Learn to Dive - Open Water Courses


SCUBA diving is great fun and is a fantastic way to discover the diversity of the amazing underwater world. The Open Water Dive Course enables you to enjoy the diving environment as a trained and safe diver.

Course overview:

The course is divided into 3 segments:

  • Online Study
  • Pool sessions
  • Open Water

We run the following types of courses:

a) Evening Courses - you do your thoery and pool sessions over 4 evenings (from 6:30pm to 9:30pm normally) and your open water dives over one weekend.

b) Weekend Courses - you do your entire course of two consecutive weekends.

c) Weekday Courses - you do a 3 day block course during the day over consecutive days.

d) Private Course - we schedule a course around you. The cost of this depends on the number of people you have - please call us for more information.

Why should I dive with Kiwi Divers?

  • 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 like to keep our classes small (usually 4 to 8 students) so that you have more one on one time with the instructor.
  • 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.
  • We have a high standard of well maintained equipment in our school including computers.


  • Minimum 15 years of age for Open Water course, minimum 10 years of age for Junior Open Water course
  • Medically fit to dive (download the diving medical form and if you answer "yes" to any of the questions then please contact us)
  • You should be able to swim 200m (any stroke and no time limit) and tread water for 10 minutes.

Course cost $549.00

Cost includes all training and reference materials, scuba equipment and certification card.

Kiwi Scuba Divers - Learn to Dive – Open Water Courses

What do I need?

Snorkelling gear (mask, fins, snorkel and booties) or you can hire these for $100 for the whole course.

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.

Junior Openwater Diver Course Dates

We hold open water courses year round. Our next few courses are scheduled as follows:

Starts Classroom Dates Pool Dates Openwater Dates
Junior Openwater Diver
20/12/2023 20/12/2023 20/12/2023 21st & 22nd Dec 2023 More Info Book Now
09/01/2024 09/01/2024 09/01/2024 10th & 11th Jan 2023 More Info Book Now
16/01/2024 16/01/2024 16/01/2024 17th & 18th Jan 2024 More Info Book Now
Starts Classroom Dates Pool Dates Openwater Dates
Openwater Diver
09/12/2023 09/12/2023 09/12/2023 10th & 16th Dec 2023 More Info Book Now
17/12/2023 17/12/2023 17/12/2023 18th & 19th Dec 2023 More Info Book Now
27/12/2023 27/12/2023 27/12/2023 28th & 29th Dec 2023 More Info Book Now
03/01/2024 03/01/2024 03/01/2024 4th & 5th Jan 2024 More Info Book Now
06/01/2024 06/01/2024 06/01/2024 7th & 8th Jan 2024 More Info Book Now
13/01/2024 13/01/2024 13/01/2024 14th & 20th Jan 2024 More Info Book Now
21/01/2024 21/01/2024 21/01/2024 27th & 28th Jan 2024 More Info Book Now
11/02/2024 11/02/2024 11/02/2024 17th & 18th Feb 2024 More Info Book Now