5 Klinac Lane, Waipapa. Open 7 days, Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am - 5pm

Become a Scuba Instructor 

If you're looking for a career in the ocean and are ready to dive in... Join us in the Bay of Islands for 1 year of epic diving. Learn with the best - We'll take you from right through from beginner diver to PADI Instructor so you can kick start your career in the dive industry! 

Start your career as a Scuba Instructor and travel the world!

If you like the travelling, the outdoors, have a passion for diving or the ocean and want to live an extraordinary life - become a PADI Scuba Instructor! Your Qualification is recognised in over 188 countries around the world. 

Study with Dive Zone Bay of Islands 

Boasting some of the best dive sites in the country, you'll gain all of the experience needed to become a great instructor in the warmest waters and sunniest location in NZ. Its easy to love what you do when you work, study and play in an incredible location! 

Scuba Instructor Course Information

Diploma in Scuba Instruction - Level 5

No experience needed!
18 Years of Age (before starting Dive Master)
Be able to pass a dive medical 

Course times & Location
44 Weeks ( incl. 4 weeks holiday)
We have 2x courses per year, starting February and August 
Mon - Thurs 9am-4pm
Campus is in Waipapa, Kerikeri (Northland)

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
5 Specialty Instructor Ratings (find out what this means below) 

Where are our Graduates now? 

From super yachts in the Maldives, Marketing for PADI international, to working as a local instructor our graduates are successfully working in the industry. 

How to pay for the course

Fees can go on your Student Loan 
If you haven't studied at tertiary level before - you may be eligible for $12000 fees free - Check your eligibility here 
Studylink approved - How to apply for a student loan
WINZ approved- Allowances for training

Course Costs 
$18,900 for the whole year study
To become an instructor you need to have 100 dives, this could cost you $200-300 per dive so you'd be looking at upwards of $25k to do it if you didn't study through us!  

Download our Scuba Instructor Booklet

For everything you need to know about the course, from enrollment, what it looks like to study with us, to life after the course as a scuba instructor. Just fill out this short form and you can download our PDF.

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