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Weekend Open Water Course

Learn to scuba dive       
  when it suits you!

Enjoy adventuring underwater! Explore under the seas, discovering incredible fish, sharks, fauna and wrecks. 

Get your PADI open water certification with the expert team at Dive HQ Wellington and enjoy learning a fun new pursuit with a great team of people.  After the course you will know how to dive safely up to 18 metres anywhere in the world, independent of an instructor.

We make the process fun and enjoyable and will introduce you to our friendly club of divers and fellow underwater enthusiasts. Our PADI Weekend Open Water Diver Course combines online theory and 4 practical sessions in the pool and sea to give you maximum flexibility!

After completing your online theory you will join us in Wellington for the practical sessions over two weekends. This way you can drive down Friday after work and complete your training over the Saturday and Sunday. We aim to finish before 3pm on Sunday to make sure you have plenty of time to drive home. 

That's not all!

Once you complete the training we want to get you back into the water as soon as possible, so we provide free equipment hire when you join 2 of our club dive days! 

Our club days are a great way to meet other divers and pick up tips and tricks from more experienced divers; not to mention picking up a cray if thats what you're after. 

We can also offer a variety of advice tailored for you, based on your interests and dive goals. Chat with your instructor and find out the best gear, training and dive destinations to meet your needs.


The total course cost is $725 including materials, certification and dive hire.

Once we have received an initial deposit of $200 we will send you the link to start studying. A further deposit of $200 secures your course position.

Before paying the deposit we recommend completing the Dive Medical as you may need to get this signed off by a doctor before enrolling.

Deposit to be paid via account details bellow.

Please use ‘YOUR NAME WOW’ as the reference code.

Our account is -
Westpac - Dive & Ski HQ
030502 0461990 00

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.


Enrol Now!

Step 1: Read and complete the Dive Medical. (you might need to see a doctor before starting)

Step 2: Read our Terms and Conditions

Step 3: Pay the deposit to recieve your manual. 

Step 4: Start studying when it suits you!

Step 5: Find a date to complete the pool training. Course Schedule

Step 6: Let us know when you would like to do the pool and sea training. diveskihq@xtra.co.nz

Step 7: Complete the 4 sea dives!

Step 8: CELEBRATE! Sign up for our newsletter. Click here

Step 9: Join the dive club for some fun dives


 This PADI Open Water Courses includes:

  • Full SCUBA equipment & snorkelling equipment 
  • PADI Open Water Diver Certification Card 
  • Up to 8 sea dives (Conditions Apply)
  • Online learning materials

Where to find us

14 Waione St, Petone, Lower Hutt. Map 

Travel Times

Napier to Petone - 4:30 mins
Hastings to Petone - 4:00 hours
Palmerston North to Petone - 2:00 hours


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