Go Pro - Careers in Diving


Text "careers" to 021 0250 8990 and we'll call you, or send an enquiry to receive a free information pack.

We offer a range of courses and studying options:

  • Full Time Diploma courses - February and August intakes.
  • Part-time National Certificate courses - work through the PADI courses at your pace.
  • Summer Holiday courses - ideal for university students to continue studying for additional qualifications over the Summer Break. 

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


Where are you going to take your future?

“What else can you do in less htan 1 year?”

Gain internationally recognised qualifications 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. Go on to work in Conservation or Eco tourism, Research or Aquaculture. Become an 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.

Go Pro - Careers in Diving | Dive HQ Westhaven

“Since 2006 over 85% of the Academy of Diving Trust graduates have found employment in their chosen profession.” - The Academy of Diving Prospectus

Once certified as a PADI Divemaster (about mid way through the course) you have access to PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) employment page with new jobs advertised from around the world daily.

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The Course

We have courses running all the time. Get in touch and we can find something that fits with your schedule.

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 are passionate about.

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

The structure of study for the Diploma means 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 you’ll have made for life.

Our Course Instructors are fully qualified PADI instructors. Our PADi Course Director Chris Hailey will make sure you have the best instruction available and will be there to support you through your PADI traiing journey.


Be part of our Dive HQ 5 Star Dive Centre community whilst you study and experience NZ Diving at it's best. Our Academy of Diving classroom and recreation area is now at our new traiing facility in MT Roskill. 

Dive HQ Mt Roskill

With great access to bus and train links from the Greater Auckland area and also being conveniently located to the 1 Motorway we are easy to get to and can get you out to the best NZ Diving, quickly and comfortably. All transport to NZ dive sites included in the course fees along with acommadation for field trips around the North Island.

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!

Train to be a PADI Dive Instructor with Dive HQ Auckland

Academy of Diving Trust is registered as a Private Training Establishment by NZQA and has approval to sub-contract to Dive HQ Westhaven in Auckland CBD. We offer a range of part-time & full time career qualifications at our Auckland city delivery site. Come and visit us and have an informal chat.

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



Contact us now!

For further information, a full prospectus or to have a chat with someone who completed the course please:
call: Mike 021 0250 8990

email: info@divehqauckland.co.nz

or text "careers" to 02102508990

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