Free Diving Course


The Free Diving Level 1 Course consists of 3 parts:

    The Training Materials and Online Training program are designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you, with direct contact with your instructor from the moment you start. We will monitor your progress and assist when needed.

    Your Instructor will work with you so you will become comfortable and confident with your abilities before you go diving in open water.

    You will complete your open water dives and have the chance to demonstrate your abilities to your Instructor. After successful completion of your open water training dives you will become a Certified Freediver.
    Prerequisites: Minimum 12 years of age.

Freediving opens up a whole new underwater world. The Level 1 Freediver Course takes 2 days to complete, the first day starts in the class reviewing the theory completed online and then we head to the pool for the confined water session. The 2nd day is out on our boat Sentinel in Deep Water Cove putting to practice the skills learned in the pool and depth training.



If you have never dived before, this is the experience for you! Join our instructors on a day trip out into the Bay of Islands and discover diving.



Your first step into the world of recreational diving! Whether you want to dive with us in the beautiful Bay of Islands, or in any of the world’s other amazing dive locations, your PADI Open Water certification is the ticket you need.



Improve your diving skills with the next step in recreational diving and include both The Rainbow Warrior and The Canterbury wreck dives as part of your course!



“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.


FROM $600

If you want to learn more about a particular side of diving or if you’re working towards the Master Scuba Diver rating then this will be your next step. Each specialty can normally be completed in 1-3 days.


$1800 - $2800

Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional.



Our refresher day trip is a great way to get back into diving under the supervision of our amazing instructors.

important information

Before diving with Paihia Dive please have a look at our Understanding The Risks form, as this will need to be completed before joining any of our trips. If you are doing any dive training including Discover Scuba Dives or refreshers, please have a look at our Medical Form, if required you may need to get your doctor to sign you off as fit to dive, before completing the activity.

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