Covid-19 hit, then I turned my dream into a reality….

I’ve always loved the ocean, growing up snorkelling and exploring this magnificent underwater world that we are lucky to have such easy access to here in New Zealand. I’ve been diving since I was 15 where I did my Open Water course in The Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Since then, I’ve had the chance to […]

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 5 films every diver should watch….

Well, here at Dive HQ we have you covered here with 5 films related to diving that we feel every diver should watch at least once in their life

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 So hard to believe in just a few weeks I will be a qualified PADI Scuba Dive Instructor

A few months ago the thought of being immersed in water and breathing from a cylinder really wasn’t all that appealing too me if I’m being honest. But one day I decided to overcome my fears and start my diving adventure. Believe me when I say it was the best thing I’ve ever done and […]

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 What is the Foundation Course???

scuba diving in NZ

Here in New Zealand we have an incredible education system for students wanting to progress through diver training. If you have never been diving before then you will start with the foundation program that consists of 3 PADI programs: PADI Open Water Course PADI Advanced Open Water Course PADI Rescue Diver Course These 3 PADI […]

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 Drown the Devices……& Dive

If you’re passionate about scuba diving and you’ve got kids, there’s a good chance that you can’t wait to share the underwater world with them.  Older kids and teens can embark on Junior Open Water Diver courses and beyond. Here’s why diving together as a family is a great idea. Or you may be considering […]

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 I felt like something was missing from my life and I needed a change……………

  So…… I got in touch with Mike at Dive HQ Westhaven and he answered all of my questions and more to help me make my decision to start something ‘new’ for 2019. Scuba diving cannot be described in words because for me it is just so incredible. From your first breath underwater, to becoming […]

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 How my background in Marine Science lead me to a Diploma in Diving…..

I have always had a passion for the ocean and everything in it, whether I was swimming or fishing, I was always happiest in the water. This passion lead me to undertaking a bachelor of science in marine science and biological sciences. As well as marine science, I studied ecological science and geography but my […]

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