What is the Foundation Course???

scuba diving in NZ

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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 There’s no shortage of unique experiences!

Diving NZ

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

boat and scuba divers over under shot,half underwater

    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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