Dive Otago History

 

 

2015


 

3rd Place

DIVE OTAGO

KEEP DUNEDIN BEAUTIFUL AWARDS

 

Nominated

DIVE OTAGO

SEAWEEK NEW ZEALAND OCEAN CHAMPION AWARDS

 TROPHY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dive Otago Staff  0009 Trace

 

 

  

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    TRACEY CHANNON
    CERTIFIED AS A PADI COURSES DIRECTOR! 

2014


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Diploma iN pROFESSIONAL sCUBA iNSTRUCTION

Feburary 2014 -  GRADUATED December 2014

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DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL SCUBA INSTRUCTION

AUGUST/JUNE 2013 -  GRADUATED MAY 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 TROPHY

Awards

DIVE OTAGO

PADI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE DIVE INDUSTRY

DIVE OTAGO

KEEP DUNEDIN BEAUTIFUL - Highly Commended

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Dive Otago became an Aqualung Partner Centre

2013


 

Awarded

DIVE OTAGO

 PADI -Career Develepment Centre

Dive Otago becomes the first New Zealand dive shop to be awarded the PADI 5 STAR Career Development Centre status

 

Highly Commended

DIVE OTAGO

KEEP DUNEDIN BEAUTIFUL - Highly Commended

 TROPHY

 

 
Dive Otago Staff  0014 Chris

 

 

  

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    Chris Zinsli 
    CERTIFIED AS A PADI STAFF INSTRUCTOR! 

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 February 2013 Group - Graduated November 2013

2012 08

August 2012 - Graduated May 2013

2012 02 

February 2012 -  GRADUATED November 2012 2011 08 

AUGUST 2011 -  GRADUATED MAY 2012 
   

2012


 TROPHY

Winners

DIVE OTAGO

PADI  - Outstanding Contribution to Instructor Development

DAVE WATSON

PADI - Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry- 20 Years 

DIVE OTAGO

KEEP DUNEDIN BEAUTIFUL - Highly Commended

 

2011


 

2011 02

 FEBRUARY 2011 GROUP - GRADUATED NOVEMBER 2011

2010


  

 2011 08 

AUGUST 2011 -  GRADUATED MAY 2012
 

2010


 


TROPHY

 

Winners

DIVE OTAGO

 PADI -Instructor Development Award 

Finalists

DIVE OTAGO

PADI - Outstanding Dive Centre/ Resort Business Award

 


     

2009


TROPHY

Winners

PADI Award - for Instructor Development

 

   
 

2001

November


A purpose built facility was commissioned in November 2001 and was widely recognised as the best in the country at that time. Facilities included an indoor heated pool, modern classrooms, staff office accommodation, retail store, workshop and client parking. The building is now an icon on the Dunedin landscape as it is passed by about 25,000 vehicles per day. Dive Otago Ltd has for a number of years been the premiere deliverer of tertiary diver education in New Zealand. Recreational training is still an important part of the business mix as are retail sales and servicing. We believe in a strong client and quality relationship focus and maintain a positive relationship with a multitude of clients through this philosophy. Dive Otago Ltd staff contribute to this philosophy and are responsible for maintaining and contributing to the growth of Dive Otago Ltd.

 



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2000

November - Dive Otago


The area franchise was relinquished in November 2000 and Dive Otago Ltd was incorporated on 11 December 2000 and has continued to trade under that name since. New premises were required to meet additional student and staff needs and alleviate the logistical constraints of diver training.

 

1999

August - Dive HQ Otago


In August 1999, Otago Dive Centre became Dive HQ Otago as it aligned with the Dive HQ Franchise.

   
     

1996

November - Otago Scuba School


Otago Dive Centre, with a staff of three (Dave Watson, Mary Watson and the late Bob Begg), was established in November 1996 to cater for all the needs of the local scuba diving and snorkelling population. The business operated from premises in Timaru St and gradually became established with the core business focus moving from recreational to tertiary diver education. As numbers on courses increased so did the need for extra accommodation and this was found in Fox St, South Dunedin where additional space was leased. Staff numbers also increased up to six at this time.