Open Water


Step one on your newfound journey of diving. The PADI Open Water course will gain you a lifetime certification and give you the ability to explore the underwater world at depths of up to 18m. Minimum of 3 days required to complete this course.

Rescue Diver


The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. You will become a better dive buddy and an important member of the community. This course is the next step after completing your Advanced and takes 3 days to complete.


If you have a particular interest or want to develop your skills in specific areas, after completing your Open Water course you can move forward with specialty diving. See below for a list of what we can teach you here in Kaikoura. Prices and time requirements vary per specialty.

  • ​Deep Diving

  • Enriched Air

  • Underwater Digital Imaging

  • Fish Identification

  • Night Diving

  • Underwater Navigation

  • Search and Recovery

  • Boat Diving

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

  • Emergency Oxygen Provider

Advanced Open Water


For those wanting to progress skills gained in the Open Water course and dive a little deeper. The Advanced course will take you up to 30 metres deep. You'll build on an already solid foundation of underwater skills, discover more aspects of the diving world and come out the other end a more confident diver. 5 dives required, minimum of 2 days.



Want to take your diving from recreational into the professional realm? Divemaster is for you. The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. 

Emergency First Responder


Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a nonstressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study materials, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.

EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course.

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