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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 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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 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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