Dive Zone - Headquarters

10 Campbell St, Whitianga,3510

NZQA Training Programs

Become a PADI Instructor

... and get into a fantastic new career with internationally recognised qualifications, allowing you to travel or work here in New Zealand.

As a delivery site for The Academy of Diving Trust, Dive Zone stores offer a range of part-time & full-time career qualifications and pathway programmes to provide you with expert knowledge and the highest level of qualifications required to work anywhere in the world. 

With the Academy you will make friends for life, gain internationally recognised qualifications and have the time of your life doing it!

We train in some really cool places!

Come and be one of our crew!

Dive Zone stores are ALLPADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centres
Dive Zone stores are ALL ​approved safety audited dive training facilities for OutdoorsMark Adventure Activities

  Testimonial - Nikita Mudford

I come from a family of passionate divers who convinced me to do my PADI Open Water Course.  I chose to do this at Dive Zone and immediately fell in love with diving.  The buzz I get is like no other so I decided to look at a how to make diving my career and enrolled in the Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction at Dive Zone Whitianga.  As a customer in their store I found the staff to be friendly and helpful.  As a student they took me in as one of the family.  The team here are so supportive and encouraging - they go above and beyond, encouraging and pushing me to achieve my goals and meet my full potential.  It's definitely and eye opening course and every day is different.  Not only do I get a chance to work in a career that I love but I have met so many people from different walks of life and made life long friends along the way.


If you are intested in talking to one of our stores about a scuba diving career then here are the following stores and their relevant contact persons or click on the following links to see the career courses offered by each store:

Dive Zone Bay of Islands - Kelly Weeds.  Ph or text 021-383264,  PADI Course Director in store.

Dive Zone Whitianga Darrell Bird.  Ph or text 027-4339433,   PADI Course Director in store.

Dive Zone Tauranga - Tony Plank.  Ph or text 021-398507, PADI Course Director available from within the Dive Zone Group.