Dive All Summer. Put it on your student loan & Keep your Living Allowance
14 Nov 2023 - 21 Feb 2024

Is Summer School for me?
Studying Already?
Keep your Living Allowance
Put the fee on your exsisting Student Loan
You take 3 PADI Courses in under 12 weeks

What's included?
All dive gear hire
All Accomodation and field trips 
Transport to dive sites

First Aid Training 

Studying marine sciences or intend to? 
this is a great way 
to get you to PADI Rescue Diver

Student Loans
You can add Summer School Fees to your Student Loan & you may be entitled to Fess Free too. 

Dive All Summer

PADI Open Water Diver

Embark on a life-changing journey with the PADI Open Water Diver course. This course offers a blend of theory, practical skills development, and real diving experience. Throughout the course, you'll discover the wonders of the underwater world and develop the necessary skills to dive safely and responsibly. Whether you're seeking a new adventure or looking to improve your diving, this course is the perfect starting point.

PADI Advanced Diver

The PADI Advanced Diver program is designed to enhance your scuba diving skills and build confidence underwater. Take your diving to the next level and explore new depths with this comprehensive training program. Learn advanced techniques, navigation skills, and experience thrilling dives in different environments. Become a proficient diver and unlock new opportunities for underwater adventures.

PADI Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue Diver course is the next step for experienced divers looking to expand their knowledge and take their diving skills to the next level. This comprehensive training program focuses on developing your abilities to handle dive emergencies and provide assistance to fellow divers. From accident prevention to emergency management, you will learn essential skills such as search and recovery techniques, rescue simulations, and underwater communication. By becoming a PADI Rescue Diver, you will have the skills and knowledge to be a reliable and confident buddy in any diving situation.

First Aid

Emergency first aid training providing step-by-step instructions and real-time assistance for medical emergencies within diving and everyday life. This is a great transferable skill to have and looks awesome on your resume.

What if I told you there was a way you could go scuba diving all summer break & keep your studylink assistance and allowances going. You can. If you choose to enrol on one of our NZQA approved Certificates running this summer break.

  • NCEA Levels 1—4 Unit Standards in Diving
  • First Aid and Risk Management
  • Student loan approved programme
  • Minimum of 40 logged dives
  • Expert professional tuition
  • Field trips—including accommodation and transport
  • Real world experience within the diving industry. 
  • On site transport to and from dive sites
  • Expert equipment fittings
  • Dive Buddies!

PADI e-Learning

PADI Internationally recognised certifications: Includes all course materials for Open Water, Advanced and Rescue and First Aid


All transport from our Mount Roskill Dive Centre to all Dive sites. All transport included to Field trip dive sites. All dive boat fees inclded too.

Dive Gear

This is the only professional course we offer where all dive gear hire is included. It is recommended to have your own mask, fin, snorkel and boots for a better experience but it is not essential. We do offer our students great pay down options for any gear you wish to purchase


Accomodation and overnight field trip to a world renowned dive site out of Auckland.

Free Air

All our students are invited to use their gear on the weekend and we provide free tank hire and fills while on the course.

 It's the chance to Dive all Summer. You can use your student loan and your living allowances continue over the summer

Course Costs

Domestic: $5539.00 International: $9053.12

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Course Structure

4- Days a week 3 days diving 1 day classroom Tues-Friday 9am-5pm Some days will finish earlier or later

  • Dive HQ Auckland, Academy of Scuba, 50A Frost Road, Mount Roskill, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Opposite Mount Roskill Grammar School

Contact us to make an appointment or to discuss your requirements.

Don't Miss the Boat Enrol Now!
Contact us to come for a visit and tour of the facilities
We can meet you at the weekend or mid-week
or we can just send you enrolment forms

Enrolment Form 1

This is a checklist "0800" Form. Please fill in as much as you can and send it back to us. Available in Word and as a PDF.

Enrolment Form 2

Fill in and sign and email back to us at along with the completed 0800 form medical must be filled in and signed by your Doctor.

PADI Medical Form

Fill in this form. If you have any queries please call Mike on 02102508990 and he will answer any questions you may have with your medical history. Please once filled in have the form signed by your Doctor. This is a basic safe to dive medical not a diver medical.


Studylink & Fees Free Eligible

Access financial support for your study with Studylink & Fees Free Eligible. If entitled your living allowance continues over the Summer

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We break over Christmas for two weeks then studies continue after the holidays.

Can I still work while a study with Dive HQ Auckland?

Yes, most of our students manage to hold down a part-time job through the Summer while they study. As much as possible we like you to fit in with our course planning but we can discuss any other commitments you have already at your meeting and tour of the facilities.

Do I need to be able to swim?

Yes, it is a requirement that each diver learning to dive must be able to swim 200m. At rescue diver you will be completing rescue senario with other divers. You don''t need to be a champion swimmer just comfortable in a water environment.

Can I continue to study to become a Dive Instructor with Dive HQ when Summer School Ends?

Yes, if you decide this is what you want to do for a career or you have plans to travel overseas you can join our February intake for Full Time studies to become a PADI Professional Dive Instructor.

What are the Medical Requirements?

All divers in New Zealand, require an RSTC Medical Questionnaire completed and signed off by a Doctor. We will give you this form to fill in as part of your enrolment paperwork. You self asses and then you make an appointment with your Dr to sign you off as safe to dive. If you have any questions please call us before completing the medical. 

Full Time Diploma

The Full time Diploma runs for 45 weeks and takes you to PADI Scuba Instructor. Feb and Aug intakes. Click for more info

Technical Diving

Our PADI Course Director is Passionate about technical Diving and can up skill you while you are training with us or you can book a time for a private course. Click here to find out more:

If you want to know more about Summer School, Learning to dive or joining us for our professional full time course or you just want some other information. Please fill in your details and we will get back to you. No pressure.