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Open Water Course

Our Open Water Dive Course

Learn to dive on a course that is tailored perfectly for a busy lifestyle.

Our course is broken up into 4 parts Theory, pool Dive and Dive and run over 3 consecutive days.

3 Day schedule.

Theory - Study on your own time at your own pace with MYSSI's online digital learning platform.

Pool - Spend one day in a pool learning the skills needed to become a confident diver.

Dive and Dive - The following 2 EPIC days are spent diving the Leigh coast, putting your new skills to the test and exploring the underwater world.

Immerse yourself in our comprehensive three-day courses, carefully designed to provide you with the skills, confidence, and safety training necessary to dive to a depth of 18m, accompanied by a buddy, anywhere in the world. With Goat Island Dive and Snorkel, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest standard of instruction and personalized attention.

New Zealand's pristine waters offer an unparalleled setting for learning to dive. By adhering to the reputable Scuba Schools International (SSI) standards, we ensure that you receive the best training quality tailored to the unique diving conditions found in New Zealand. Our instructors incorporate their extensive knowledge of the local marine ecosystem, giving you a deeper understanding and appreciation for the underwater world.


Join us at Goat Island Dive and Snorkel, where you will learn from marine experts who are passionate about sharing their love for the ocean. Start your unforgettable journey as a diver today and discover the wonders that lie beneath the surface.

Open Water Cousre, Learn how to dive

"Had a great time doing my open water certification with these guys. Good gear, professional training and a good vibe all round. Winnie will make sure you know your stuff and is so pumped on diving its contagious" - Mac

Learning to dive_ Goat Islnad, Auckland, Open Water Dive Course no lake diving

This is the first step towards a journey that could well change your life! The ocean is one of the true last frontiers and learning to dive gives you the license to explore anywhere in the world.

  • Minimum age of 15 years for online bookings. If age is 10 to 14 please contact us.

  • Able to swim 200 meters and float for 10 minutes. (this can be done in any stroke)

  • Please see the medical form, if you tick yes to any of the health questions you will need to see your local physician before signing up for the course.


What's included?
  • Pool day and all Open water dives. 

  • Study materials, wall certificate, certification and administration fees

  • All hardware scuba equipment for the duration of your course. Our gear is top of the line, Learn to dive in the best gear with integrated weight systems and dive computers. 

  • You will need to bring your own Mask, Snorkel, Boots and Fins. Equipment will need to be checked by your instructor prior to diving. You can also hire this for $85.00 for the duration of the course.

  • As a students you also get 20% off the equipment in-store and online when you booking your course.Contact our team or your instructor for guidance.

Course Itinerary: Complete your course in 3 consecutive days.

Day 1: Theory, Pool/confined. Learn the skills needed to be a confident and safe diver.

Day 2: Equipment session, Ocean Dives 1 & 2. Put your new skills into practice

Day 3: Ocean Dives 3 & 4. Certification time! On your last dive, you will be able to safely plan and conduct a dive between your buddies. You will now be a certified Open Water Diver!


New Zealand's first Marine Reserve

Learn to dive in NZ's first Marine Reserve. Learn skills, and buoyancy while surrounded by fish. Start your diving journey with incredible dives.

Awesome Deals on dive equipment when you sing up to learn to dive.
Deals on
Open Water Course Diver. Scuba Course Padi Learn in modern gear no weight belts

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever"

- Jacques Cousteau -

How to book

Follow the links below to book online.

Please note that only the start date will be shown when you make your booking. Refer to the dates shown for the following dates. See Calendar below for the course dates.

Book Open Water
Pool Day
Ocean Day 1
Ocean Day 2
a Open Water
Sat 04-05-24
Sun 05-05-24
Mon 06-05-24
b Open Water
Fri 10-05-24
Sat 11-05-24
Sun 12-05-24
c Open Water
Fri 31-05-24
Sat 01-06-24
Sun 02-06-24
d Open Water
Fri 21-06-24
Sat 22-06-24
Sun 23-06-24
e Open Water
Fri 23-08-24
Sat 24-08-24
Sun 25-08-24
f Open Water
Sat 21-09-24
Sun 22-09-24
Mon 23-09-24
g Open Water
Fri 25-10-24
Sat 26-10-24
Sun 27-10-24
h Open Water
Sat 09-11-24
Sun 10-11-24
Mon 11-11-24
i Open Water
Fri 22-11-24
Sat 12-11-24
Sun 13-11-24
j Open Water
Fri 06-12-24
Sat 07-12-24
Sun 08-12-24
k Open Water
Sat 21-12-24
Sun 22-12-24
Mon 23-12-24
l Open Water
Fri 10-01-25
Sat 11-01-25
Sun 12-01-25
m Open Water
Sat 25-01-25
Sun 26-01-25
Mon 27-01-25
n Open Water
Fri 07-02-25
Sat 08-02-25
Sun 09-02-25
o Open Water
Sat 22-02-25
Sun 23-02-25
Mon 24-02-25
p Open Water
Fri 07-03-25
Sat 08-03-25
Sun 09-03-25
q Open Water
Sat 22-03-25
Sun 23-03-25
Mon 24-03-25
r Open Water
Fri 11-04-25
Sat 12-04-25
Sun 13-04-25
Private Open Water Courses:

Why not have an instructor to yourself and learn one on one. We offer personal dive courses to tailor for your busy schedule, so you can learn when it suits you. Email us with your info and any dates you would like to book. Enquire here

When booking below please note that the date chosen is the first (pool) day of the course and the following 2 days will be in the ocean.


Our Guarantee and Commitment to You
•We will give you all the information and training you need to complete this course to a safe and very high
•We will only use fully qualified professionals chosen for their professionalism and ability to teach scuba.
•If weather hampers completion of your course we will do our best to get you certified, available space permitting according to our course schedule.

Your Commitment to Us
•Please check the medical form. If you check ‘YES’ to any questions we will need your doctor's consent
that you are fit to dive. We cannot teach you to dive without this consent. This check must be done before
signing up for your course as your deposit pays for your Online Theory and is therefore non-refundable.
•Re-booking for any reason with less than a week’s notice
will incur an NZ$200 charge.
•In the event of course non-completion on the part of the student, the course cost is always

•For your safety, during your training consumption of alcohol and/or drugs is prohibited. You are
required to arrive at the required time for the duration of the course
•To avoid costly disappointment, please speak to one of our Instructors for honest guidance before buying
your equipment
•For your own safety, our company policy requires any equipment used during training to be inspected and approved by our Training Manager or Instructor.

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