Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction (Level 5)

Our Diploma qualifications take 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

  • 42 weeks full-time study with 6 weeks break
  • At least 100 dives
  • Graduate as an Specialty Instructor with five specialty ratings
  • Course is NZQA approved for student loans and allowances
  • Includes boat dives and practum trips around New Zealand to try different types of diving
  • Help preparing your dive cv
  • Help with job placement

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.

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Important Info

Summary info about the 'Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction (Level 5)' course:

Prerequisite Certification:

  • Current dive medical (Signed off by a doctor within the last 12 months)

Minimum Age:


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