Short Courses

At Dive Otago we pride ourselves on delivering fun Scuba Diving Courses with safety utmost in mind. We have a range of experiences and courses from Snorkelling through to Instructor Level. Book online today!


Open Water Diver   

PADI Learn to Scuba Dive

PADI Open Water Diver Course  5 days  No experience needed  eLearning or Touch

Get your PADI scuba certification. Dive on the shipwrecks at Aramoana or breathe underwater with the world's rarest Sealion. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures and meet new people, this is where it starts. You will learn ...


Girl Divers   

PADI ReActivate - Scuba Refresher

 Theory and Pool Open Water Dives Available  Online or Touch

Has it been a while since you’ve been scuba diving? Do you feel like your scuba skills and knowledge are a bit rusty? The reActivate programme is just the refresher you need. It reacquaints you with diving so that you're back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world.



PADI Scuba Diving Courses

Padi Certifications  1-5 Days  Experienced Instructors

The PADI System of diver education is designed to keep you diving, meeting new people and experiencing new things. All of the courses we run will add to your knowledge and broaden your enjoyment of diving. All certifications are accepted world wide and we have eLearning available for most courses.

Girl Divers   

Secondary School Programmes

Have a Go  Star Courses  Teachers Zone

In our STAR Dive Courses, students can gain NZQA Unit Standards while also studying towards a PADI Dive Certification! Our "Have a Go" sessions give students a unique opportunity to experience the underwater world. Whether it is taking their first breath on Scuba in our heated pool or seeing a seahorse for the first time in its natural environment while on a snorkelling adventure, it will be an experience they will never forget.


First Aid Training   

First Aid Courses

Basic Workplace  Unit Standards   Pre-Hospital Emergency Care

First Aid Training is something every workplace needs to do so why not make it fun? Every staff member who signs up to train with us earns a FREE Discover Scuba Pool Experience for your Company! 


As a PADI 5 STAR Instructor Development Centre our instructors lead by example.
We pride ourselves on delivering top quality education and experiences.




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