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All year round, we offer you the opportunity to go diving.  We know all the best local Wellington and New Zealand dive sites plus overseas destinations too. Dive sites in Wellington offer something for everyone, from easy dives to longer more challenging areas. Our dedicated staff are here to make sure you have all the gear and information for great diving.

Local Diving

Looking to get some local scuba diving experience?  Stop by the shop for advice on local diving and organise any dive gear you might need.

Our staff are knowledgeable and often we have other enthusiastic divers available wanting to fill you in on their recent diving experiences and share their knowledge as well.  We have a weather board at the door which is updated every morning, with the days conditions.  We’re happy to help you decide on where the best diving location/s might be on the day and answer any questions you have as well.

We stock a complete range of diving and scuba gear for all your equipment needs plus a rental facility.

Dive Crew Blog – Getting out scuba diving in Wellington once certified.

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Dive Crew Nights

Visit NZ Sea Adventures the first Wednesday of the month for a free and informal social gathering. There’s a BYO Barbeque, all you need to bring is your favourite BBQ food and Relax with a drink if you wish. There’s tea and coffee here plus plenty of other enthusiastic divers.

Guest Speakers! Yes that’s right, each month we have a guest speaker talking on something related to either diving or the aquatic world.  This month we have Susan Collier talking about her experiences with underwater photography.

We also present complimentary course certificates to anybody who’s completed a course. Plus, find out about exciting dive trips coming up and maybe your next dive course too.

When: First Wednesday of the month.  Arrive any time from 5pm and goes till around 9pm.

Remember to RSVP, especially if you are due a course certificate: nzsa@scubadiving.co.nz

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PADI Advanced Open Water course

$300.00$459.00

Quick Description:

  1. eLearning online study (about 8 hours)
  2. 5 x Training and Experience Dives
  3. Dive Crew Night’s: FREE!

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Scheduled Courses:
  • 27th and 28th of February
  • 27th and 28th of March possible
  • 1st and 2nd of May

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EXPLORE MORE…    PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Exploration, Excitement and Experiences are what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so new and experienced Open Water Divers can sign up straight away! The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build scuba skills to become safer and more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives while under the supervision of a PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learnt and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new dive activities and ways to have fun scuba diving. You will complete 5 different types of dives to build your confidence and develop your dive skills.  The dives are Deep, Underwater Navigation, Peak Performance Buoyancy – and your choice of Underwater Naturalist, Fish Identification, Wreck (weather dependant), Enriched Air *, Underwater Photography or Night during winter. Complete the theory online at your convenience, then join us for a weekends diving.  After the 5 dives over the weekend you will qualify as an Advanced Open Water Diver. This is the minimum requirement for a lot of our dive adventures and prerequisite for the PADI Rescue Diver course.  Additional costs apply for Enriched Air Fills.

PADI Advanced Open Water Course Outline

  1. Digital theory – Advanced Open Water eLearning course (about 8 hrs)
  2. A Full weekend of Scuba Diving! – Five Adventure dives; Navigation, Deep, Buoyancy, and your choice of Naturalist, Fish ID, Photography, Enriched Air*, Wreck (weather dependant) or Night during winter.  *Additional charges apply for Enriched Air Fills.
  3. Crew Night – First Wednesday of each month, celebrate and collect a Certificate!

Pre-requisites

Certified PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent diver rating and medically fit to dive (see below).

What to bring

Cost

  • Full Course Fee: $459 (or $429 within two months of your Open Water Diver course with us).
Includes; PADI eLearning course and Five Training/Experience Dives.
  • Book your Advanced Open Water course within two calendar months of completing your Open Water Diver course at New Zealand Sea Adventures for $30 off the Course Fee and half price gear hire.
  • Some dives require specialised equipment. We have a great range in store and offer 10% off any dive gear bought for your course. Our Gear Packages are a great option also.

