About Us

  • New Zealand Sea Adventures was established in 1990 by Tony Howell. From that point NZ Sea Adventures has grown to become the leading PADI SCUBA diving training facility in Wellington. NZ Sea Adventures was awarded the Wellington Regions first PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre rating in 2000. We have twice received prestigious awards from PADI for our ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry’ as well as individual Instructor commendations.

    We are acknowledged as being arguably the safest and most professional diver training centre in the Region. Having our own on-site dive pool allows us to take as long as necessary to ensure all our students, (open circuit, closed circuit, recreational and technical), reach the highest standards of excellence before we begin the sea dives. We focus on training to the highest standards, supplying the best dive equipment available and leading our clients on exciting New Zealand and overseas dive adventures. Safety is our number one concern.

    New Zealand Sea Adventures is Wellington’s senior Technical diver training facility. We offer TDI courses from Enriched Air/Nitrox right through to Advanced Trimix. Our courses include Diver and Instructor level training using both Scuba and Rebreathers. As an example we can train you as a recreational side-mount diver then progress you to technical side-mount diver followed by Trimix side-mount if you wish. Side-mounting is of course also used by rebreather divers.

    The ocean is our greatest life source and the most amazing place to be in. This is why NZ Sea Adventures has always helped, supported and educated our divers in ways to help our environment. We are a PADI environmental award winning Operator as we strongly believe the health of our planet is dependent on the health of our oceans.

    Our staff are friendly, passionate and excited about diving and we welcome you to come in and chat about your diving dreams. Together we will help you achieve your diving goals and aspirations.

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The Team

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    Tony Howell

    Course Director

    Tony Howell has been an active PADI Course Director since 1989. He is a very successful Instructor in his own right and has vast experience with PADI’s continuing education programmes and the Instructor Development Course (IDC) in particular. Tony is qualified to teach scuba and Tech dive courses including trimix and rebreathers. He has owned and operated New Zealand Sea Adventures Diver Training Centre in Wellington since 1990. Tony is also an Instructor trainer in: TDI, EFR,  DSAT, CMAS, SDI, MFA, MSCDB and an IANTD Instructor.

    — Tonys Portfolio

Tony dives with: S600 regulators, Shearwater computers, DiveRite Nomad harness in either the Sidemount or Backmount configuration, or a DiveRite Transpac with integrated weight system, KISS Classic CCR, DiveRite XT Monoprene fins, and an Otter Brittannic drysuit with Fourth Element under garments.

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  • Peter Baker

    Training Manager

    Peter began diving in Fiji during 2005 and took to it right away.  As with the best of us, the allure of becoming a dive instructor prevailed and in 2011 Peter left his Agricultural appointments to become a full time Dive Professional.  

    Peter has been at NZ Sea Adventures since 2012; Started as our Retail Manager and became our dedicated After Work diver doing some serious Night Diving before applying for the Training Manager role in 2015.  He is now an experienced Scuba Instructor with a true passion for providing the best scuba diving, equipment and experiences.  If you’re looking to start Scuba Diving, get dive gear advice, want to progress through your Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Specialty courses then be sure to catch him for a chat…  He’s even gotten to know a little about Rebreathers since he’s been here..?!

    Diving certifications and Achievements
    • PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty Instructor, June 2016
    • PADI Night Specialty Instructor, May 2014
    • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider, Mar 2014
    • PADI Equipment Specialty Instructor, Apr 2013
    • Atomic Aquatics and Atlantis Service Technician, Sept 2012
    • NZUA Air Filler, Jan 2012
    • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor, Oct 2011
    • Project Aware Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor, Oct 2011
    • Project Aware Specialty Instructor, Oct 2011
    • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, Oct 2011
    • EFR Instructor w/AED, Sept 2011
    • PADI Divemaster, Aug 2011

Peter Dives with: An Atlantis Quest BCD, Oceandry Bravo Drysuit with Fourth Element or Atlantis Legacy Wetsuit with Icon vest, Split fins and single lens clear silicone mask, Icon purge snorkel, Legacy dive boots and gloves, Sherwood Retractable compass, wrist mounted dive computer, Atlantis Regulators/gauges and a DiveAlert PLUS.