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Become a Scuba Instructor - Start a career that will take you places!

If you like the outdoors, have a passion for diving or the ocean and want an extraordinary life - become a PADI Instructor! 

February and August intakes each year. 

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 best location possible. Its easy to love what you do when you work, study and play in an incredible location! 

Diploma - Full Time Study

44 weeks (incl. 4 weeks study leave) is all it takes for you to join the largest global community of divers in the world and become a PADI Professional. Course days; Monday-Thursday. 

Dive Skills and beyond

During your training you'll not only become a great diver, you will also gain confidence in yourself, your leadership abilities, public speaking skills, time management and more.  

Enrollment Process

Download the Enrollment form and also the PADI medical form and return these to info@divezoneboi.co.nz or drop them instore. 

Fees, Studylink & Scholarships

Course fees can be covered by Fees Free or put onto a student loan for eligible students. Head to www.studylink.govt.nz to apply.

One Scholarship is available per intake for students who may need help with fees course fees. If you are would like to apply for the scholarship, please fill out the form below and return this with your enrollment documentation.

Alternative Career paths 

Becoming a scuba instructor is just the beginning of a career in the dive industry. After graduation, our students have had employment instructing and guiding in NZ and around the world, working on super yachts, boat skippers, Police dive squad, Safety Diving, Marine science, Underwater construction, Marine Conservation roles, Dive Business ownership or working for PADI international in a marketing, managing or traning role. 

Where are our Graduates now? 

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

Course Overview

Course runs Feb-Nov or Aug-May. We spend 4 days on site each week:

  • 1x day in the clasroom

  • 1x day in the pool

  • 1x day boat diving

  • 1x day shore diving

Our year is split roughly into 4x 10 week semesters with 1 week break between, however we do take a longer break over the xmas period. You will get a timetable on day 1 of the course. We will do 2-3 amazing 'away' trips during the year to dive some other locations. 

Online Learning 

Most of our theory work is completed via PADI's eLearning option that lets us study independently at your own pace before class. Prestudy online saves classroom time, which allows more time for practicing the skills that distinguish you as a PADI Instructor.  After each E-learning section is delivered it is covered with classroom sessions to ensure the information is recieved and understood. 

It is best to complete on a computer / Laptop but can be done on a smartphone as well. We have loan computers available for students to complete the online learning if required.


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