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Not for the Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction or the New Zealand Certificate in Diving level 3 Programmes. We will teach you right from the beginning, starting with basic snorkelling, skin diving and scuba skills.
Full-time programmes are usually 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday with some days finishing earlier and some evening sessions to complete night dive training.
Part-time programmes are usually held over several weekday evenings (6pm to 9pm) and a couple of weekends (8:30am - 5pm) per month and the occasional evening session to complete night dive training.
Diploma students must be 18yrs old prior to Divemaster (Term 2) to undertake this programme.
Foundation students must 16yrs old to undertake this programme.
Leadership students must be 18yrs old to undertake this programme.
Instruction students must be 18yrs old to undertake this programme.
You will be diving mostly around Dunedin and Otago. Some of the main sites include the Aramoana shipwrecks, Wellers Rock, Otakau Wall, Harington Point, Fish Reef, Moeraki and Shag Point. These are only some of the dive sites and if you are enrolled in the Diploma programme, you will likely be diving in Milford Sound - one of New Zealand’s most pristine destinations which is renowned for its underwater and above water scenery.
Yes! There are approximately 5-10 new jobs advertised EVERY DAY on the PADI website alone. These jobs are based in over 180 countries and territories around the world including New Zealand. Dive Otago also have contacts and graduates placed around the globe and offer job placement assistance at the completion of your training.