National Certificate in Diving Leadership PADI Divemaster

National Certificate in Diving-PADI Divemaster

Leadership or Supervision Level 4-Divemaster

Take the next step into the professional realm of Scuba Diving. It’s where it all begins. The National Certificate in Diving (Leadership) will fine-tune your diving skills whilst introducing you to the theory behind diving. Learn about dive physics, physiology, and equipment. Your adventure into the professional levels of scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster programme. Working closely with our PADI Instructor, in this programme you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

The PADI Divemaster qualification will enable you to gain employment within the dive and tourism sector as a dive guide and assist in the training of recreational divers anywhere in the world. This programme can then lead into other qualifications such as the National Certificate in Diving (Instruction) where you will gain your PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with 5 specialty ratings.

Check out our NZQA Diploma in Scuba which is Fees Free and Student Loan Eligible


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Programme Start Dates

Certificate in Foundation and Leadership or DIPLOMA Part-Time Contact us
Certificate in Foundation and Leadership Full Time Contact us
Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction Full Time Feb and Aug
Certificate in Foundation (Summer School) Full Time Nov-Feb

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Entry Requirements

Student Loan and Allowance Eligibility

Fees Free & Student Loans and Allowances are available to eligible domestic students. Please access the Studylink website at for eligibility criteria.

If you are studying already you can add this course to your student loan and are able to keep your living alloance over summer. See Summer School 

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