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Learn to Scuba dive all year round with PADI at Wild Blue

Wild Blue's PADI Open Water Course

The PADI Open Water Course is the world's most popular scuba diving course and is your first step into the adventure and enjoyment of underwater diving. Millions of people around the world have learnt to dive with PADI and it's certification is recognised internationally and qualifies you to scuba dive with a buddy to a depth of 18 metres anywhere in the world.

New Zealand has more divers per head of population than any other country in the world and its popularity here is still increasing. With so much coastline and so many great diving spots it's no wonder that so many kiwis are getting into diving.

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Feedback from the course - 
"The team at Wild Blue in Hamilton went out of their way to help me get through the online course and pool dives, so that I could do my open water dives on a recent trip to Fiji. Tania and David are really knowledgeable, experienced and friendly. The whole experience was awesome." - Pip Willoughby. May 2017

 


The PADI Open Water Diver Course consists of three main sections:

Theory:
1st stage is the PADI elearning section. For your convenience this is done by you at home in your own time, at your own pace. This is paid for online by yourself and you can then complete the course as you can fit it into your own time (Cost $196.00 NZ). Contact Wild Blue for login details (07 8477675) or email: info@wildblue.co.nz

Pool:
After you have completed your elearning, you're ready for the confined water section. This is done locally in 2 sessions in a swimming pool with our instructor David, giving you the basic skills of scuba diving.

Open Water:
After that you have a couple of choices to complete your course. We give you a referral to take to any PADI provider you choose to book the open water section yourself or we can book it for you.
There are plenty of options for doing this depending on what suits you. You could complete it in Tauranga, Auckland, Rotorua, Whakatane, New Plymouth, Tutukaka or on holiday on a tropical reef in Fiji, Rarotonga or

Course Cost:
The cost for the confined water section is $150.00. (This includes rental of BCD, regs, tank wetsuit and weights).  A Personal Package of Mask, Snorkel, Boots and Fins will need to be purchased if you do not have your own. Our starter Icon Personal Package begins at $149.00.

Meet our instructor: David Lloyd-Barker

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David has been a trainer in various subjects over the last 30 years and comes from a career in the UK military Special Forces. He has been a PADI Instructor since 2003 and has certified hundreds of students from Open Water to Divemaster level. In addition he is current and renewed Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer (EFRIT) and holds speciality instructor ratings in Navigation, Boat, Naturalist, Wreck, Deep, Photo, Night, Enriched Air (Nitrox), O2, Fish ID, Peak Performance Buoyancy & Project AWARE. He is the only person in New Zealand registered to teach via the PADI RTO system.
David believes training should be safe, fun and comprehensive to equip you for safe and enjoyable diving in any conditions.

So if you'd like to add an exciting new adventure into your life, learn to SCUBA dive and get in touch with Wild Blue today!

The first step is to email, call or come into our store and book your elearning with us.
51 King Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph: 07 8477675  Email: info@wildblue.co.nz
   
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Tuesday: 8:30 - 5:00
Wednesday: 8:30 - 5:00
Thursday: 8:30 - 5:00
Friday: 8:30 - 5:00
Saturday:  9:00 - 3:00
 
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Hamilton
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