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Career Training - Dive Certificates

Your Dive Career Starts Here!

Our Courses Meet the Governments Fees Free Policy for Eligible Students.

The world is your oyster

Our next "Diploma In Professional Scuba Instruction" 44 Week Course is starting in February 2024! 
If you are over 18 years old and can picture yourself living in our beautiful coastal town of Whitianga spending your days out on the water on our purpose built dive boats exploring Coromandel's eastern sea board's magnificent underwater world, practicing your diving skills that you studied in our well-equipped classrooms, then this could be for you!  Finish your studys with an NZQA accredited qualification as a "PADI SPECIALTY DIVE INSTRUCTOR" and be able to take your qualification all over the world!
As a delivery site for the Academy of Diving Trust, Dive Zone Whitianga offers a range of part and full time courses to provide you with the qualifications needed to work anywhere in the world in the Dive Industry. From working in one of the 6400 PADI centers and resorts in over 183 countries around the world, to guiding the the rich and famous you open up a world of opportunities when you become a qualified PADI Dive Master or PADI Dive Instructor. Being qualified will lead to you helping others receive their PADI license and much more!

NZ Citizens and residents may meet the criteria for the Governments Fees Free Policy for our training programmes or be eligible for student loans and allowances.  Discuss with Darrell to see if you meet the criteria.

Course Dates

NZ Diploma In Professional Scuba Instruction 44 Weeks
(Graduate as a PADI Specialty Dive Instructor)

Next Intakes:
August 2024 - June 2025
February 2025 - December 2025

National Certificates - Foundation & Leadership
(Graduate as a PADI Dive Master) Part or Full Time Options Available

Contact Darrell to discuss date options Ph 027-433 9433 or fill in one of below forms and we will send you the relevant information pack.  If these dates don't work for you, talk to us about our dive training options.

PADI Dive Instructor Enquiry Form:

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PADI Dive Master Enquiry Form:

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Academy of Diving Trust is registered as a Private Training Establishment by NZQA and has approval to sub-contract to Dive Zone Whitianga.  Dive Zone Whitianga is the Coromandel's only OutdoorsMark Adventure Safety audited and approved dive training facility.


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