Dive Zone - Whitianga

10 Campbell St, Whitianga,3510

NZQA Training Programs

Diving New Zealand waters offers some of the best diving in the world.  A career that gets you into our fantastic marine environment is a dream for many.  Dive Zone Whitianga has a range of course options, designed by industry experts, to prepare you to enter the dive industry with qualifications needed to be employed anywhere in the world.

Our Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction is our lead course programme that will take you from a beginner diver through to a Specialty Scuba Diving Instructor in just one year.

Not ready or able to undertake full time study for a year? Then talk to us about our National Certificate courses. These are footsteps along with pathway to becoming an Instructor with industry recognised qualifications along the way that will provide you with employment opportunities.


National Certificate In Diving

The National Certificate In Diving qualifications consist of three National Certificates designed to guide the non diver safely through basic scuba diving, advanced scuba diving, speciaties such as night diving, wreck diving, deep diving, boat diving and search and recovery.

Graduates of the National Certificate In Diving may choose to either continue tertiary studies, or utilise your newly-acquired skills and work within the dive and outdoor recreation industries.

Each National Certificate course is 12 weeks long if studying full-time, but can also be completed on a part-time basis.   


Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction

For those wanting to take things one step further, the Diploma course has been designed to produce dive instructors with the qualifications and skills required to enter this dynamic and exciting industry.

After completing the Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction, graduates will be fully trained and ready to enter the scuba dive industry either here in New Zealand or abroad as a PADI specialty instructor.  Talk to us about enrolling in a Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction starting August 2015 and February 2016.

Call or email us so we can discuss things in more detail and tailor the perfect programme for you.


About Academy of Diving Trust

The Academy of Diving Trust is registered and accredited as a multi-site Private Training Establishment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). The Academy was first registered by NZQA in 1991 and is New Zealand’s oldest tertiary dive provider.

On successful completion of your chosen qualification, you will have a high degree of scuba diving skills and emerge a competent and confident diver. Graduates will be ready to enter the dive and outdoor recreation industry either here in New Zealand, or abroad.