Mid Year - August Dates TBC
Start of Year - 9th February 2021 - 9th December 2021
Course runs 4 days a week Monday - Thursday with core hours of 9.00-4.30. Some days have earlier starts, later finishes if we are out diving!
Give us a call to make a time to come in and have a chat about the course
Entry requirements to Become A Dive Instructor
- You need to be at least 18 years old
- You need to pass a RSTC medical ( see above )
If you are serious about a career in diving, a Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction is for you!
Upon successful completion of this course you will be an internationally recognised PADI Specialty Dive Instructor and will be immediately able to apply your knowledge and skills in the dive industry, both in New Zealand and around the world.
During the Diploma course you will learn how to plan and run dive trips, teach new divers, organise and maintain SCUBA gear, interpret weather information, and lead groups on underwater explorations. You will also gain a variety of other valuable skills such as Advanced First Aid, Retail and Sales techniques.
You’ll complete at least 100 dives, both in the Bay of Islands and at other amazing NZ dive sites. Our students get free access to our high quality hire equipment during the course year, and can even make use of it during their free time and weekends (conditions apply).
Have a little glimpse of what our previous graduates got up to during their Diploma In Professional Scuba instruction course in the video below.
Why come Study in the Bay of Islands?
The Bay of Islands is simply stunning with mild winters and incredible summers this is the place for outdoor and water enthusiasts.
- We have some of the warmest waters in NZ with amazing marine life, including kingfish, dolphins, whales, rays, marlin and snapper.
- Huge range of outdoors and water activities
- Great surfing and fishing
- Awesome dive sites including the Rainbow Warrior and Canterbury wrecks
- Our own boat
- Small classes