Adventure Diver option

If you are limited by time, try the Adventure Diver Programme.  Just three dives in one day for $150 (does not include the completed eLearning sections required).  Just two more Adventure Dives within 12 months will complete your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

Booking your PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Course bookings can be made in-store, via email, online or over the phone with a valid credit card.  Minimum $300 deposit (covers booking and eLearning course) with your full name, date of birth, a valid email address and phone number. Deposits are transferable to another person but not refundable. eLearning courses, once redeemed, cannot be transferred. Special programmes available by arrangement, conditions apply.

Want your course a little cheaper?

For any new customer (someone who has not yet taken a course with New Zealand Sea Adventures) you get on one of our dive courses you receive $20 off the practical section of your course.

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Diving and courses for Advanced Open Water Divers

  • Local Diving and Dive Trip Adventures; It’s a good idea to keep diving regularly especially in the weeks following your course.  Join in Saturdays and Sundays for weekend diving.  Just call or email to find out what diving is available.  Advanced Open Water is also the pre-requisite for the Dive Trips, explore a vast range of National and International destinations as one of the Dive Crew..
  • Rescue Diver course;  As a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver you can extend your dive safety knowledge, self rescue skills and develop diver rescue techniques.  There is also a First Aid requirement we offer at a special rate when done in conjunction with the Rescue Diver course.
  • As a certified PADI Advanced Open Water diver you can take the following Specialty Diver courses alongside those available to non-divers and Open Water Divers; Deep Diver  –  Search and Recovery  –  Wreck Diver

Conquer the Underwater World with PADI Specialty Courses.

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PADI Rescue Diver course

$150.00$499.00

Quick Description:

  1. PADI Rescue Diver eLearning online study (approx 8 hrs)
  2. In-Water Sections (2 Days)
  3. Dive Crew Night’s: FREE!

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Entry Requirements: 

Scheduled Courses:

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  • 13th and 14th of March

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Description

These words probably best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned during your diving to date, this course expands your knowledge and prepares you to deal with any problems you may encounter, on and under the water.

The Rescue Diver course is the perfect opportunity for you to develop your personal self-rescue dive skills, help tired divers, administer first aid and rescue distressed divers, under the guidance of your PADI Instructor.

During the online theory you’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor.  After you have completed the Rescue Diver theory online, you come in and spend a weekend with us practicing the skills and concepts you learnt about, first in the pool then out in the ocean in progressively more challenging situations.  We also take you through the Medic First Aid practical if you don’t already have a first aid and CPR certificate.

The Rescue Diver will start you looking differently at diving, being more aware of the divers around you as well your own safety and dive gear.  It is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Rating (the most prestigious recreational rating) as well as the Divemaster programme (the first step in the professional dive ratings).  It is commonly viewed as the most important dive course people take.

Another step closer to PADI Master Scuba Diver….

PADI Rescue Diver Course Outline

  1. Digital Theory – PADI Rescue Diver eLearning or tablet course (about 11 hours)
  2. Full Weekend – Practical rescue skills and scenarios in the pool and open water
  3. Come to Crew Night and collect your certificate

Rescue Diver Course Pre-requisites

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification or Adventure Diver with Navigation (or qualifying certification from another agency)
  • 12 Years of age or older

What to Bring

  • Diver Medical | Participant Questionnaire (completed in the last 12 months) and medical clearance if required.
  • Your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver card or Adventure Diver with Navigation
  • Your eLearning completion form
  • First Aid & CPR certificate (can be taught in conjunction with the course)
  • Swimming costume and towel, plus your dive gear.  Hire gear available as needed.

Costs

  • Full Course Fee: $499 (book with a friend and get $20 off!)

Includes; PADI eLearning Course and Rescue Diver Quick Review & Practical Sections.

  • If you need a First Aid & CPR certificate, the Medic First Aid course, run in

with the Rescue Diver Course:  $150 (normally $185)

When

  • Course times are 8.30am to approximately 4:30pm. Courses are normally once every 3 months through-out the year or by demand.
  • One-off mid-week courses by arrangement, conditions apply.

Booking your PADI Rescue Diver Course

Our PADI Rescue Diver Courses are run regularly in Wellington throughout the year to your preference.  Check the Dive Crew Calendar for scheduled courses and contact us for the course you’d like to join.  One-off courses other than those scheduled can be arranged by appointment if preferred.  Conditions apply.

