Pushing yourself and learning new skills will always transfer into your everyday life, free-diving builds confidence and fosters a sense of well-being.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Become a Professional Scuba Instructor in 2016! Do you have plans to travel overseas? Need another part time job that you love? Are you keen to be part the ever growing adventure travel and tourism industry here in New Zealand? Well, our 36 week Diploma in Scuba Instruction may be the perfect course for […]
Just considering getting into diving or want to get back into it but are time poor? As a Dive Store Owner one of the most common things I hear from new and experienced divers is that they would love to do their next PADI course but they don’t know if they can find the time. With […]
If you did your PADI Opewater with Dive HQ Westhaven. You have probably heard your instructor mention the PADI Advanced Openwater Course (AOW) Diver course. You may have even thought about enrolling in the course. But are you still wondering how the AOW course differs from the PADI Openwater Course (OWD) course, and what new things […]