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Have you ever wondered what lays beneath? Have you ever been on an exotic holiday, but felt like something was missing? It’s time to find out and enjoy one of life’s most amazing experiences - the freedom of breathing and exploring underwater. Discover why scuba diving is so addictive and how you can learn to dive on a coastline a stone’s throw away from your door. For first-timers, scuba diving can seem intimidating, which is why taking the PADI Open Water Diver course is the perfect way to learn the skills to get certified so you can explore underwater worlds regardless of where you live or travel.
The PADI Open Water Diver Course has three main stages:
• Knowledge Development (Learning can take place online or in-store) to understand the basic principles of diving
• Confined Water Dives (This is where we practice those all-important dive skills in a pool) to learn basic scuba diving skills
• Open Water Dives (These can take place in the ocean or another body of water) to review your skills and begin exploring
• The feeling you get as you breathe comfortably underwater for the first time is incredible. As the bubbles run over your face and body, you experience the sensation of being virtually weightless. The PADI Open Water Diver Course is designed to make your diving experience a knowledgeable, comfortable and seamless one. You’re really spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a location to learn to dive in New Zealand. From the sub-tropical reefs and beaches of the North Island to the unique topography and temperate waters of the South Island, there are so many great spots for beginners. Becoming a PADI Certified Diver is the first step in a life time of amazing, unforgettable dives. Start with uncovering the beautiful scenes along New Zealand’s coastline. Why not take a trip to incredible spots such as the Poor Knights Islands or seek out wrecks, reefs and kelp forests in many spots around the country. Simply put, New Zealand is a dream dive destination. Scuba diving opens the door to an entirely new world, scuba diving in New Zealand presents an opportunity to set your eyes upon magnificent visions of the ocean, lakes and waterways. Picture beautiful corals, colourful fish, delicate plants – all found in an underwater environment that elegantly moves to its own rhythm. Get closer to nature, and learn how to scuba dive in a PADI Open Water Diver course. Life above water may never be the same again. Get started online with PADI eLearning or simply locate your nearest PADI Dive Shop at padi.com.