Course bookings can be made in-store, via email, online or over the phone with a valid credit card.  Minimum $300 deposit (covers booking and eLearning course) with your full name, date of birth, a valid email address and phone number.

Deposits are transferable to another person but not refundable. eLearning courses, once redeemed, cannot be transferred.

Download Course Information

Want your course a little cheaper?

For any new customer (someone who has not yet taken a course with New Zealand Sea Adventures) you get on one of our dive courses you receive $20 off the practical section of your course.

Additional information

Course Fees

Deposit, Full Course Fee, Medic First Aid Add-On

Sidemount (Recreational & Technical)

$450.00

The greatest open circuit configuration for both easy set-up and diving.  Extra bottom time with two tanks.  No need to carry them on your back.

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Description

Sidemount diving has been around for decades in the cave diving world, but only just recently has it become mainstream to the general SCUBA market. Rebreather divers are Sidemounting bailout bottles to get them away from an already cluttered chest. Backmount technical divers are Sidemounting stage bottles for greater efficiency and streamlining in the water. Divers who previously could not carry heavy twin tanks, such as small women or divers with back problems, are now able to perform technical dives due to the ease of carrying Sidemount tanks to the water and donning the tanks in-water versus on land.  It is also popular in recreational diving with the option of single tank Sidemount or taking two smaller cylinders to spread the weight and to provide a redundant system.

We teach Sidemount diving at New Zealand Sea Adventures and love the freer feel in the water and the ease of getting in and out compared to twins and diving larger singles off the boat.  We stock Dive Rite Nomads which are a great BCD, that is flexible enough to be used with traditional back mounted tanks, Sidemount, twin tanks, and Rebreathers.  Starting from $1399 incorporating a harness and wing, it is the BCD that will stay with you no matter where your diving takes you.

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SDI Recreational Sidemount Diver

Have the freedom of movement you enjoy while snorkeling underwater! Learn to dive with your tank beside you instead of on your back and you will instantly see why Recreational Sidemount diving is the fastest growing type of diving today!

Why take the SDI Recreational Sidemount course?

Putting your cylinders on in the water provides a good rest for your back as your cylinders will be near to weightless once they are in the water. For those of you looking at getting into tech diving into the future, diving Sidemount is an economical, comfortable and back-friendly way to get started. Sidemount diving is one of the fastest growing ways of diving and once you try it you will instantly see why, you have the freedom of movement you enjoy while Snorkelling but you are scuba diving.

What’s involved in the course?

The course will teach you how to set-up Sidemount gear, adjust your trim for perfect control underwater and clip on tanks in the water as well as out of it. You will then look at finning techniques, buoyancy control and streamlining underwater. We complete 2 ocean dives to get used to the gear, practicing 1 and 2 tank diving and emergency drills in Sidemount gear.

Who can take the SDI Sidemount course?

To take the course you must be an Open Water Diver and 18 years of age.

When does the course run?

The course takes two days, and we can run this program all year round.

Where does the course run?

Complete theory at our Mana Dive Centre near Porirua, Wellington then to one of the many local dive sites for the two dives.

How do I sign up?

Register easily online, in store, by phone or email.  Remember to let us know when you would like to do the course.

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PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty

Enjoy the freedom of no cylinder on your back – but double your usual air supply! Learn to dive with your tanks beside you instead of on your back and you will instantly see why Sidemount Diving is the fastest growing type of diving today!

Why take the PADI Sidemount course?

Putting your cylinders on in the water provides a good rest for your back as your cylinders will be near to weightless once they are in the water. For those of you looking at getting into tech diving into the future, diving Sidemount is an economical, comfortable and back-friendly way to get started. Sidemount diving is one of the fastest growing ways of diving and once you try it you will instantly see why, you have the freedom of movement you enjoy while Snorkelling but you are scuba diving.

What’s involved in the course?

The course will teach you how to set-up Sidemount gear, adjust your trim for perfect control underwater and clip on tanks in the water as well as out of it. You will then look at fining techniques, buoyancy control and streamlining underwater. We complete 3 ocean dives to get used to the gear, practicing 1 and 2 tank diving and emergency drills in Sidemount gear.

