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PADI Open Water Course

PADI Open Water Course
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The PADI Open Water Course is the world's most popular scuba diving course, and is your first step into the underwater world! If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the amazing world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. It has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.
Sign up for the PADI Open Water course - PACKAGE SPECIALS offer!
Exclusively and for a limited time, we are offering the PADI Open Water course WITH a full
set of personal gear for an all exclusive $1199.99

That's right, a dive course AND ALL THIS GEAR! 

This includes; 
The PADI Open Water course
2piece 5mm Wetsuit OR the ProDive 6mm Liberator Wetsuit
Ocean Design Zero XT Mask
Ocean Design Quad Flex Snorkel
Ocean Design Glide Fins
Performance Diver 5mm boots
Performance Diver Amara Gloves
Performance Diver 5mm Hood
a FREE Pro Dive Vinyl Gear bag

On completion of this course you will be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver and qualified to dive with a buddy to a maximum of 18 meters. This PADI certification is internationally recognised and allows you to scuba dive anywhere in the world.
Just scroll down to see a calendar of upcoming courses, make a note of the course number and book your spot today! Alternatively if you have any questions, enquire here or give us a call on 09 489 7782!

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main sections:

  • Theory - Tuesday evening you will complete the theory section at our Takapuna store. As there is a bit of material that will need to be completed prior to starting, please ensure that you register your digital learning code with plenty of time! 
  • Pool - The first weekend of the course is spent in the pool, giving you your first taste of diving and teaching you the basic skills of SCUBA diving!
  • Open Water - On the second weekend we complete your Open Water dives where you can practice those new skills! We prefer to head along the coast to sites such as Goat Island, Mathesons Bay etc. We'll always choose the best location we can on the day, but remember diving is a weather dependent activity and your safety is out top priority so this will influence the choice of dive site!

Why learn to dive with Performance Diver?

This is a very important question! There are many dive schools out there, so why would you choose ours?
  • We have nice small class sizes to prioritise your learning. We like to keep our courses at a ratio of 1 instructor to 8 students to ensure that you have the time to spend with your instructor working on the skills that you need to complete. If you continue your education and become a PADI Advanced Open Water diver, you'll find we have just 6 students per class!
  • We're always going diving! Once you're qualified as a PADI diver, we have heaps of shore dives, day trips, weekend adventures and more for you to get in the water! Every weekend throughout the season there are trips planned, so you're never short of options. Our social nights are a great way to make new dive buddies and new friends.
  • ​​As a Performance Diver student you get exclusive offers and pricing on a huge range of dive gear. If you're not ready to commit to buying your own then no worries - we have heaps of rental gear at a great rate for you. We want you to go diving, so we'll make it as accessible as we can! 
  • ​Our Instructors are awesome - Here at Performance Diver we only teach PADI courses, and all of our PADI Instructors are here for one reason - they love diving! Sharing the underwater world with you is such an amazing experience and we're privileged to be able to do just that.


October 2020

Course Number

Theory Sessions

Pool Training

Open Water Diving

OW 286

Tues 6th October- 6pm

Sat 10th + Sun 11th - 8.30am

Sat 17th + Sun 18th - 8.30am

Tues 20th October - 6pm Sat 24th + Sun 25th - 8:30am Sat 31st + Sun 1st - 8:30am

November 2020

Course Number

Theory Sessions

Pool Training

Open Water Diving

OW 288

Tues 3rd November - 6pm

Sat 7th + Sun 8th - 8.30am

Sat 14th + Sun 15th - 8.30am

Tues 17th November - 6pm Sat 21st + Sun 22nd - 8.30am Sat 28th + Sun 29th - 8.30am

December 2020

Course Number

Theory Sessions

Pool Training

Open Water Diving

OW 290

Tues 1st December - 6pm

Sat 5th + Sun 6th - 8.30am

Sat 12th + Sun 13th - 8.30am


Course Prerequisites:
  • Complete the Dive Medical form. Click here to print the PADI Medical Form for diving. If you answer yes to any of the medical questions you must complete a Dive Medical check with your Doctor and obtain written medical clearance before the start of the course as we can't allow you in the water without it.
  • You must be able to swim 200 metres (or 300m if using mask, snorkel & fins) and tread water / float for 10 mins.
  • Students must be at least 12 years of age. Parental consent is required for students aged under 18 years of age.
  • Full time course options are available, however restricted to 4 people at $699per person. For more information or to set up a course for you, contact us here in store. 
  • We can happily train students from age 10, however this requires reduced student to Instructor ratios and as such, comes with a different fee. Please contact us for details.
  • All scuba equipment is provided but you will need to have your own mask, snorkel, fins and booties. If you don’t have these you can purchase a package here or you can hire them for the duration of the course for just $100. If you choose to buy your own gear, we have exclusive package options specifically designed for Open Water students to be purchased during your course!
  • You will have homework to compete before the course starts. The Open Water course is heaps of fun, but is also intense - we have a lot to learn in our sessions, and they run to a very strict timetable. Failure to complete your homework means that you are behind right from the start, and are holding your group back. This is, understandably, not fair on everyone else and is likely to result in you being removed from the course without refund! 
  • Click here for diving course terms & conditions. By purchasing this service you agree to all terms & conditions.
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