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Choosing the right course is an important consideration. Please think carefully about where you want to go with your diving career and the best path to get you there.


 Career Programmes at Dive Otago

 

 

 Diploma Programme 

 National Certificate Programmes 

    Foundation Leadership Instruction
Duration: Full-time 36 Weeks 12 Weeks 18 Weeks 18 Weeks
Duration: Part-time Not Available Min 16 Weeks Min 16 Weeks Please enquire
Prerequisite Diving  Qualification None None Foundation or Equivalent Leadership or
Equivalent
 Minimum Age 18 16 18 18
Logged dives during course 100+ 40 20 40
International Student Visa approved course - - -
Student Loans and Allowances
PADI Open Water Diver - -
PADI Advanced Diver - -
Basic First Aid - -
PADI Rescue Diver - -
PADI Divemaster - -
PADI Open Water Scuba  Instructor with 5 specialties - -
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What will I be able to teach?

As you further your professional scuba diving education, you'll be able to take on more roles in a dive centre and teach more courses. Divemaster is your first professional level certification and affords you quite a few opportunities. As an Open Water Scuba Instructor you can teach others how to scuba dive and as a Specialty Instructor you could teach specialty courses like Wreck Diving or Underwater Photography. 

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What is a Career Course Programme vs a regular Dive Course?

Our Career Programmes are designed by the industry to give you all the PADI qualifications you need and all the skills an employer wants for you to work in the dive industry. Our Divemaster and Instructor Development Courses (IDC's) are run over a longer period of time than most dive shops. This ensures you have a good grasp of all the skills and knowledge you need. Having thorough, quality training at the beginning of your career will set you up to get the jobs you really want.


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