Instructor Course

PADI Instructor Course

Are you interested in becoming a PADI Professional? Do you want to share your passions for Scuba Diving with others, mould minds and experience new adventures?

We have both Part time and Full time options for our Instructor Programmes. The NZQA Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction and National Certificate Courses are specificially designed to prepare divers with the knowledge, techniques and skills required for a career in diving. All our careers courses are student loan approved.

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Diving Instructor Course | Dive HQ Westhaven

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is your key to a new career and a new lifestyle! The IDC begins with independent learning and encompasses both the Assistant Intructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) progamme.

PADI Assistant Instructor:

The PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) course prepares divers for everything they need to know to become an instructor. It expands your knowledge, skills and experiences to provide a safe diving environment for instructing students.

During this programme, you will learn the PADI System of diver education.
  • Standards and Procedures
  • Effective academic teaching presentations
  • Confined Water skills and techniques
  • Cconducting Open Water training dives
  • The business of diving and addional related topics.

The PADI Assistant Instructor rating allows divers to function as instructional assistants and independently conduct certain PADI programmes. In order to teach and certify Open Water students, divers must complete the OWSI programme.

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor:

When you complete the IDC, you will have been trained and prepared to successfully attend the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). This is the final step toward you Open Water Scuba Instructor certification.

PADI Instructor Examination (IE)

The PADI IE is held over 2.5 days and evaluates what you learnt during the IDC programme. After the completition of the IDC (where you completed both the AI and OWSI programmes) the PADI IE allows you to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor.

During this programme you will be evaluated on:
  • Dive Theory
  • Knowledge development presentations
  • Confined Water teaching
  • Open Water teaching
  • General diving skills and professionalism

The PADI IE, ties the instructor development section together, allowing divers upon completion, to Instruct Open Water Divers. The start of the instructor levels in the PADI Professional Development.

PADI Instructor Course | Diver with Octopus | Dive HQ Westhaven



Start Date Classroom Dates Pool Dates Openwater Dates Course Type Store  
Junior Openwater Diver
December 2020
07/12/2020 07/12/2020-08/12/2020 09/12/2020-10/12/2020 Junior Openwater Diver Auckland Full Course Info
14/12/2020 School Holiday Programme 14+ 14/12/2020-15/12/2020 16/12/2020-17/12/2020 Junior Openwater Diver Auckland Full Course Info
21/12/2020 Mid week training 21/12/2020-22/12/2020 23/12/2020-24/12/2020 Junior Openwater Diver Auckland Full Course Info
January 2021
09/01/2021 e-learning 09/01/2021-10/01/2021 16/01/2021-17/01/2021 Junior Openwater Diver Auckland Full Course Info
23/01/2021 e-learning 23/01/2021-24/01/2021 30/01/2021-31/01/2021 Junior Openwater Diver Auckland Full Course Info
February 2021
06/02/2021 e-learning 06/02/2021-07/02/2021 13/02/2021-14/02/2021 Junior Openwater Diver Auckland Full Course Info
20/02/2021 e-learning 20/02/2021-21/02/2021 27/02/2021-28/02/2021 Junior Openwater Diver Auckland Full Course Info
March 2021
06/03/2021 e-learning 06/03/2021-07/03/2021 13/03/2021-14/03/2021 Junior Openwater Diver Auckland Full Course Info
April 2021
03/04/2021 e-learning 03/04/2021-04/04/2021 10/04/2021-11/04/2021 Junior Openwater Diver Auckland Full Course Info
National Certificate in Diving (Foundation)
December 2020
16/12/2020 Summer School-Dive All Summer NCEA Credits-Studylink approved and Living Allowances Continue over hols Openwater-Advanced-Rescue and First Aid National Certificate in Diving (Foundation) Auckland Full Course Info
Open Water Diver
December 2020
07/12/2020 Mid week training 07/12/2020-08/12/2020 09/12/2020-10/12/2020 Open Water Diver Auckland Full Course Info
14/12/2020 Mid week training 14/12/2020-15/12/2020 16/12/2020-17/12/2020 Open Water Diver Auckland Full Course Info
January 2021
09/01/2021 NA 09/01/2021-10/01/2021 16/01/2021-17/01/2021 Open Water Diver Auckland Full Course Info
11/01/2021 Holiday Mid-Week Training Monday to Thursday 11/01/2021-12/01/2021 13/01/2021-14/02/2021 Open Water Diver Auckland Full Course Info
18/01/2021 Holiday Mid-Week Training Monday to Thursday 18/01/2021-19/01/2021 20/01/2021 Open Water Diver Auckland Full Course Info
23/01/2021 e-learning 23/01/2020-24/01/2020 30/01/2021-31/01/2021 Open Water Diver Auckland Full Course Info
25/01/2021 Holiday Mid-Week Training Monday to Thursday 25/01/2021-26/01/2021 27/01/2021 Open Water Diver Auckland Full Course Info
February 2021
06/02/2021 e-learning 06/02/2021-07/02/2021 13/02/2021-14/02/2021 Open Water Diver Auckland Full Course Info
20/02/2021 e-learning 20/02/2021-21/02/2021 27/02/2021-28/02/2021 Open Water Diver Auckland Full Course Info
March 2021
06/03/2021 e-learning 06/03/2021-07/03/2021 13/03/2021-14/03/2021 Open Water Diver Auckland Full Course Info
20/03/2021 e-learning 20/03/2021-21/03/2021 27/03/2021-28/03/2021 Open Water Diver Auckland Full Course Info
April 2021
03/04/2021 e-learning 03/04/2021-04/04/2021 10/04/2021-11/04/2021 Open Water Diver Auckland Full Course Info
Open Water Scuba Instructor
February 2021
15/02/2021 NZQA Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction 1 year 15/02/2021-17/12/2021 Fees Free and Studylink Available Open Water Scuba Instructor Auckland Full Course Info
Rescue Diver
December 2020
05/12/2020 TBA NA Call Store for alternative dates Rescue Diver Auckland Full Course Info