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Become A Dive Instructor
-You need to be at least 18 years old
-You need to pass a RSTC medical.
The Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction will take you all the way from beginner diver to PADI Speciality Dive Instructor all in one year.
This programme encompasses everything you need to become an employable dive instructor
Throughout the year you will gain experience in deep diving, wreck diving, night diving, and much more.
The goal is to help you succeed and to come out ready to step into the job of your dreams or move on to further study. We will assist you in putting together your CV and in applying for jobs.
44 weeks full time.
At least 100 dives - and many of these from boats and in some of NZ's best dive locations.
Free access to hire equipment during the course year (conditions apply).
Offsite practicums at other amazing New Zealand dive sites
Graduate as a PADI Speciality Dive Instructor with five speciality ratings.
-All your learning materiel's,
-All required dives,
-Certifications with PADI,
-Use of rental gear for the course,
-Transport to and from dive sites
-Trip to the Poor Knights Islands
This course has been approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for Student Loan and Allowance eligibility.
Our NZQA approved courses qualify for the Governments "Fees Free Policy". If you are eligible, you can get up to $12,000 Free.
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. With awesome surfing and fishing the Bay of Islands also offers kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, sky diving, parasailing, sailing, hiking, hunting, mountain biking and so much more. Steeped in history with the historic Waitangi treaty grounds and NZ's first Capital.
All this gives you the chance for some amazing experiences out side of course and also for many job opportunities after course. We have some of the warmest waters in NZ with amazing marine life, including King fish, 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
Custom built facility