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NZQA Approved Diploma In Professional Scuba Instruction

NZQA Approved Diploma In Professional Scuba Instruction

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  • Thu 16 Aug ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 12 Feb ’19, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue 13 Aug ’19, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue 11 Aug ’20, 9:00pm


DIve HQ Auckland, Academy of Scuba, Mt Roskil, 50 Frost Rd, Mt Roskill, Mt Roskill



Courses start in August 2020 and then Feb 2021.

Enrolment paperwork available.
Student Loan and Fees Free Eligible

Become a PADI Professional Scuba Diving Instructor with 5 specialties in just under one year.

We teach a combination of academic studies with lots of discussion and interaction along with regular practical experience. You will learn as you experience the wonder of scuba diving at our amazing New Zealand dive sites. We get you out of the classroom and into the water doing what you are passionate about.

You do not need any prior Scuba experience and we will take you from your Open Water Course through Advanced-Rescue-Divemaster-Instructor-Speciality Instructor. Diploma graduates complete NZQA unit standards in a variety of diving areas including Night, Underwater Navigation, Search, & Recovery, Deep, Marine Species Identification, Wreck.

The structure of study for the Diploma means we get you out there into the open sea and diving and you’ll have at least 100 dives under your belt when you complete your diploma along with friends and dive buddies you’ll have made for life.

Our Course Instructors are fully qualified PADI instructors and our Senior Instructor himself is an Academy of Diving Graduate.

Be part of our Dive HQ 5 Star Dive Centre community whilst you study and experience NZ Diving at it's best. Our Academy of Diving classroom and recreation area is above our busy Auckland City Dive Centre in the heart of Westhaven Marina. You will really feel you are already part of an exciting and varied industry, whilst studying with us.

You will have plenty of opportunities to meet Commercial Divers, Superyacht Crews and other Scuba and Marine Industry Professionals whilst you study in this great area of Auckland. Once trained as a Divemaster (after 6 months) you can join our recreational training courses as Divemaster, help out and get valuable experience you can use in your future career.

From August 2019 we will be offering the course from our New Tertiary Facility at Mt Roskill. It's easy to get to has plenty of parking and we can get you to the best NZ Diving, quickly and comfortably. All transport to NZ dive sites included in the course fees along with accomodation for field trips around the North Island.

If you love being near the water, on the water and in it and feel you have what it takes to be a great Professional then get in touch today!

Train to be a PADI Dive Instructor with Dive HQ Auckland, in Mt Roskill.

Academy of Diving Trust is registered as a Private Training Establishment by NZQA and has approval to sub-contract to Dive HQ Westhaven in Auckland. We offer a range of part-time & full time career qualifications at our Auckland City delivery site. Come and visit us at our Westhaven Store and have an informal chat. Or message us on Facebook or Instagram.

Our NZQA approved tertiary programmes are student loan approved for NZ citizens and persons who have held NZ permanent residency for a minimum of 2 years. You may also be eligible for fees free depending on your circumstances.

Course Start Dates in August and February each year.

Course length: Just under 1 year.
Age 17+ Must be age 18 by the time you take PADI Divemaster

Email us today: or text "careers" to 02102508990.

Prospectus available. Please email and we can send one to you.

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