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Introduction

Why learn to dive with Dive Centre?

  • OM AA smallNZ's highest quality dive courses.
  • Most flexible schedule of Scuba Diving courses to choose from - Weekend, Evening, Daytime and Private.
  • You will be a certified PADI open Water Diver when you finish your course with us - BEWARE! If you read on other websites you will receieve "An Internationally Recognised Certification" and they don't mention PADI, it's because you won't be getting a PADI course!
  • All PADI manuals and the full set of Open Water DVD's are yours to keep. Or you can choose the brand new "PADI Open Water Diver Touch" App for your Apple iPad or Android Tablet and learn in a truly interactive way!
  • We've trained more divers since 1972 than any other shop in New Zealand, we are the longest running shop in NZ, and there is a reason we are now taking 3rd generations of families diving!
  • You don't even have to get wet! You can learn to dive warm & dry in one of our snuggly warm drysuits!
  • You get to do all four dives in the sea at the amazing Goat Island Marine Reserve & Leigh Coast, off one of our two 6 metre inflatables - 
    NO difficult shore diving, NO diving at a "local dive site" with nothing to see, and NO diving in Lake Pupuke EVER!

You only learn to dive once - make sure you do the most fun, professional and safe course available.

ESCAPE, EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE!

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Dive into the adventure of a lifetime and begin one of Dive Centre's Open Water programs today! Our specially designed program will allow you to learn at your own pace in the comfort of our state of the art facilities. You could even get your course paid for by someone else! Click Open Water for more details!

If you have never tried Scuba, and aren't sure it's for you, try it out with our Discover Scuba Program for only $50, or if you are ready to jump right in and become a certified diver, allow us to introduce you to the underwater world with our huge range of class schedules in New Zealands favourite Open Water Dive Course. If you're going to the tropics, you can complete all the Pool & Theory Sessions here with us, and finish your course overseas with our Referral Open Water Program. Or, if you are looking at getting back into diving after a long time, you can recapture confidence by jumping on one of our Refresher Pool Sessions. You and your family will also enjoy our Snorkelling Program, designed to enhance your underwater experience by teaching you snorkelling techniques and skills.

If you're already a diver, you can continue the adventure with the Dive Centre "Advanced Course" up to the most recommended course you can do, the Rescue & EFR Course and beyond to Divemaster & Instructor Courses (PADI IDC Auckland).

Since 1972 we have been introducing people to the underwater world, we introduce more people to diving than any other company in New Zealand, we supply all the Scuba Gear when you learn to dive, and we are a PADI Instructor Development Centre; which means we run Dive Courses from beginners, right up to training Instructors for jobs all around the world!

There can be only one best, longest running, and most professional dive store in New Zealand - we just happen to be all three.

Check out the different programmes available from the menu on the left.


Divers Medical Info

Everyone doing a dive course needs to complete a medical questionaire, and if you answer yes to any question, then you have to get it signed off by a Doctor. (If you answer 'No" to all questions, you don't need to go to the Doctor at all). If you have to, you can go to your normal family Doctor, but if you have any major issues like a history of Asthma, Heart Condition, Insulin dependent diabetes, major ear or sinus problems, you should go to a Doctor with "training in fitness for diving medical assessments". (See the list below).

The medical is scuba diving specific and must be completed not more than 12 months before starting your course.

The form that is used is available from our main store, or you can download it here in pdf format.  Dive Centre Ltd_Medical_Form  (137K)

It is recommended that you complete the medical questionaire before booking onto the course. (Just in case!)

If you have to go to the Doctor, the cost should be the standard consultation fee only (around $60) so check when you make the booking as some Doctors charge up to $120.

If for any reason you fail the Medical, you will be refunded any course fees paid to us, as long as your PADI crew pack is undamaged, complete and you haven't written in the manual.

This is a list of Diving Doctors in Auckland:

Naval Hospital Devonport - 445 5922

Courtenay T C Kenny North Shore Hospital P O Box 32038 Devonport 09 445 4411

Richard Selkon Westgate Medical Centre Fernhill Drive Massey 09 833 3134

Andrew Tyson 8 Calliope Rd Devonport 09 4450049

Mark Watts 63 Shaw Road Oratia 09 8139221

Andrew Woollons Westgate Medical Centre Fernhill Drive Massey 09 833 3134

Prakash Appanna Royal Oak Medical Centre 691 Manukau Road Royal Oak 09 625 9221

Kate Baddock Kawau Bay Health Alnwick Street Warkworth 09 425 1199

Henere R Broughton New Lynn Family Health Cente 3075 Great North Road New Lynn 09 8272200

