What is the Foundation Course???

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Here in New Zealand we have an incredible education system for students wanting to progress through diver training. If you have never been diving before then you will start with the foundation program that consists of 3 PADI programs: PADI Open Water Course PADI Advanced Open Water Course PADI Rescue Diver Course These 3 PADI […]

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 Drown the Devices……& Dive

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If you’re passionate about scuba diving and you’ve got kids, there’s a good chance that you can’t wait to share the underwater world with them.  Older kids and teens can embark on Junior Open Water Diver courses and beyond. Here’s why diving together as a family is a great idea. Or you may be considering […]

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 I felt like something was missing from my life and I needed a change……………

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  So…… I got in touch with Mike at Dive HQ Westhaven and he answered all of my questions and more to help me make my decision to start something ‘new’ for 2019. Scuba diving cannot be described in words because for me it is just so incredible. From your first breath underwater, to becoming […]

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 How my background in Marine Science lead me to a Diploma in Diving…..

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I have always had a passion for the ocean and everything in it, whether I was swimming or fishing, I was always happiest in the water. This passion lead me to undertaking a bachelor of science in marine science and biological sciences. As well as marine science, I studied ecological science and geography but my […]

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 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?

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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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