PADI Wreck Specialty

Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past.

Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life.

The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.

PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course $295

NEXT COURSE DATES: 17/18 October 2015

What You Learn

  • Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards
  • How to research and learn the background of your favorite wrecks
  • Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
  • Experience in planning, organising and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

The Learning Materials You Need

Prepare for the exciting –and specialised- world of wreck diving with PADI’s Wreck Diver crewpak. Preview the skills you’ll practice during your open water dives, become familiar with wreck diving etiquette, and take in breath-taking images from wreck diving hotspots around the world.

All of the materials, one theory session, 4 training dives and certification are included in your course fee. Boat fees and equipment rental are not included.


To enroll in the PADI Wreck Diver course, you must

  • Be 15 years or older
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation) due to the depths of the wrecks we are potentially using

The Fun Part

The fun part of the PADI Wreck Diver course is visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries and starting to gain the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others overlook.

Sometimes, only the trained, experienced eye recognizes that a small hole or open door likely caused the vessel’s demise.

Take a look through the gallery below at some of the photographs we have all taken of not only New Zealand’s shipwrecks, but many of the wrecks to be found around the world.

Learn to Dive with Global Dive

If you want to learn to scuba dive, the first step is to do a PADI Open Water Diver course.icon-cold-left Within a few days, you can be enjoying the underwater world.

We run Open Water dive courses in central Auckland year round. Our courses are run in small groups – Maximum 6 students, giving plenty of time with your instructor, allowing you to become comfortable with diving concepts and to master the necessary skills as an Open Water Diver.

There are two course options to choose from:

Option 1 – Group PADI Open Water course

Training is conducted over a series of classroom and pool sessions, followed by your four open water dives (see our course timetable below).

It is important that as part of your training you dive in a variety of dive conditions. Once certified there are many options as to where you can dive.  This is why we conduct two of your open water dives in fresh water (in a local lake) and two in salt water (at a local marine reserve).

The price of this course is $549.

All of your scuba equipment is supplied, but you will need to supply your own snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins and boots). We have packages for mask, snorkel, fins and boots for students enrolled on this course or you can hire them for the duration of your course for just $50 (which you can then use as a deposit if you decide to get your own)!

The theory part of your open water course is online, so you can study at your own pace in your own time and join us for the pool and open water dives.

For more information on eLearning – click here

Option 2 – Private PADI Open Water course

If you would prefer to do a private course with your own instructor we can put together a customised training programme to suit your schedule.

  1. Fully private course – private instruction with two of your open water dives conducted in a local lake and two at a local marine reserve  – NZ$1,299 for 1 person, NZ$749 each for 2-3 people, or NZ$649 each for 4 or more people. If you prefer we can also run this course off your own boat.
  2. A part private/part group course – private instruction for your theory and pool sessions and then group instruction for your open water dives. Note that in order to do this option the timing of your open water dives must coincide with our group dive course schedule – NZ$699 for 1-3 people, or NZ$599 for 4 or more people

On completion of your course you will graduate with an internationally recognised PADI Open Water Diver qualification that will enable you to dive the world over.

Before booking any learn to dive course, make sure you have the following questions (on our Frequently Asked Questions page), answered.

Not sure if a full-blown course is for you? Come down to the pool and try scuba with one of our instructors.

Stop putting it off – you know you want to do it!  

Contact us NOW!!!

Why learn to dive with Global Dive?

Open Water Course details

Theory sessions Auckland – Global Dive, 132 Beaumont Street, Westhaven
Pool sessions Auckland – Newmarket Olympic Pool
Dive location Lake Pupuke and Goat Island Marine Reserve
Note: dive locations may change if weather is not suitable
Course schedule
  • Saturday 9am–5pm – Global Dive shop – Theory & Newmarket pool – confined water skills
  • Tuesday 5.30pm–9.30pm – Newmarket Pool – confined water skills
  • Thursday 5.30pm-9.30pm – Newmarket Pool – confined water skills
  • Saturday and Sunday – 9am-5pm– open water dives
Price $549
Discount off equipment if you buy a mask, snorkel, fin and boot set from Global Dive 15%. Other gear packages available for students enrolled on this course.
What’s included? Course price includes your manual, tuition, scuba unit, wetsuit, and certification fees.
What you need to supply Please bring with you:

