Get your padi cer­tifi­cate

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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.

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