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!

Please note that all our courses are subject to minimum numbers and the weather for the open water dive days (sometimes need to postpone) – we would refund you if the course is cancelled though.

Course Dates 2020

ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 10 MarchIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 10 March4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 12 March4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 14 March10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 15 March10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 17 MarchIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 17 March4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 19 March4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 21 March10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 22 March10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 24 MarchIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 24 March4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 26 March4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 28 March10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 29 March10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 31 MarchIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 31 March4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 2 April4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 4 April10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 5 April10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 28 AprilIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 28 April4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 30 April4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 2 May10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 3 May10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 12 MayIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 12 May4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 14 May4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 16 May10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 17 May10am-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.
    Find a course above that you able to attend. It is vital you are able to attend all of the sessions.
  2. Ideally contact us through Facebook to sign up to your chosen course. Make sure to include:
    1. Full Name
    2. Membership Number
    3. Desired course
    4. Mobile Number
  3. 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.
  4. Approximately one month before the course you will receive your course resources, study and complete the knowledge review before your first pool session.
  5. 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.