Open Water

Want to Learn to Dive? AUUC offers an Open Water course with Dive HQ Westhaven and PADI. The PADI Open Water course will certify you to dive up to 18m deep, with a buddy, all over the world.

The course involves:

  • Online theory learning
  • Written exam
  • Two pool sessions
  • Two days of open water diving including two shore dives and two boat dives (weather permitting)

You will need (but we can help with):

  • transport to and from the pool (Newmarket)
  • transport to the open water dives (Leigh Coast)

With a competitive rate of $399, which includes all the gear you need, you won’t find a more affordable price!

Course Dates

ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 1 AugustIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 1 August5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 3 August5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 5 August10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 6 August10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 8 AugustIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 8 August5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 10 August5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 12 August10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 13 August10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 15 AugustIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 15 August5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 17 August5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 19 August10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 20 August10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 22 AugustIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 22 August5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 24 August5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 26 August10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 27 August10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 5 SeptemberIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 5 September5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 7 September5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 9 September10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 10 September10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 12 SeptemberIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 12 September5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 14 September5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 16 September10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 17 September10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 19 SeptemberIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 19 September5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 21 September5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 23 September10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 24 September10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 26 SeptemberIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 26 September5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 28 September5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 30 September10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 1 October10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 3 OctoberIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 3 October5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 5 October5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 7 October10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 8 October10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 21 NovemberIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 21 November5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 23 November5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 25 November10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 26 November10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.

To sign up for a course:

  1. You must be a member of the Auckland University Underwater Club. If you are not yet a member, click here to join.
  2. Find a course above that you able to attend. It is vital you are able to attend all of the sessions.
  3. Email the Training Officer ([email protected]) to sign up to your chosen course. Make sure to include:
    1. Full Name
    2. Membership Number
    3. Desired course
    4. Mobile Number
  4. Your spot is not secured until your club membership and course fees have been paid, and as such, your place may be offered to someone else if you do not pay promptly. Ways to pay can be found here.
  5. Approximately one month before the course you will receive your course resources, study and complete the knowledge review before your first pool session.
  6. Attend every session of your course and work hard to pass!

Passed your open water course? Already Certified?

Come dive with us! Check out our trips list and sign up for your next adventure!

OR

Take your diving to the next level by signing up for another course to progress your diving skills. SDI Open Water leads to SDI/PADI Advanced Open Water leads to SDI/PADI Rescue Diver. There are also some great TDI courses that can teach you about decompression and nitrox diving. See what we have on offer here.