PADI Dive Courses

At Dive Otago we pride ourselves on delivering fun courses with safety utmost in mind. We have a range of short courses from learning to dive in The PADI Open Water Course through to starting a career in The PADI Instructor Development Course. Book today!


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PADI Open Water Diver Course

Learn to Scuba Dive  4½ days  eLearning

Get your PADI scuba certification. Dive on the shipwrecks at Aromoana or breathe underwater with the worlds 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 ...

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

3 Shore Dives and 2 Boat Dives   2 DAYS  ELEARNING

The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

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PADI Specialty Courses

1 - 4 DIVES  1-2 DAYS  ELEARNING on some courses

PADI Specialty Courses are all about extending the experiences you have underwater and learning more about areas of diving you are interested in. 


PADI Rescue Diver Course 

2 DAYS & 2 Evenings  ELEARNING

“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands your knowledge about how to prevent problems and how to manage them if they occur. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

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PADI ReActivate - Scuba Refresher

 Theory and Pool Open Water Dive option  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 Divemaster Course


Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

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PADI Instructor Development Course


As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you’ll make life long friendships. It’s about life transformations—both yours and those around you.The fun part of instructor training is interacting with course participants while creating friendships that continue long after the course concludes. The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC)—





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