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

The PADI Open Water Courses are the world's most popular scuba diving courses 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:

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. Contact Wild Blue for login details (07 8477675) or email:

After you have completed your eLearning, you're ready for the confined water section. This is done locally in 1 session in a swimming pool with our instructor Dan, giving you the basic skills of scuba diving.

Open Water:
After that we head out to open water to complete your course at one of a range of sites within easy reach of Hamilton. Over two days you will complete four open water dives reviewing the skills you have mastered in the pool. With your dives complete, skills demonstrated and log book filled out you'll be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, ready to dive anywhere in the world!

Course Fee:
The cost for the Open Water Course is $649.00. (This includes rental of BCD, regs, tank wetsuit, weights, pool entry and all PADI matierals).  A Personal Package of Mask, Snorkel, Boots and Fins will need to be purchased if you do not have your own. 

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, come into our store or book online with us.
51 King Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph: 07 8477675  Email:

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