We need your help!
Join us and help protect what we love by signing up for the Project Aware Shark Conservation Course.
As part of this course we aim to increase awareness and emphasise the importance of our shark species and the threats they are facing. As an apex predator, sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems yet are experiencing a global decline.
During the course, you'll learn how to identify local shark species and their characteristics, what is causing their rapid decline in numbers and how you can help stop this catastrophic loss.
Included in the course is the Project Aware Shark Conservation material pack and the PADI certification fee!
Some PADI Specialty courses are scheduled on demand, so just get in touch to enquire about the dates for your course!
The Project Aware Shark Conservation course consists of two main sections:
Theory: - Held at our Takapuna store over one evening during the week.
There is a bit of reading that will need to be completed prior to starting so please make sure you come in to collect your manual.
Diving: - The Project Aware Shark Conservation Course includes two optional dives. The dive site itself is chosen based on conditions on the day, however your instructor will discuss options for this including trips to the Poor Knights and Bay of Islands.
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, with course groups that are well below the maximum allowed by PADI.
We're always going diving! 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.
Already be at least a certified PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent.
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.
Students must be at least 15 years of age. Parental consent is required for students aged 15 - 17 years of age.
If you would like to complete the optional dives, basic dive equipment is required. We have competitive package options or hire options available if required. As well as basic dive equipment you are required to have a safety sausage, compass and knife.
You will have homework to compete before the course starts. The 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.