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PADI Open Water Courses

PADI Open Water Courses

Explore the amazing underwater world - COME DIVING!

Dive HQ Wellington want you to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to dive safely and confidently and to have fun underwater.

We will be diving during your first session to learn & practice dive skills such as buddy assist skills, swimming techniques and buoyancy control.

There are 4 sea dives required for certification during which we not only review the skills you have already learnt but we get to go diving and explore the underwater world.

With up to 3 days of FREE gear hire included in your course come diving with our Dive Club to gain more experiences, meet other divers and have more FUN!

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver you will enjoy a variety of local, national and overseas dive opportunities with our dive club.

Our Course Structures:

Standard Course - This is our most popular course as it has the most pool time and space in which to practice skills and allows time to 'play' to improve your techniques and gain confidence underwater. Theory is covered using online materials. (Paper Manuals avilable on request)

4 evenings 6 – 10pm (Monday & Wednesday) and 4 sea dives over 2 days Saturday & Sunday 9 – 3pm

1 Week Course - This course is designed for those who are comfortable in the water - perhaps you have tried scuba before or as a freediver/spearo. Theory is covered using online materials.

2 evenings 6-10pm (Monday & Wednesday) and 4 sea dives over 2 days Saturday & Sunday 9 – 5pm
(Ask about our prerequisites & course conditions)

Weekend Course - This course is perfect for those divers that live out of town or are busy during the week. Theory is covered using online materials.

The first weekend covers the theory and pool sessions and the 4 sea dives are conducted on the second weekend, 9-4pm each day.

Private Course - Can be scheduled as required to meet your needs.


All our PADI Open Water Courses include:

  • Full SCUBA equipment & snorkelling equipment 
  • PADI Open Water Diver Certification Card 
  • Up to 10 sea dives (Conditions Apply)

You will need to provide togs and a towel and a completed Dive Medical


Standard 2 Week Course $675
Weekend Course $725
Private Course from $875pp for 2 people

Course Start Dates

Cancellations & Refunds

Paying your deposit infers that you have read and accepted these policies

Any cancellations made more than 14 days before the course will be entitled to a full refund minus the cost of materials already used. There is no refund for cancellations within 7 days of the course.

You may reschedule your course within 7 days but your new booking will be subject to availability and an $100 rebooking fee. Fees will also be incurred if you switch between courses unless by prior arrangement.