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 teh dive medical)
  • You should be able to swim 200m (any stroke and no time limit) and tread water for 10 minutes.
  • You must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and show us proof of vaccination status.

Course cost $550.00

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
04/12/2021 12/12/2021 E-Learning 4th & 5th Dec 11th & 12th Dec More Info $550
14/12/2021 17/12/2021 E-Learning 14th & 15th Dec 16th & 17th Dec More Info $550 ** Mid Week **
20/12/2021 23/12/2021 E-Learning 20th & 21st Dec 22nd & 23rd Dec More Info $550 ** Mid Week **
28/12/2021 31/12/2021 E-Learning 28th & 29th Dec 30th & 31st Dec More Info $550 ** Mid Week **
03/01/2022 06/01/2022 E-Learning 3rd & 4th Jan 5th & 6th Jan More Info $550 ** Mid Week **
07/01/2022 10/01/2022 E-Learning 07th & 8th Jan 2022 9th & 10th Jan 2022 More Info $550 **Mid Week & Weekend**
11/01/2022 14/01/2022 E-Learning 10th & 11th Jan 12th & 13th Jan More Info $550 ** Mid Week **
15/01/2022 23/01/2022 E-Learning 15th & 16th Jan 22nd & 23rd Jan More Info $550

We hold open water courses year round.

Course Times
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