School Programme

At Dive Otago we pride ourselves on delivering fun courses with safety utmost in mind. We have a range of short courses from snorkelling through to Instructor Level. Book online today!


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STAR Scuba Diving Courses

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In our Star Dive Courses, students will gain NZQA Unit Standards while also studying towards a PADI Dive Certification! These courses give students a taster of our Tertiary Career Programmes as well as teaching a wide range of other life skills including responsibility, teamwork, physiology, physics, ecology, self-reliance, advanced navigation, weather interpretation, boating and marine biology.

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Have a Go for School Students

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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, it will be an experience they will never forget.

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Teachers Zone

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All the information you need to book students on to experiences and courses they will never forget. We get many ex-students our the STAR programmes go onto complete career courses either Full-Time or Part-Time after they finish their secondary education.  

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Dive Otago provides our students with an extraordinary opportunity. Our young students all return to school positive and excited about the experience they have had. The photographs that come back with the students are enlightening and we use them in our school newsletter or the community newspaper. The staff are very helpful and understanding with any enrolment problems that arise, making the enrolment process easy.



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


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    If you have never tried scuba diving before it is very natural to have a few questions. Underwater everything is a little different, the way we move, how we breathe, how we see and what we see.

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    Dunedin Dive Sites offer a huge variety for all experience Levels

    Explore our interactive map of the area, download info sheets and advice about diving in and around Otago. 

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    Shop online

    Explore our online shop or give us a bell and we will happily give you advice on any product. 

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    Explore all of the courses we have on offer at Dive Otago 

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    Workplace First Aid Training

    Get you basic first aid certification here at Dive Otago and recieve a Free Discover Scuba Diving Voucher worth $40!  

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    Learning to dives is easier, cheeper and more rewarding than you think.  So check out this list of ten great reason this year could be your year to learn to dive.

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