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 20 FebruaryIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 20 February5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 22 February5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 24 February10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 25 February10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 6 MarchIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 6 March5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 8 March5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 10 March10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 11 March10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 13 MarchIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 13 March5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 15 March5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 17 March10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 18 March10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 20 MarchIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 20 March5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 22 March5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 24 March10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 25 March10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 10 AprilIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 10 April5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 12 April5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 14 April10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 15 April10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 1 MayIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 1 May5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 3 May5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 5 May10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 6 May10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 15 MayIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 15 May5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 17 May5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 19 May10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 20 May10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 22 MayIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 22 May5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 24 May5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 26 May10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 27 May10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 26 JuneIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 26 June5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 28 June5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 30 June10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 1 July10am-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.