PADI Courses

Open Water Course

SCUBA diving is great fun and is a fantastic way to discover the diversity of the amazing underwater world. The PADI Open Water Dive Course enables you to enjoy the diving environment as a trained and safe diver.

On completion of your course you will graduate with an internationally recognised Open Water Dive qualification that will enable you to dive anywhere in the world.

Course overview:

The course is divided into 3 segments:
1. Classroom sessions
2. Pool sessions
3. Open Water

Learn to Dive in 2 weekends. You can complete your entire dive course over 2 consecutive weekends.

We also run day courses during the school holidays.

Why should I dive with Auckland Scuba?

  • We want you to enjoy your diving experience so you’ll come to love diving as we do.
  • Our instructors are passionate about diving and will ensure that your first underwater experience will be a fun and safe experience.
  • We have regular dive trips (up to 5 trips a week) throughout the year from our own boat (not charters). We believe that once you've learnt to dive, you'll want to carry on so why not learn with a centre that actually gets out diving?!
  • We have a best price guarantee. If you find a better price for the same equipment, we'll match it.
  • We offer our students extra sessions if required so that you are comfortable before going out into the ocean (addtional fees may apply).
  • We have a high standard of well maintained equipment in our school including computers.


  • Minimum 15 years of age
  • Answer "NO" to all questions on the Medical Form (please contact us if you have any issues or queries with the dive medical)
  • You should be able to swim 200m (any stroke and no time limit) and tread water for 10 minutes.

Course cost $699.00

Cost includes all training and reference materials, scuba equipment, 4 open water dives and certification.

What do I need?

Snorkelling gear (mask, snorkel, fins). Don't worry if you don't have this yet as you can hire it for $100, but for comfort we recommend you supply your own. Speak to us first before purchasing to be sure the equipment is appropriate, we also offers amazing student deals and discounts!

How do I book?

To book on a course we need payment in full. We can take payments in store, by credit card over the phone or by internet banking.

  • Cancellation / Rescheduling – We do not accept cancellations and no refunds will be issued if you decide to pull out prior to commencement of the course or after the course has started, for any reason.

    However, your course can be rescheduled if you give us at least two weeks’ notice before the start date. Within two weeks of the course start date a $200 re-booking fee applies.  This includes if you have to withdraw or change dates for any reason including medical reasons, equalising problems, failure to complete the theory or swim test, being under the influence or ANY other reason.

  • Additional Terms & Conditions – Additional terms and conditions apply to all courses and are printed out for you to read and sign when enrolling onto the course. If you have any questions or would like a print out of these please feel free to contact us.

Course Times

Courses Running Soon

Starts Ends Classroom dates Pool dates Openwater dates Price
Openwater Diver
22/06/2024 30/06/2024 E-Learning 20th (evening), 22nd & 23rd June 29th & 30th June More Info $699 ** 2x Weekend Course **
15/07/2024 18/07/2024 E-Learning 15th & 16th July 17th & 18th July More Info $699 ** 4x Weekday Course **
20/07/2024 28/07/2024 E-Learning 18th (evening), 20th & 21st July 27th & 28th July More Info $699 ** 2x Weekend Course **
03/08/2024 11/08/2024 E-learning 1st (evening), 3rd & 4th August 10th & 11th August More Info $699 ** 2x Weekend Course **
07/09/2024 15/09/2024 E-learning 5th (evening), 7th & 8th September 14th & 15th September More Info $699 ** 2x Weekend Course **
21/09/2024 29/09/2024 E-learning 19th (evening), 21st & 22nd September 28th & 29th September More Info $699 ** 2x Weekend Course **
05/10/2024 13/10/2024 E-learning 3rd (evening), 5th & 6th October 12th & 13th October More Info $699 ** 2x Weekend Course **
07/10/2024 10/10/2024 E-learning 7th & 8th October 9th & 10th October More Info $699 ** 4x Weekday Course **
19/10/2024 27/10/2024 E-learning 17th (evening), 19th & 20th October 26th & 27th October More Info $699 ** 2x Weekend Course **
02/11/2024 10/11/2024 E-learning 31st October (evening), 2nd & 3rd November 9th & 10th November More Info $699 ** 2x Weekend Course **
16/11/2024 24/11/2024 E-learning 14th (evening), 16th & 17th November 23rd & 24th November More Info $699 ** 2x Weekend Course **
30/11/2024 08/12/2024 E-learning 28th (evening), 30th November & 1st December 7th & 8th December More Info $699 ** 2x Weekend Course **
14/12/2024 22/12/2024 E-learning 12th (evening), 14th & 15th December 21st & 22nd December More Info $699 ** 2x Weekend Course **
28/12/2024 31/12/2024 E-learning 29th & 29th December 30th & 31st December More Info $699 ** 1x Weekend, 2x Weekday Course **
04/01/2025 07/05/2024 E-learning 4th & 5th January 6th & 7th January More Info $699 ** 1x Weekend, 2x Weekday Course **

We hold open water courses year round.

Course Times
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