August 2022 Intake

15 August 2022- 22 June 2023
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. 

Scholarship Opportunities

We have a limited number of scholarship opportunities available for each intake. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship to help with your course fees please complete the form below to recieve a scholarship information pack. 

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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 Students get free access to our high quality hire equipment during the course year, and can even make use of it during their free time and weekends (conditions apply). 

Here is a little glimpse of what our recent graduates got up to during their Diploma In Professional Scuba instruction course. 

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

It is The Academy of Diving and Dive Zone Taurangas policy that we require anyone undertaking training with us to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and will be required to show their vaccine pass. 

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 other customers and students to any unnecessary risk.

 All our instructors and staff are double vaccinated for both your and their safety and wellbeing.


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