Open Water Diving Course
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 Open Water certification is the ticket you need.
Our Open Water Courses run over 3 days. We are very flexible and can normally tailor a course to fit your time constraints. Before starting the course with us you will need to complete around 8 hours of online study. We will send you the links when you sign up.
Day 1. We head to the pool to complete the confined water sessions. All the confined water sessions are done in a heated swimming pool
Day 2. Is the first of the dive days. We head up to the beach at Matauri Bay and complete 2 shore dives. This gives you the skill set to shore dive and teaches you a different skills from boat diving.
Day 3. We are on the boat out to the reserve at Deep Water Cove to complete the last 2 dives of the course. Boat diving is an awesome way to finish the course, and Deep water Cove is spectacular.
We offer two different options to complete the theory. You work on the theory component with an instructor, or you can complete it online.
Upon certification you will be qualified to dive to 18 metres/60 feet. A Junior Open Water Certification is available for children aged between 10 and 15 years, though we do recommend a minimum age of 12 due to the conditions that we teach in. Please contact Paihia Dive for information on Jnr certification.
To start your Open Water theory with us online please contact us!
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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.
ADVANCED OPEN WATER
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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.