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Open Water Course

Learn to Dive & Get Certified

Learning to dive is one of the greatest experiences you can enjoy. 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.

Our Open Water Dive Course

The open water course is the first course needed to start your journey as a diver.

Learning to dive with Goat Island Dive and Snorkel will qualify you to dive to a depth of 18m, with a buddy, anywhere in the world.

Goat Island Dive & Snorkel is the perfect place to start your adventure under the sea. Only 1 hour north of Auckland and NO LAKE DIVING!!! Our team will make your dive course experience one that can never be forgotten. We offer exclusive, personal and Safe instruction to help you get into diving confidently. Our courses run over 3 consecutive days. This allows you to fully absorb yourself into diving, so you can get out exploring.
There is no better place to learn to dive than in New Zealand. 

We use Scuba Schools International (SSI) standards for our dive training. This allows us to give you the best training quality and allows us to incorporate New Zealand's colder diving climate into our training. The end result benefits you and gives you the best and most flexible training suited for New Zealand's waters.

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Learn to dive with instructors who are highly qualified and passionate about what they do and teach.

  • 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.


What's included?
  • All Open water dives. 

  • Study materials, wall certificate, certification and administration fees

  • All scuba diving 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 for $75.00 for the duration of the course.

  • We will also help you get into your own gear with a huge 20% off the equipment in-store when you book your course.

Course Itinerary:

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


Day 2: equipment session, Dives 1 & 2. put your new skills into practice


Day 3: Dives 3 & 4, certification. 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!



We have access to amazing dive sites just off the coast surrounding us. We believe if you're going to dive in the ocean you should learn in the ocean.

Awesome Deals on dive equipment when you sing up to learn to dive.
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"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. These will be confirmed after you have made your booking.

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 and we will send you an information pack tailored to your needs.

Enquire here


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.