When are you going to get a real job?

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“When are you going to get a real job?” It’s a question that has followed me for my entire adult life. The question was often heard from well-meaning friends, who were sure that I was wasting my life by not pursuing a “career”. Spending my nights pouring drinks for well to do businessmen in dark […]

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 Akita’s Favorite Dive Site Revealed


Meet Akita Kees, who works for Dive HQ Christchurch as a Dive Instructor and Dive Shop Retail Superstar.  Akita qualified as a Dive Instructor with Dive HQ Christchurch, completing her Diploma in Scuba Diving in 2016.  Akita enjoys taking new divers out for their Open Water and follows  them through their Advanced Open Water and […]

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 Louis’ favourite dive site revealed.


Meet Louis Kimber, who works for Dive HQ Christchurch as a Senior Dive Instructor, and teaches our full time Diploma students. Louis qualified as an Instructor with Dive HQ Christchurch, completing his Diploma in Scuba Diving in 2014. Louis is an experienced Senior Instructor, and his recent group of full time Diploma students all passed, […]

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 How Diving Can Shape a Future

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The age limit for the PADI Open Water Course is set at 10 years old – opening the doors to the underwater world to the younger generation. The skills taught are transferable to everyday life, helping young people to grow. It also inspires a passion in many, opening up new career opportunities that may otherwise never have been […]

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 Advancing towards an Underwater Photographer Career

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What are the first steps towards becoming an underwater photographer? A passion for taking photos combined with a desire to capture images of the unique underwater world and share them with many who may not have the chance to see it with their own eyes, is the motivation behind many underwater photographers.  While the first and […]

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 Good Dives, Good Times, and Good Bye


Thanks Dive HQ Christchurch, for a fun few years working as a Dive Instructor with a great team. Here are a few highlights and memories we have shared that I will be taking with me as I head off on my next adventure as a Dive Instructor in Vanuatu.   Dive Instructing in Kaikoura There […]

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 I’m a Dive Instructor Now!!!

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 Celebrations! Our newly qualified SCUBA Dive Instructors are celebrating now, after a fantastic year together, along with myself, Mel Alps, their mentor.  Now is the time to look back and share a few memories and wish my students well for their next adventures and Dive Instructor Careers! Mia Foley, Tim Walter, Jack Broad and Curt […]

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 A Hidden Secret

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I can count on one hand the amount of years I have been diving and even though it’s been a short time I have still been lucky enough to have met some incredible people, seen some breath taking places and had some amazing marine life encounters.  One place that has stood out to me is […]

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 Interview with Louis Kimber – Dive Instructor at Dive HQ Christchurch

The best parts of the job definitely include being able to introduce the underwater world to new divers and heading away on overnight dive trips. Working with the team at Dive HQ Christchurch is always a good time, we’re like an adopted family!

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