With every wreck dive you’re guaranteed nothing short of a good time….

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For me there’s no better adrenalin rush then descending to great depths knowing you’re about to see something that belongs above sea level, submerged underwater, from boats to cars and even tanks from ww2 can be found. Every time I wreck dive my heart pounds with excitement. I still remember as a PADI Advanced Openwater […]

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 There’s no shortage of unique experiences!

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I started the Diploma in SCUBA Instruction at Dive HQ Westhaven in March 2017, about three weeks after the course had started. I’d just spent 3 months traveling Europe and wasn’t interested in heading back to my desk job, so I decided to pursue a change of career that would help quench my thirst for adventure. […]

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 How did I become a PADI dive instructor?

Casey

How did I get into diving? I did my ever first dive in 2006, on Castaway island in Fiji. Before that my whole family were divers, and I have always had a passion for being in the water. I don’t remember much about the dive in Fiji, but I just remember the full sensation of […]

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 Being a student at Dive HQ Westhaven in Auckland.

Chanelle went from never having dived before. She graduates as an Instructor this year.

  Thanks to Chanelle Drummond for her blog post about what it’s like to be a Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction student at the Academy of Diving, Dive HQ Westhaven.   Before starting my course as a dive instructor, funny enough I was afraid of swimming in the ocean. I hated the feeling of not […]

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 Enrolling Now! Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction February 2016

Diving Equipment on a Diving Boat Cruise.

  Become a Professional Scuba Instructor in 2016! Do you have plans to travel overseas? Need another part time job that you love? Are you keen to be part the ever growing adventure travel and tourism industry here in New Zealand? Well, our 36 week Diploma in Scuba Instruction may be the perfect course for […]

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 Not enough time to do your next PADI Course? We have the solution

Underwater shoot of a couple diving with scuba and showing ok signal

Just considering getting into diving or want to get back into it but are time poor? As a Dive Store Owner one of the most common things I hear from new and experienced divers is that they would love to do their next PADI course but they don’t know if they can find the time. With […]

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 What’s the Difference between PADI Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver?

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    If you did your PADI Opewater with Dive HQ Westhaven. You have probably heard your instructor mention the PADI Advanced Openwater Course  (AOW) Diver course. You may have even thought about enrolling in the course. But are you still wondering how the AOW course differs from the PADI Openwater Course (OWD) course, and what new things […]

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