Teachers Zone

At Dive Otago we strive to create unique experiences for students that will create memories that will last a lifetime. We understand the logistics of co-ordinating large groups and focus on making the teachers job as easy as possible so this can be a great experience for everyone! 

School Programme Brochure

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Courses we offer


   Course Duration NZQA Credits Price ex GST Book Now
  PADI Open Water Diver Course 5 Days 11 Credits (Level 3) $475 Book Now
  PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course 2 Days 11 Credits (Level 3) $375 Book Now
  Discover Snorkelling (Pool and Ocean) 2.5 days 2 Credits (Level 2)  $65 Book Now
  Discover Scuba Diving 2 hrs n/a  $17 Book Now
  Discover Snorkelling (Pool) 1.5 Hrs n/a  $13 Book Now






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.



Helen-May Burgess
Gateway/ STAR Coordinator
The Catlins Area School



  • Make an Enquiry

  • STAR Scuba Courses

    Book a Group or an Individual
    RSTC Medical Forms
     (each student must have one signed by a doctor)
    Information about Dive Medicals
    Memorandums of Understanding and Agreement (to be signed by the school)

    Snorkelling Experiences

    Book a Group
    Liability forms (to be signed by students and parents)

    Discover Scuba Diving Pool Experiences

    Book a Group
    Medical and Liability forms (to be signed by students and parents)
    Please note that if a student answers yes to any of the questions they will need to get an RSTC Medical signed by a doctor.


  • Working with children is both a privilege and a responsibility.
    Therefore, in all instructional activities involving children, PADI Members will:
    • Look after the child’s health, safety and welfare.
    • Ensure appropriate supervision during all instructional activities.
    • Whenever possible, meet the child’s parents or guardians and share program goals and objectives.
    • Strive to keep parents or guardians involved and informed through verbal reports and updates as often as possible.
    • Treat children, parents or guardians with respect regardless of age, race, gender and religious affi liation.
    • Honor all commitments made to children.
    • Discuss disciplinary problems with parents or guardians.
    • Not engage in inappropriate contact with children.
    • Respect a child’s right to privacy and intrude only when health and safety demand.
    • Whenever possible, ensure two adults are with children at all times. If you suspect a child may have been abused, check with your local authorities and determine the appropriate course of action.