Why you should learn to dive with Dive Zone Tauranga
Quite simply when you learn to dive with Dive Zone Tauranga you are learning from the best in the business. All our instructors love their jobs and are passionate about diving and absolutely love the opportunity to share their knowledge with new divers.
We don't cut corners or rush you, our courses are designed to give you the knowledge and skill level you need, to get you out there diving and keep diving and most importantly have fun along the way! There are no hidden costs in our course fees, all you need to supply is your own mask and snorkel and we take care of everything else!
What the Course involves :
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
Online knowledge development ( E learning) to understand basic principles of scuba diving. This is done in your own time prior to starting your confined water dives. Allow 8-10 hours to complete this.
Confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills, this is done over 2 days in our indoor heated pool.
4 Open water dives done over 2 days, typically one day is done at Lake Rotoma and one day out on our comfortable dive boat Ruku Moana
What is included:
Try before you buy! If you are a little nervous or just not sure if diving is for you, book in for a Discover Scuba Session and if following this you book on our Open Water course we will take the cost of this of your course fees.
1/2 Price first boat trip upon completion of the Open Water Course you will be given a voucher for a 1/2 price boat trip so you can get back out there and practice your new skills!
10% discount in store, All students are given 10% discount in store for the 3 months after their course
All scuba gear is provided during the course, this includes 7ml wetsuit, hood and gloves if necessary. All you need to provide is your own mask and snorkel
All of this comes with a money back guarantee! If after the first morning of your pool sessions you decide diving is not for you we will refund your course costs minus the elearning fee of $200
Children must be over 10 to get PADI Open Water certified. Children over the age of 12 can join our scheduled courses, for under 12 please contact us to discuss options.
All participants must be able to swim 200 metres non-stop & tread water for 10 minutes unassisted.
A satisfactory RSTC Dive Medical (which requires sign-off from your GP if pre-existing medical conditions are present.) Please complete this medical form ( see below) honestly BEFORE signing up for the course
You don’t have to wait to get going. With PADI eLearning and the PADI Open Water Diver Course Online, you can start right now! The PADI Open Water Diver Course Online lets you learn the background information you need before each dive at your own pace through friendly, interactive learning.
Book and pay online and receive your Padi elearning key emailed to you.
Before booking please review the PADI medical questionnaire at the bottom of this page. Answer the medical questions honestly for your safety and ours. If all answers are No you are fit to dive, if you answer Yes to any of the questions, you will need sign off by a Doctor.
Cancellation / Transfer Policy
Transfer of dates prior to 1 week before the course start date - $50 transfer fee
Transfer within 1 week of course start date $100 transfer fee
This fee is applicable every time you transfer dates.
Once courses are booked and paid for there is no refund available.
Covid-19 Vaccination Policy
It is Dive Zone Taurangas policy that we require anyone undertaking training or registering with us for a trip to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19
We are taking this stance to not only protect our staff and customers but to do our bit in limiting the spread of the virus.
The long-term effects of Covid-19 and ‘long Covid’ on the respiratory system can pose a serious threat that can be detrimental to divers and while we respect other people’s decision, we do not wish to subject our staff and customers to any unnecessary risk.
If you enroll on a course, know that all our instructors and staff will be double vaccinated for both your and their safety and wellbeing.
We will require proof of vaccination from customers enrolled on courses and trips from 1 December 2021
We thank you for your support and custom during these challenging times.