Wellington PADI Open Water Diver Course: New Zealand Diving

Have you ever wanted to go diving in New Zealand? Join us in Wellington for a PADI open water diver course

Scuba Diving
4 days
NZD649 to 1,200

Have you ever wanted to go diving in New Zealand? Join us in Wellington for a PADI open water diver course.

All you need to do is be able to swim, be medically fit to dive and complete the online eLearning course then you’re set to go! All the rental gear is available with your course; just bring a pen, your togs and a towel. Registration is easy either online, in store, by phone or email.

To help you get your own dive gear, we offer you 10% off any individual dive equipment (not packages) bought from our store for your course. This offer ends when your course is completed. Take a look at our popular Gear Packages, they are a great way to save money too.

Our aim is to take you on lots of fascinating adventures into the undersea world. We want to make your diving safe and enjoyable. At New Zealand Sea Adventure’s, we are able to offer you the most comprehensive range of diving experiences including: lots of trips to great dive locations, boat dives, shore dives, over 20 PADI Specialty diver courses, PADI Instructor courses and TDI Technical Diver courses.

PADI is by far the largest and safest diver certifying system in the world, so no matter what country you are in, your PADI qualification will be recognised.

As part of your course you are an automatic member of our Dive Crew. There are no club fees, we just take you diving.

If you have any questions please call, email or stop by our Dive Store.

Price Includes

  • PADI Open Water Diver eLearning Course
  • Confined Water Sections (pool practice)
  • 4 Open Water Dives and certification
  • Essential Equipment Rental

Price Excludes

  1. Travel

What to expect

Digital theory: Wellington (New Zealand) PADI Open Water Diver eLearning Course (about 8-14 hours).
First weekend: Saturday and Sunday 8:30am to around 1-2pm in our on-site heated diver training pool learning equipment use and Open Water SCUBA diving skills.
Second weekend: Saturday and Sunday 8:30am to about 4:30pm – We go SCUBA diving in the sea and practice your new SCUBA diving skills.
10% off individual Gear Items purchased for and during your course.
Dive Crew Nights – Free BYO BBQ and entertainment the first Wednesday of each month.
First hand SCUBA diving experiences through Wellingtons Premier Dive Centre.
We are located at 9 Marina View, Mana, Porirua; just north of the Paremata bridge on SH1. Look for the big yellow building.
At least 10 years old (conditions apply for 10 & 11 year old’s.
Able to swim 200m and swim/float for at least 10 minutes.
Medically fit to dive: Allow time to visit your doctor before the start of the in-water sections. Check the Diver Medical | Participant Questionnaire. If you answer yes to any of the questions or are unsure how to answer, the visit to your Doctor is required.
Diver Medical | Participant Questionnaire Other languages – click here

What To Bring
You must have completed all eLearning sections and (unless you have or purchase a dive computer) the optional RDP Exam must also be completed.
Completed Diver Medical Participant Questionnaire.
Under 18 years? A Legal Parent/Guardian must be with you to sign your forms.
A Pen, your Swimming Costume, a Towel, any dive gear you have.
All the essential dive gear rental is included. Learning to dive is also a great time to start putting together your dive “kit”. We have a great range in store and offer 10% off individual items purchased for and during Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver courses. Our Gear Packages are also very popular.
Gear Packages

Please feel free to bring any of your own equipment you would like to use.

Full Course Fee: $649. Includes; PADI eLearning Course, Dive Gear Rental, Pool Skills and Open Water Dives on a Scheduled Course.

$20 Off For Each Extra Person You Book On The Course With You.
– Find 6 Others And Your In-Water Sections Are FREE –
The PADI Open Water Diver Courses run regularly year-round. One-off courses can be arranged by appointment if preferred. Booking early guarantees your place. See the short description at the top of this web page, our online calendar (click the picture of a calendar at bottom of any web page) or see/ask in store.

Booking Your Course
Course bookings can be made in-store, via email, online or over the phone with a valid credit card. Minimum $300 deposit (covers booking and eLearning course) required with your full name, date of birth, a valid email address and phone number.

Deposits are transferable to another person but not refundable. eLearning courses, once redeemed, cannot be transferred.

All eLearning sections incl. RDP Exam must be completed BEFORE THE FIRST WEEKEND.
– If you like, you can send us your details for an optional free eLearning sample –


Wellington PADI Open Water Diver Course: New Zealand Diving: From NZD649 to NZD1,200 for 4 days

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