Who can take the PADI Sidemount course?

To take the course you must be an Open Water Diver and at least 15 years of age.

When does the course run?

The course takes three days, and we can run this program all year round.

Where does the course run?

Complete theory and pool sessions at our Mana Dive Centre near Porirua, Wellington then out to one of the many local dive sites for three dives.

How do I sign up?

Register easily online, in store, by phone or email.  Remember to let us know when you would like to do the course.

Yes, this Specialty course counts towards your 

PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

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TDI Technical Sidemount Course

Once you have experienced recreational side-mount, you will easily understand the application to technical diving. Technical diving is exceeding the recreational limits of depth or time or both. To do that you will need to carry more cylinders. The Tech Sidemount course will show you how to do this.

Why take the TDI Technical Side-Mount course?

The average Technical open circuit diver will carry a minimum of four cylinders, two mounted on the back and one slung either side (or both on one side). This is a serious weight to carry to the waters edge and can place considerable out-of-water strain on a divers body. Putting your cylinders on one by one in the water provides a good rest for your back as your cylinders will be near to weightless once they are in the water.

Shutting down a malfunctioning back-mounted regulator is a challenge but doing the same with a side-mounted regulator is simple and fast.

What’s involved in the course?

The course allows you to use side-mounted cylinders while either certifying on just this course or learning to use this system while certifying on TDI courses such as Decompression Procedures and Extended range. Gas used may range from air, Nitrox or Trimix depending on the course being attended and your certification.

The course involves 3 sea dives to practice gear configuration during multiple tank diving and emergency drills in technical Sidemount gear. Additional dives will be required for further certification.

Who can take the TDI Sidemount course?

To take the course you must be an Open Water Diver and at least 18 years of age.

When does the course run?

The course takes two days, and we can run this program all year round. Additional days will be required for further certification.

Where does the course run?

Complete theory at our Mana Dive Centre near, Wellington then to one of the many local dive sites for the three dives.

How do I sign up?

Register easily online, in store, by phone or email.  Remember to let us know when you would like to do the course.

Additional information

Course Fees

PADI Recreational Sidemount, SDI Recreational Sidemount, TDI Technical Sidemount

KISS Classic mCCR

$9,054.00

Since the introduction of the first production model in 1999, the KISS Classic mCCR has earned a reputation as the most durable, reliable and easiest to maintain closed circuit rebreather on the market. Due to its ability to be used in harsh, and extremely remote locations – which have included some of the deepest cave systems in the world – it has also obtained status as a true expedition-grade rebreather.

It was called the Classic for its simple straightforward configuration, with the rebreather’s head and scrubber centrally positioned on the diver’s back and flanked by the unit’s oxygen and diluent supply on either side. This layout follows that of the majority of rebreathers built today. The most outward differences between the KISS system and other non-military rebreather of the era was that the Classic’s two counter-lungs were back mounted instead of being mounted over the shoulder. For further information please contact us and we will be happy to talk over the kiss classic with you and possible finance options.

Training required and not in purchase price.  Price is indicative only.

Does not include: Cylinders and Valves, Off-board Assembly, Wing or Harness/Plate

Description

Since the introduction of the first production model in 1999, the KISS Classic mCCR has earned a reputation as the most durable, reliable and easiest to maintain closed circuit rebreather on the market. Due to its ability to be used in harsh, and extremely remote locations – which have included some of the deepest cave systems in the world – it has also obtained status as a true expedition-grade rebreather.

It was called the Classic for its simple straightforward configuration, with the rebreather’s head and scrubber centrally positioned on the diver’s back and flanked by the unit’s oxygen and diluent supply on either side. This layout follows that of the majority of rebreathers built today. The most outward differences between the KISS system and other non-military rebreather of the era was that the Classic’s two counter-lungs were back mounted instead of being mounted over the shoulder. For further information please contact us and we will be happy to talk over the kiss classic with you and possible finance options.

Training required and not in purchase price.  Price is indicative only.

Does not include: Cylinders and Valves, Off-board Assembly, Wing or Harness/Plate

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Kiss