Open Water Scuba Diver

Take the first step in your diving career.

Your underwater adventure starts here, with the most popular diving programme in the world, where you‘ll learn real skills for real diving. On completion of this course you will hold an internationally recognized qualification which will allow you to dive to a depth of up to 18metres. As well as have completed two extra Adventure dives which can be credited to your Advanced Open-water course – all while under the guidance of our very experienced SSI/SDI/PADI Instructors and Divemasters. Learning to dive should be fun and that is exactly what you will have when learning to dive with Go Dive Pacific. We’ll have you under water on your first pool dive and maybe even your first open water dive from day one. Our instructors are trained professionals who embrace internet based or digital learning technology, this allows us more time to help you master the skills required to become a confident, safe diver capable of diving in most environments. To help you achieve this goal, we promote the use of SSI/SDI/PADI elearning, or digital formats, this will reduce the amount of classroom time and improves your understanding of diving knowledge. For those who don’t have online access or time to study online, we can provide independent learning materials as an alternative.


Frequently asked questions.....

Who Can Dive ?

Virtually anyone in good health and an appetite for adventure and excitement can dive. Participants as young as ten may take the course, but other than that there are few restrictions. A medical statement declaring you fit to dive is required prior to in water activities, a copy of this can be downloaded above.

What else is involved?

As long as you complete the independent study requirements prior to your first in-water session, the open-water course can be completed in 3 days, with an extra day to complete the optional adventure dives. However the course is performance based not time based, so you get as much time as you need to practice and master new skills prior to certification. Go Dive Pacific offers O/W plus. This includes one day in Picton learning skills in a heated pool and three days, three nights at our exclusive Dive Lodge in Port Gore where you will complete 4 open water dives off our dive boat and have the added option of two extra adventure dives on the Mikhail Lermontov wreck or local reefs. Meals and accommodation are inclusive in the package. Non diving family and friends are very welcome at the Lodge. This option not only teaches you to dive, but gives you access to a part of New Zealand most travelers just don’t get the opportunity to visit due to its remote location and private access.

Please look below to see the different packages that Go Dive Pacific offers our customers.

SSI,SDI or PADI Open-Water Plus:4 Days. Includes 3 nights accommodation with meals at our dive lodge in Port Gore, all training materails with equipment rental and an extra two adventure dives on the Mikhail Lermontov wreck.


SSI,SDI or PADI Open-water Adventure Diver Plus: 5 Days. Includes 4 nights accommodation with meals at our dive lodge in Port Gore, student materials, equipment rental and adventure dives on the Mikhail Lermontov wreck.