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins & boots)
  • Your completed diving medical if required – see below
  • Transport – we can help with car pooling if you don’t have your own

Course timetable

Course start date Pool and Theory sessions Diving
3 October 2015 Sat 3 October 9am-5pm
Tues 6 October
Thurs 8 October 5.30pm-9.30pm
Sat 10 and Sun 11 October – 9am-5pm
5 October 2015
School Holidays course
Mon 5 October 9am-5pm
Tues 6 October 9am-5pm
Wed 7 October 9am-5pm
Thurs 8 and Fri 9 October – 9am – 5pm
17 October 2015 Sat 17 October 9am-5pm
Tues 20 October
Thurs 22 October 5.30pm-9.30pm
Sat 24 and Sun 25 October – 9am-5pm
31 October 2015 Sat 31 October 9am-5pm
Tues 3 November
Thurs 5 November 5.30pm-9.30pm
Sat 7 and Sun 8 November- 9am-5pm
14 November 2015 Sat 14 November 9am-5pm
Tues 17 November
Thurs 19 November 5.30pm-9.30pm
Sat 21 and Sun 22 November- 9am-5pm
28 November 2015 Sat 28 November 9am-5pm
Tues 1 December
Thurs 3 December 5.30pm-9.30pm
Sat 5 and Sun 6 December- 9am-5pm
12 December 2015 Sat 12 December 9am-5pm
Tues 15 December
Thurs 17 December 5.30pm-9.30pm
Sat 19 and Sun 20 December- 9am-5pm

Booking conditions

  1. To book on to a dive course we ask for a $200 deposit. We also need your contact details.
  2. Your deposit is non-refundable unless you fail your medical AND give us sufficient notice (see below).
  3. The balance of your course is due when you start your dive course.
  4. You must complete a dive medical statement before you redeem your OW manual code.  This may indicate the need for you to complete a dive medical by a physician prior to any in water training. It does not need to be from a New Zealand based physician, but must be on the prescribed diving medical form – which can be downloaded by clicking here-  PADI Medical Statement.
  5. If after booking your dive course and paying your deposit you fail a dive medical (i.e. you are found to have a medical condition that will prevent you from diving) then we will happily provide you with a refund, but you must do this prior to redeeming your OW manual code and give us at least 5 days notice prior to the scheduled start of your dive course and provide us with a copy of your physician’s medical statement. Once you redeem your OW code, or if you advise us less than 5 days before the start of your dive course, we are unable to provide refunds for failed medicals or other reasons.
  6. If you miss a session or are late for your course you may need to do a catch-up session. Extra charges may apply.
  7. If after you have booked or started a course you need to change your course dates, please speak with us as early as possible so we can try and accommodate your request.

Recreational Dive Courses

Shearwater Petrel 2 Dive Computer

shearwater petrel 2

The Shearwater Petrel 2 is an evolution of the Petrel and Predator before that. We are massive fans of this computer, with most of the Global Dive team using Shearwater computers for all our diving. The new Petrel 2 adds a tilt compensating Digital Compass to the regular Petrel. What really sets this computer apart from the rest is the fact that it can be used for many different diving situations, from Recreational open circuit, with its large clear display, through to trimix open circuit with greater flexibility and then CCR modes for Rebreather divers. This range of uses means this really is the only computer you will ever need to own. The rugged design has been proven in some of the harshest environments in the world, with huge reliability gaining divers trust. The Petrel runs on a user changeable AA battery, you can choose to use standard alkalines, lithiums or rechargeable batteries. The display is what usually impresses people initially, the High resolution colour display is highly customisable. It is easy to read underwater, especially for divers with deteriorating near sightedness. The Shearwater User Interface has been describes as a revelation!! It is easy to use, with menus laid out in a straight forward, common sense manner. Light years ahead of many computers still on the market, whos users do not use half of their features as they are simply too difficult to use. The Petrel has Bluetooth Integration, allowing software upgrades to be done with ease, plus your logbook can be downloaded to the desktop software or Tablet application. The Petrel 2 is available is 2 versions, the Stand Alone (SA) and External (Ext) versions. The EXT just adds the option of an external Fischer connector so rebreather divers can monitor their rebreather sensors via their displays. The Petrel 2 is currently in stock at $1399 incl GST for the SA and $2130 for the EXT model. The Best technical dive computer in the world just got better again!

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Victory Knives

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Light & Motion Sidekick

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