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Become a Dive Instructor

Enrol in the most comprehensive Instructor development course in New Zealand. The Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction will teach you how to be a PADI Open Water and Specialty Instructor and also teach you the skills required to gain employment in the dive industry or your area of interest, worldwide.

Applications are open August 2023 scholarship, where we will be offering 1 x $6386 scholarship that will be awarded to one student that enrols for this intake. 

Course Type Dates
Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction Full Time 14th August 2023
Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction Full Time  12th February  2024

Programme Overview

Over the 1 year Diploma programme, you will complete 100 dives including but not limited to Boat, Night, Search & Recovery, Deep and Wreck. This is the initial step in pursuing a professional SCUBA diving career and an excellent qualification to complement many vocations. You can read more about these here. You will continue through the PADI professional system, and at the end of the course after passing your PADI instructor examination, you will become a PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor with five Specialty Instructor ratings or areas which you can choose to focus upon.

Now imagine yourself swimming alongside one of the largest fish in the sea, finding a sunken ship wreck or just seeing the joy on people’s faces when you introduce them to the underwater world. This could be you!

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Entry Requirements

  • RSTC Medical Certificate signed by a doctor
  • 18 years old prior to the start of Divemaster
  • International students welcome

Exit Dive Qualification

  • PADI Specialty Instructor (5 PADI Specialty Instructor Ratings)
  • Diploma in Professional SCUBA Instruction

Fees Free, Student Loans and Allowances

Fees Free, Student Loans and Allowances are available to eligible domestic students. Please access or for eligibility criteria.

“Go for it, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done!”

Ben Brodie Diploma graduate (currently in Fiji)

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