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Dive Courses

Scuba Diving, Learn to Dive the underwater world safely with PADI & Dive HQ Wellington

At Dive HQ our first concern is for your safety. Scuba Diving is not a hard activity to become comfortable with, but it is very important that you acquire the necessary skills to enjoy your dives. At Dive HQ we specialise in presenting the underwater world safely, informatively and in a friendly and fun environment.


PADI Open Water Diver Course 

SCUBA diving is great fun and can open the way for you to discover the diversity of the amazing underwater world. PADI Open Water Dive Course enables you to enjoy the diving environment as a highly trained and safe diver, and gives you the opportunity to enjoy hassle-free diving...

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

This course is designed to introduce you to a variety of different adventure dives & you get to design your own course program. These new skills will enhance your diving ability beyond the open water level. There are 5 dives required to complete your Advanced Open Water Course.

The Deep & Navigation Adventure Dives are a compulsory component of the course but ask us about your options for the remaining 3 dives. These dives can be conducted over a minimum of 2 days and are run in conjunction with our club dives. From $300 for the 5 dives.
Please contact us if you are interested in this course.

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PADI Specialty Diver Courses

Depending on your interests we offer a range of PADI Specialty Diver Courses - from Photography to Deep Diving, Night Diving to Wrecks, Enriched Air to diving in a Drysuit or Self-reliant Diving. These courses are designed to introduce the theory and skills necessary to plan and conduct the dives that excite you.
Prices and schedules are available on request.
Please contact us if you are interested in any of these courses.

Pro Courses

PADI Rescue Diver Course

As a PADI Rescue Diver you will learn to look beyond yourself and to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. You learn to manage a variety of dive emergencies and how to assist other divers in an emergency. You will be able to assess the situation, select from options available to you and then act accordingly to conduct a rescue.

Run over 2 evenings for theory and pool training with 1 day at the sea for rescue scenarios.
Please contact us if you are interested in this course as a minimum of 2 divers is required.


National Certificate in Diving (Foundation)

Our most popular tertiary program takes you through the Open Water, Advanced & Rescue Diver Courses and covers a range of specialty dive areas. This Certificate is designed to give you a solid foundation with both the diving knowledge and skills required to be a Diver!

This program is run as a 12 week fulltime course starting in February, May & November each year or as a part-time 36 week program with a schedule designed to suit you.
Please contact us if you are interested in this course.

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PADI Divemaster Course

As a PADI Dive Master your diving focus changes as you choose the responsibility of planning and running dive trips and ensuring that your divers are not only safe but having fun. The Dive Master course is run in conjunction with Open Water and advanced training courses and enables you to observe and assist the instructor with various programs as you do your training.

Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a Dive Master and we can arrange a course for you.
Full-time & Part-time tertiary courses are also available.


PADI Open Water & Specialty Instructor Courses

Share your love of diving with others. As a PADI Instructor you can work around the New Zealand & the world. The ocean will be your office with a career as a dive professional.
We have recreational & tertiary courses available with the Instructor Examinations held around March & November each year.