Learn to SCUBA Dive, improve your skills or live the dream and go professional!
SCUBA diving is great fun and can open the way for you to discover the diversity of the amazing underwater world. PADI Open Water Dive Courses are world recognised and enable you to enjoy the diving environment as a highly trained and safe diver. After completing your diving course with Dive HQ, you'll be a certified PADI Open Water Diver, enabling you to enjoy local and overseas diving through our great dive trips.
We understand you have a busy lifestyle and your leisure time is important to you. Our performance-based training will ensure you'll master all the necessary water skills before you undertake the open water component of your course. This approach will optimise your enjoyment of diving and maximise your progress through the Open Water Course.
We want you to enjoy your diving experience so you'll come to love diving as much as we do.
Our Open Water Course packages include all instruction, SCUBA equipment (Excluding Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Booties, Gloves and Safety Sausage) and a log book.
All you need be concerned about is enjoying the wonderful experience of scuba diving with the new friends you'll meet along the way.
When you're learning to SCUBA dive you want to make sure that you are in the very best hands. At Dive HQ our expert staff also train instructors and are some of the most qualified teaching staff in the country.
For us, the most important thing is for you to have fun while diving in a safe environment!
$799 - PADI Open Water certification.
The first section of the course takes place at Dive HQ Christchurch typically over two full days on Saturday and Sunday. This section covers knowledge development and Confined Water/pool training.
The Open Water section of this course will take place in Wainui (Akaroa), or Lake Coleridge depending on weather conditions. This involves 2 dives per day, transferring your newly attained skills to the open water environment.
$899 - PADI Open Water certification.
The first section of the course runs much the same as our local course structure.
The following weekend will take you to Kaikoura over a Saturday and Sunday. This involves 2 dives per day, transferring your newly attained skills to the open water environment. Kaikoura can hold some great diving, with a wide range of marine life and easy entrances, it's our instructors pick for sure!
Extra add ons:
If you feel the cold you can also complete your Open Water Course in the comfort of a dry suit for an extra $150. This includes the hire of the suit and an extra lesson for using the suit safely.
Get accredited with the NZQA Level Three Unit Standard #4384 (Worth 7 credits) for only $50!
Course Structure – Private: Need more flexibility in your course?
Contact us here for other options.
Thinking you'd like to do a longer course, but still work in with your study or job? Our Part Time Professional Dive Master course will be perfect for you
Looking for something a little more intensive? Or considering a career in diving? How about our one year full time Diploma Course