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After completing your National Certificate in Diving Programme take a number of different career pathways. We can help guide you with where you would like to go.
The recreational dive industry is all about having fun, showing people the amazing world below the surface and teaching people the skills that will turn them into a diver for life. You could work on a live-a-board boat, in a dive shop, on a cruise ship, you could travel or even live and work in a big city.
With the demands of the gas and oil industry, as well as local infrastructure projects, commercial divers command good wages in an extremely challenging and diverse working environment. Aquaculture in New Zealand is also growing and there are many opportunities in the industry for qualified divers.
As more and more people become passionate about ways to conserve and manage the world’s marine resources, qualified scientific divers are becoming more sought after. Some area of science that can require a good of dive skills are marine science, freshwater ecology and hydrographic surveying.
We will help you to find work in the dive industry or go on to further training. We can put you in touch with our network of graduates all over the world, here is what a few of them are up to.
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainier
Fiji, Cayman Islands
"Dive Instructing is the perfect career if you want to do something you are passionate about, travel the world, meet lots of interesting people along the way and get paid to do something you love."
I have been working at Mamanuca Region of Fiji, at Subsurface Fiji which is the main dive shop that operates from Musket Cove and i lived at Plantation Island which was just a 20 minute walk away!...
PADI IDC Staff & Freediving Instructor
Hamilton, Dunedin, Coffs Harbour
"Keep your mind fresh
because theres always something about the
underwater world that is worth learning"
"As a dive instructor I have worked in both New Zealand and Australia. In my job at Jetty Dive Centre we do regular trips overseas and I have had the opportunity to dive on the SS President Coolidge ship wreck ...
PADI Master Instructor
Dunedin, Cayman Islands
"The underwater world is such a diverse place and it’s fantastic to be in such an unexplored environment which doubles as my office.
Every day is a brand new adventure."
I was hooked right from my first Open Water Dive when on a working holiday in Oman in the Middle East. I was treated to crystal clear, warm water and the marine life was stunning - there was not even a chance of looking back...