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!

If the course you would like to do is full, and you would like to be wait listed in case space becomes available or we add an extra course please email training@unidive.co.nz .

Course Dates 2019

ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 19 MarchIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 19 March5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 21 March5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 23 March10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 24 March10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 26 MarchIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 26 March5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 28 March5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 30 March10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 31 March10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 2 AprilIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 2 April5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 4 April5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 6 April10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 7 April10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 9 AprilIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 9 April5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 11 April5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 13 April10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 14 April10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 16 AprilIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 16 April5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 18 April5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 20 April10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 21 April10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 7 MayIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 7 May5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 9 May5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 11 May10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 12 May10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 21 MayIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 21 May5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 23 May5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 25 May10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 26 May10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 6 AugustIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 6 August5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 8 August5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 10 August10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 11 August10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 27 AugustIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 27 August5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Wednesday 28 August5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 31 August10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 1 September10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 17 SeptemberIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 17 September5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 19 September5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 21 September10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 22 September10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 24 SeptemberIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 24 September5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 26 September5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 28 September10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 29 September10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 15 OctoberIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 15 October4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 17 October4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 19 October10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 20 October10am-5:30pmMatakana. Return to Westhaven.
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 19 NovemberIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 19 November4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 21 November4:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 23 November10am-4pmMatakana.
OW Session 2Sunday 24 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.
    1. Find a course above that you able to attend. It is vital you are able to attend all of the sessions.
    1. Email the Training Officer (training@unidive.co.nz) to sign up to your chosen course. Make sure to include:
        1. Full Name
        1. Membership Number
        1. Desired course
      1. Mobile Number
    1. 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.
    1. Approximately one month before the course you will receive your course resources, study and complete the knowledge review before your first pool session.
  1. Attend every session of your course and work hard to pass!

Passed your open water course? Already Certified?

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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.