Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction

Gain internationally recognised qualifications in Auckland, and find a job in over 183 countries & territories in the world. Have the satisfaction of teaching the joys of scuba diving to people of all ages and from all walks of life. Become an instructor or go on to work in Conservation or Eco tourism, Research or Aquaculture.

Become an Rescue Diver, Underwater Photographer, or Underwater Camera Technician. Work on one of the amazing super yachts and crew around the world, or enter the New Zealand job market with all the skills ready to make you the perfect addition to a busy Dive Centre here in our own beautiful New Zealand.

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NZQA DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL SCUBA INSTRUCTION COURSE

Never Dived Before? No problem.

Give us a call or email us and if you want to give it a go first we can organise for you to have a no obligation trial.

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Text "careers" to 021 0250 8990 and we'll call you, or fill in the form at the end of this page, for a free information pack.

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Never dived before?

You do not need any prior scuba experience. We will take you from your Open Water Course through Advanced, Rescue, Divemaster, Instructor, all the way to Speciality Instructor.

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Structure of Study

We get you out there into the open sea and diving and you’ll have at least 100 dives under your belt when you complete your diploma, along with friends and dive buddies.

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Student loan approved

Our tertiary programmes are student loan approved for NZ citizens and persons who have held NZ permanent residency for a minimum of 2 years.

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Our Course Instructors

Our fully qualified PADI instructors and our Senior Instructor himself is an Academy of Diving Graduate. Our instructors are experienced in working with amateur divers, and eaching them everything they need to grow their skills to being instructors themselves.

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Still interested?

If you love being near the water, on the water and in it and feel you have what it takes to be a great Professional, then get in touch today!

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What you'll learn

Our Course Tutors are fully qualified PADI instructors and our Senior Instructor himself is an Academy of Diving Graduate. Here at Dive HQ Westhaven, we pride ourselves in providing instructors who are passionate, enthusiastic AND experienced PADI dive professionals! 

We are an established dive centre, and we work with the students to develop their professional skills and training. Dive HQ is the largest scuba retail group in NZ and is a well known and respected business both in NZ and overseas. Download our info pack here.

 

A good balance

We teach a combination of academic studies with lots of discussion and interaction along with regular practical experience. You will learn as you experience the wonder of scuba diving at our amazing New Zealand dive sites. We get you out of the classroom and into the water, doing what you're passionate about.

Professional Scuba Instruction Diploma | Dive HQ Westhaven

No previous experience?

You do not need any prior SCUBA experience and we will take you from your Open Water Course through Advanced, Rescue, Divemaster, Instructor to Speciality Instructor. Diploma graduates complete NZQA unit standards in a variety of diving areas including Night, Underwater Navigation, Search & Recovery, Deep, Marine Species Identification, and Wreck.

Study for a Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction | Dive HQ Westhaven

Structure of Study

The structure of study for the Diploma gets you out there into the open sea and diving and you’ll have at least 100 dives under your belt when you complete your diploma along with friends and dive buddies you’ll have made for life.