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Core Courses

Have you ever have dreamed of floating weightlessly like an astronaut, investigating unusual species like a field researcher, or looking for lost objects like a treasure hunter?  Have you always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves?  Here is where it starts.

Scuba diving can make these dreams a reality!  It's easy and only requires a short period of training to get started.  Whether your goal in diving is fish watching, ocean conservation, or simply meeting adventurous people, seventy percent of the globe becomes accessible to you the moment you learn to breathe underwater.  And thats a fact.  Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course.  Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.  The courses we offer are internationally recognised - showing your PADI certification card when going into dive locations around the globe and your skills will be instantly recognised.  Gear rental, liveaboard trips, diving in exotic locations...  all will be available to you.  Give us a call!

Course Offerings at Dive Wellington

Open Water

Congratulations! by doing your PADI Open Water Course with Dive Wellington you will be opening the door to our exciting underwater world.  If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.  Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course.


Advanced Open Water

The PADI Advanced Open Water course is a great way for qualified divers to gain valuable experience in a supervised manner.


EFR - Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response courses encompass adult, child and infant CPR and first aid skills, and incorporate Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training and emergency oxygen use. Emergency First Response also offers comprehensive First Aid at Work courses, specifically designed to meet national and international compliance standards for CPR and first aid courses in the workplace.

PADI Rescue Diver - Make a difference

Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue course will teach you how to assist and rescue divers that are experiencing difficulties as well as become a more aware dive buddy.

It is not only extremely helpful in learning how to gauge stress levels in other divers but also in you.

A combination of theory and pool training and then putting your skills to practice in the sea.



The PADI Divemaster course is your first step towards becoming a dive professional.

The course is a combination of increasing your dive theory, improving your dive skills and gaining some real world experience, by assisting on courses and guiding newer divers. 

If you are a people person and want to share a passion of diving with others, then this is the course for you.

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Refresher Courses

If you haven't dived for a while or you'd like to brush up on your skills we have some different options available or we can customise something just for you: 

Theory & Pool $120 (including equipment) 


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  • Dive Wellington
          432 The Esplanade
          Island Bay
          Wellington 6023
          New Zealand
  • +64 (4) 939 3483 
  • +64 (4) 939 8101 

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