you will have access to the PADI employment page with new jobs advertised around the world daily.

Bay of Plenty School students in years 12 & 13 have the opportunity to complete the NZ Certificate in Diving Foundation and earn NCEA Credits through the Bay Of Plenty Futures Academy Contact your school careers advisor to find out if you are eligible. This course is run 2 days a week and runs for 30 weeks during school terms.

Two intakes per year- Feb and August

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 this form for further information and enrolment forms 

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