New Zealand Diploma in Diving

This premier qualification is the most sought after programme for those wanting to launch a serious professional career in the diving industry. With our extensive experience in diver education, we are undeniably the underwater experts.

  • Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction (Level 5)

Our Diploma qualification takes you from entry level diving, advanced diving, specialty diving, dive supervision and leadership skills through to advanced instructional and specialty instructional levels. Up to 100 dives are included and as a graduate you will emerge a competent and confident diver and instructor.

Programme Features

  • 45 weeks full-time study
  • Up to one-hundred dives
  • Graduate as a PADI Specialty Instructor with five specialty ratings

Class numbers are limited to ensure individual attention and to help create a positive team environment. Many valuable long-term friendships are made during this course. Graduates are registered internationally and are immediately able to apply their knowledge and skills in the dive industry, both here and overseas.


  • Students must obtain a diving medical clearance prior to course commencement

Course Topics

  • PADI Divemaster Course
  • PADI Sales Techniques Workshop
  • PADI Open Water Instructor Course
  • First Aid Instructor Course
  • PADI Rescue Diver Instructor Course
  • PADI Specialty Instructor Course

Graduates of the programme will be awarded the New Zealand Diploma in Diving (Level 5).