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Become a Dive Instructor

Enrol in the most comprehensive Instructor development course in New Zealand. The Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction will not just teach you how to be a PADI Open Water and Specialty Instructor, but also teach you the skills required to gain employment in the dive industry worldwide.

Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction Full Time 20th Feb 2017

Programme Overview

Over the 42 week programme, you will complete 100 dives including but not limited to Boat, Night, Search & Recovery, Deep and Wreck before you become a PADI Dive Master. This is the initial step in pursuing a professional SCUBA diving career. From here you will continue through the PADI professional system, and at the end of the course after passing your PADI instructor examination, you will become a PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor with five Specialty Instructor ratings.

Now imagine yourself swimming alongside one of the largest fish in the sea, finding a sunken ship wreck or just seeing the joy on people’s faces when you introduce them to the underwater world. This could be you!

Live a life more extraordinary become a Dive Instructor

Entry Requirements

  • RSTC Medical Certificate signed by a doctor
  • 18 years old prior to the start of Divemaster
  • First Aid Instructor Certification is required prior to PADI issuing you your PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor rating.

Exit Dive Qualification

  • PADI Specialty Instructor (5 PADI Specialty Instructor Ratings)
  • Diploma in Professional SCUBA Instruction

Student Loan and Allowance Eligibility

Student Loans and Allowances are available to eligible domestic students. Please access the Studylink website at www.studylink.govt.nz for eligibility criteria.


“Go for it, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done!”

Ben Brodie Diploma graduate (currently in Fiji) 

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