Open Water

Want to Learn to Dive? AUUC offers an Open Water course with NZ Diving and SDI. The SDI 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 and exam
  • Two pool sessions
  • Two days of open water diving (a full weekend)

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 $400, which includes all the gear you need, you won’t find a more affordable price!

Course Dates

ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 4 AprilIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 4 April5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 6 April5:30pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 8 AprilAll Day - meet at 8:30amNZ Diving - Warkworth
OW Session 2Sunday 9 AprilAll Day - meet at 8:30amNZ Diving - Warkworth
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 18 AprilIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 18 April5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 20 April5:30pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 22 AprilAll Day - meet at 8:30amNZ Diving - Warkworth
OW Session 2Sunday 23 AprilAll Day - meet at 8:30amNZ Diving - Warkworth
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 26 AprilIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 26 April5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 27 April5:30pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 29 AprilAll Day - meet at 8:30amNZ Diving - Warkworth
OW Session 2Sunday 30 AprilAll Day - meet at 8:30amNZ Diving - Warkworth
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 9 MayIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 9 May5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 11 May5:30pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 13 MayAll Day - meet at 8:30amNZ Diving - Warkworth
OW Session 2Sunday 14 MayAll Day - meet at 8:30amNZ Diving - Warkworth
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 23 MayIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 23 May5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 25 May5:30pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 27 MayAll Day - meet at 8:30amNZ Diving - Warkworth
OW Session 2Sunday 28 MayAll Day - meet at 8:30amNZ Diving - Warkworth
ActivityDateTimeLocation
Online TheoryBefore 4 JulyIn own timeAt home
Pool Session 1Tuesday 4 July5:00pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
Pool Session 2Thursday 6 July5:30pm - 9pmOlympic Pools - Newmarket
OW Session 1Saturday 8 JulyAll Day - meet at 8:30amNZ Diving - Warkworth
OW Session 2Sunday 9 JulyAll Day - meet at 8:30amNZ Diving - Warkworth

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.