The Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction is a comprehensive full-time course completed in just under a year. The 44-week program runs four days a week, from Tuesday to Friday, providing you with the skills and knowledge required to become a PADI Specialty Instructor with five specialty instructor certifications.
What initially attracted you to pursue the NZQA Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction? I Lost my career as a travel agent and realized the happiest times in my life were all scuba diving How long did the program at Dive HQ Auckland last, and what were the main areas of study? 10 months full-time. The […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I started the Diploma in SCUBA Instruction at Dive HQ Westhaven in March 2017, about three weeks after the course had started. I’d just spent 3 months traveling Europe and wasn’t interested in heading back to my desk job, so I decided to pursue a change of career that would help quench my thirst for adventure. […]
How did I get into diving? I did my ever first dive in 2006, on Castaway island in Fiji. Before that my whole family were divers, and I have always had a passion for being in the water. I don’t remember much about the dive in Fiji, but I just remember the full sensation of […]
Thanks to Chanelle Drummond for her blog post about what it’s like to be a Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction student at the Academy of Diving, Dive HQ Westhaven. Before starting my course as a dive instructor, funny enough I was afraid of swimming in the ocean. I hated the feeling of not […]