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Get Qualified

The basic autonomous diver qualification, your OW will allow you to dive with a buddy to a maximum depth of 18m.

Internationally recognized and the best fun you'll ever have in a wetsuit.

Open Water Diver: Welcome


Your underwater adventure starts here, with Go Dive Pacific. You‘ll learn real skills for real diving on the inshore  reefs and wrecks of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. 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, all while under the guidance of our very experienced SSI Instructors and Divemasters. You will also become an automatic member of our Dive Club, which will give you very affordable diving beyond training. Learning to dive should be fun and that is exactly what you will have when learning to dive with Go Dive Pacific. Day one starts off in the pool learning the necessary skill sets to be a confident open-water diver, then four dives over two or more days of diving in the ocean, both off the beach and our dive boats. 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 elearning, 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.



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 if you choose the O/W Plus option. 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 the optional 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 just don’t get the opportunity to visit due to its remote location and private access. On successful completion of  your open-water course you will become a member of the Go Dive Club, being a member gives you up to 50% off any locally based  trips run by Go Dive Pacific and free Scuba rental for the first year of membership on all Go Dive club dives.



Reservations: Book in advance to make sure we're available on your preferred dates.
Minimum Experience Rating: Just be comfortable in the water
Course Includes: Tanks, weights and all gear minus mask, snorkel and fins.
Number of dives: Four dives, if conditions allow then the last two can be on top of the Mikhail Lermontov Wreck.
What to bring: Warm clothes, hat, sunscreen.

Diver Medical: Please print out and fill out this medical form and bring to your course. If you have any questions please ask.



Includes two nights accommodation at our diving lodge in Port Gore, along with tanks, weights, meals and all gear, minus mask snorkel and fins.

Make the most of your stay at our Dive Lodge and stay an extra day for two extra dives on the Mikhail Lermontov, one of the worlds best wreck dives  for only $250.00 extra



Based out of Picton we do 2 shore dives and 2 boat dives. Tanks, weights and all gear minus mask, snorkel and fins included. (*two or more persons)

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