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Learn to Dive

Learn to dive with PADI Dive Courses by Dive Zone Whitianga

Dive Zone Whitianga offers a full range of PADI dive courses from a "try dive" in our pool, kids dive experiences, PADI Open Water Courses and all the way to PADI Dive Instructor. 

We also now offer PADI Freedive training from Basic to Freediver and Advanced.

The PADI System of diver education is designed to get you diving, keep you diving, all while meeting new people and experiencing new things.  Check out the PADI dive course that suits you!

Try Dives and Refresher Dives

If you are just not sure if diving is for you or if  it has been a while, it is a good idea to have a refresher or try dive experience in the pool with a PADI Professional Instructor.

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PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists Of 10 hours of self directed eLearning followed by skills in the pool and 4 open water dives to make you a qualified PADI Open Water Diver.

Course Dates:

  • 22nd-23rd June

  • 6th-7th July

  • 20th-21st July

  • 3rd-4th August

  • 10th-11th August

  • 24th-25th August

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Junior Open Water:

  • 30th September-3rd October

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PADI Advanced Open Water

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences... they’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about.  And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course.  A great course to advance your skills. 

Course Dates:

  • 27th-28th July

  • 17th-18th August

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PADI Rescue Diver

“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course.  Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

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PADI Freediver

Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then Freediving is for you. Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why Freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves.

Course Dates:

  • 13th-14th July

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