National Certificate in Diving (Foundation)

The National Certificate in Diving Foundation is an awesome way to learn to dive, gain confidence as a recreational diver and develop skills to assist other divers. This qualification can be an entry point for people working in the dive industry. 

There are three main parts to this programme. First you will learn to scuba dive by completing the PADI Open Water Diver Certification. Next you will undertake adventure based dives such as deep, boat, night, navigation and wreck as part of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification. Finally you will learn how to deal with a number of surface and underwater situations as you complete the PADI Rescue Diver Certification.

The programme meets the requirements of the Worksafe New Zealand's Limited Certificate of Competence, which allows entry into dive sectors such as aquaculture, film and photographic. They also allow entry to further training in the underwater construction, scientific, recreational instruction and dive tourism sectors of the industry. It is also the prerequisite qualification for the National Certificate in Diving - Leadership where you will gain your PADI Divemaster qualification - the first professional level certification in the PADI System.


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Important Info

Summary info about the 'National Certificate in Diving (Foundation)' course:

Prerequisite Certification:

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

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          Wellington 6023
          New Zealand
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