Private Open Water Course
Work at your own pace with out the pressure of being in a group, with a private one on one course. Once you have purchased your course we will be in touch to work out dates that suit,
The PADI open water course is made up of 4 sections
Online eLearning – We will issue you with an eLearning key. This will allow you to complete the theory portion of the course online in your own time. – Please ensure the eLearning is completed (and uploaded to PADI) before you attend the pool session
Confined water (pool) session – For private courses and small groups this can be done in one day in the pool
Open Water 1 & 2 (lake) session – Our first two open water dives will be done at Lake Rotoma, this site has been chosen for its suitability as a training site that is able to be used in almost all weather conditions.
Open Water 3 & 4 (boat) session – Our last two open water dives will be in the ocean (weather dependant – we have the option to finish off the training at the lake if we are unable to get out on the boat) we typically use a sheltered side of Motiti Island, or Rabbit Island as our training sites.
For your practical sessions (Pool, Lake, Boat) we provide all the diving equipment you require, with the exception of a mask and snorkel (as this is a personal fit item). Please ensure you bring the following with you:
Mask and Snorkel
Tog’s and Towel
Warm clothes for after diving
Lunch (especially on lake and boat days as there are no shops close by these sites)
Something to drink
Please 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.
Purchasing this course online constitutes confirmation you have completed the medical form and are fit to dive.
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.