John C Caldwell Ratanui Medical Centre 77 Lincoln Road Henderson 09 837 0740

Pierre Chemaly c/o Quaymed Accident and Medical 68 Beach Road Parnell 09 919 2555

Lyn Graham 2/63 Ngapuhi Rd Remuera 09 522 2397

Bruce S Greenfield Crawford House Medical Centre 4 Picton Street Howick 09 5380083

Jim Kriechbaum Mt Wellington Family Health Centre P O Box 62 047 Mount Wellington 09 570 2999

Alistair Leggat West Vew Medical Centre 5 Glendale Rd Glen Eden 09 818 7111

Jon Nelson P O Box 28-842 Remuera 09 524 6504

Sheryl Howarth Browns Bay Family Doctor 65 Clyde Rd, Browns Bay 09 479 4834

Charles P Sanders The Doctors 19 Delta Avenue New Lynn 09 827 7810 / 09 489 7142


NZ's 'Best PADI Dive Course Award' - two years in a row!

We have introduced more people to scuba diving than any other company in New Zealand.

Our experience, facilities, and commitment to the highest quality diver training possible, are your guarantee of safety, fun, and professionalism.

We have been voted by PADI Asia Pacific for two years in a row, to have the highest quality courses in New Zealand! Don't take our word for it, here is an article written by PADI for the Australasian Dive Log Magazine...

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Ian Cumming - PADI Asia Pacific, Malcolm Kidd - Dive Centre, Nick Anson - Dive Centre

Since 1972, Dive Centre Ltd, under the guidence of the Kidd family, has been serving the diving community in Auckland and today is New Zealand's longest running dive shop with a reputation that is unequaled.

Established in 1972 and updated to a PADI Dive Centre in 1987, Dive Centre Ltd became PADI 5-star members in April 1989 and today operates as a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Centre. Their business focus is on the new diver and diver education and as such, present the highest quality instruction with the highest quality materials available. They firmly believe you get what you pay for in a dive course and offer all relevant materials as part of any PADI Dive Course.

In addition to diver education, Dive Centre Ltd offer an enormous range of services from the biggest purpose-built diver training pool in NZ, the largest selection of top brand dive equipment, servicing equipment and cylinder testing to dive trips and the best advice on anything related to diving.

On his latest visit to the store, PADI Asia Pacific Regional Manager, Ian Cumming presented Malcolm Kidd, Dive Centre Ltd Owner/Manager and Nick Anson, Training Manager with PADI's award for Outstanding Commitment to the PADI System of Diver Education.

Ian commented at the presentation, "Dive Centre Ltd's excellent service and quality in all products and courses they offer has kept them at the forefront of diving and the dive industry. There is little doubt they set the benchmark in the recreational scuba industry in New Zealand."

PADI extends congratulations to everyone at Dive Centre Ltd for their continued hard work and long-standing achievements. 


Continuing Education

Dive Centre Ltd runs courses from Open Water through to Instructor and beyond! You take your first step into the underwater world by completing the PADI Open Water Course. This enables you to go diving, hire gear and get out on charter boats anywhere in the world!

Once qualified to this level, the world of specialty courses is available to you - offering you the chance to learn a lot more about diving with enriched air (or safe air), wreck diving, deep diving, night diving, digital underwater photography - to name only a few!

As you will see, your next step is the Advanced Open Water Weekend; this gives you a great weekend away, and is designed to continue straight on from your openwater course where you learn five new types of diving! (Wreck dive, Navigation Dive, Night Dive, Deep Dive, and U/W Naturalist Dive).

Our Rescue & E.F.R. programs are designed to give you confidence to look after other divers, both in and out of the water, and in a wide variety of situations.

If you're interested in starting a career in diving, either full or part time, completing the Divemaster course is your first step in the list of professional courses. Working closely with an Instructor, you will expand your diving theory and knowledge, and bring your diving skills to the same level as those that instruct.

Your next step toward a dive career is the highly rewarding PADI Open Water Instructor Course. The Dive Centre IDC makes learning easy through instructional system design and cutting edge teaching media. The IDC, with its modern educational principals and manageable, positive learning structure, is more effective and efficient. The IDC is split up into two sections, the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor program. This lets you split the program into two sections if you wish, however most will complete both sections at the same time. Becoming a PADI Instructor is the most rewarding and fun way to become part of the dive industry. Whether it is in New Zealand or around the world, this qualification enables you to introduce people from all over the world to the sport that you love so much.


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About PADI

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), is the largest scuba training organisation in the world, certifying the vast majority of all divers worldwide (about 1 million per year)! PADI develops scuba programs and diver training products that are second to none, and monitors scuba training conducted by more than 130,000 PADI members worldwide and 5500 Retailer and Resort members. PADI also maintains various support services for dive professionals in more than 183 countries and territories.