Educating professionals
in more than just diving.

Academy of Diving Trust is a key tertiary provider for the provision of a diverse range of skilled people for the economic, social, and cultural requirements of marine, aquatic, outdoors, and recreational activities.



Academy of Diving Trust is registered and accredited as a multi-site Private Training Establishment by NZQA pursuant to the Education Amendment Act 1990.

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Delivery Sites

Select an approved regional tertiary education delivery site nearest to you for a comprehensive enrolment consultation.

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Academy of Diving Trust is an independently governed not-for-profit trust registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 and incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 and is structured to be responsible for the governance of its approved regional tertiary education delivery sites located the length of New Zealand.

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PADI has worked with the Academy of Diving Trust for many years and they are the only providers of tertiary training that access and provide PADI International Certifications in New Zealand.

Tim Marshall, Regional Manager, PADI Asia Pacific

Academy of Diving is a member of the PADI Retail & Resort Associations.