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Welcome to Dive HQ Christchurch

Welcome to DHQ Christchurch where your SCUBA diving and Spearfishing journey begins and where your possibilities are endless.

Dive HQ Christchurch has been training divers for over 30 years. Our staff have over 40 years combined dive instructor experience. We are Christchurch’s only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre and Adventure Activities Certified dive centre for SCUBA diving and Spearfishing.


We are the largest dive shop Christchurch has to offer, selling the world’s leading brands with a full range of SCUBA diving and Spearfishing equipment. We offer PADI recreational dive courses, technical dive training, spearfishing courses, and breath hold courses.


Being a member of the Academy of Diving, Dive HQ Christchurch delivers tertiary SCUBA qualifications, both part and full time study options from Foundation courses to the highly sort after Diploma in Professional SCUBA Instruction.


Dive HQ Christchurch is the South Island’s largest dive retailer and dive centre out of all the dive shops Christchurch has. We offer quality gear hire, full service centre, Enriched Air training and filling station, local and international dive trips and spearfishing trips.

PADI Dive Courses

Learn To Dive

Get PADI Open Water Certified and the first breaths you take underwater will be your most memorable. Learn how to SCUBA Dive with Dive HQ Christchurch, where we have dive courses for beginners through to advanced. Try Dives and Online Learning available.

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Live a Life More Extraordinary

Become a Dive Instructor. Student Loans and Allowances Approved Courses. Part time and full time study options. One year Diploma Course starting August 2015. We’ll set you up for an exciting career in Diving. Enquire now for a free info pack.

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Join club HQ and receive member benefits in-store, priority booking on dive trips and information evenings. We would love to share our dive experiences with you and connect you with other divers.

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Project Aware – Clean up Dive

When I sent out an email advertising another Dive Against Debris a few months ago, the second event I have helped organise since I began working at Dive HQ Christchurch, the initial response I received was from one of last years volunteers asking “What’s with the winter clean up dives, dude?”! This didn’t deter too […]

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