Research Diver


Course Length:  1 Day/2 Dives


Current (12 months): Diver Medical |Participant Questionnaire


  • Slates
  • Fish ID charts


The PADI Research Diver Specialty course is designed to assist those wishing to assist with documenting marine organism populations in locations of special interest. Documentation may relate to Marine Reserve applications, gazette Marine Reserves, shipwrecks, historical sites, areas subject to pollution or degradation.

Why take the PADI Research Diver Specialty course?

·         Gain the knowledge of measuring and counting techniques a Research Diver may use.

·         Practice using the measuring and counting techniques.

·         Record the data gathered.

What’s involved in the course?

This course involves a knowledge development session and two open water dives using tapes, transects and quadrats. Personal cameras may be used as well.

Who can take the course?

To take this course you must be; an Open Water diver and be at least 15 years old with parental consent.

When does the course run?

All our specialties run regularly year round. Our training staff can work out an individual schedule for the specialty courses that interest you.

Where does the course run?

For the dives we head to one of the many local dive sites around the Porirua coast, Wellington harbour or Wellington south coast.

How do I sign up?

Register online above with your details, it’s that simple!  You can also come by the store or give us a call or email.  Don’t forget to let us know when you would like to do the course.

Yes, this Specialty course counts towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Additional information

Course Fees

Deposit, Full Course Fee