PADI Courses

Here at Tech Dive NZ, we are able to teach a full range of PADI courses, from Open Water through to Divemaster and a wide range of specialities. However, unless you are specifically looking for technical instructors to deliver a particular course, we strongly suggest that you contact your local dive shop.

Generally, we only offer courses that excite us and reflect our diving passions. However, because of our extensive experience you will get far greater benefit by taking the following courses with us. Whilst the price of our courses may seem more expensive than those offered elsewhere, we can guarantee that you will not be disappointed - should you doubt this, we are more than happy to provide testimonials from previous students.


PADI Wreck Diver

The purpose of the Wreck Diver programme is to provide an introduction to basic wreck diving skills allowing the diver to make safe, limited penetration dives. The course will introduce the skills required to safely dive on wrecks and other overhead environments. You'll get to practice line laying skills, identify hazards and find suitable entry points, whilst having time to check out the history and splendour of the shipwrecks off our coastline.

Pre-requisites: Advanced Open Water
Duration: 2 days
No. of dives: 4 wreck dives
Equipment required: Standard scuba set up, two lights, reel.
Qualification limits: Penetration limited to 40m, within the daylight zone.
Cost: $500, plus boat fees paid directly to charter operator

Download Wreck Diver outline (PDF)

PADI Tec 40

The purpose of the PADI Tec 40 Diver programme is to introduce students to technical diving equipment and procedures. The course is designed to comfortably transition students from the recreational diving environment into the technical one and will introduce both the individual and team skills required to safely undertake limited decompression and other technical dives.

Pre-requisites: Advanced Open Water, Nitrox & Deep
Duration: 3 days
No. of dives: 1 confined water session, 3 open water dives
Equipment required: All PADI Tec classes have specific equipment requirements, please contact us for details.
Qualification limits: 40m, up to EANx50 for deco.
Cost: $1,000 excl. gear, $1,150 incl. gear

Download Tec 40 outline (PDF)

PADI Tec 45

The purpose of the PADI Tec 45 Diver programme is to introduce Tec 40 students to the first stages of full, technical deep decompression diving. Certified Tec 45 divers are qualified to make multistop decompression dives using EANx and oxygen for accelerated decompression.

Pre-requisites: Tec 40 & Rescue
Duration: 3 days
No. of dives: 1 confined water session, 3 open water dives
Equipment required: All PADI Tec classes have specific equipment requirements, please contact us for details.
Qualification limits: 45m, all nitrox mixes and oxygen for deco.
Cost: $1,000 excl. gear, $1,150 incl. gear

Download Tec 45 outline (PDF)

PADI Tec 50

The purpose of the PADI Tec 50 Diver programme is to build on the knowledge from the Tec 45 course and to qualify students to make full technical deep decompression dives using two separate gases for accelerated decompression.

Pre-requisites: Tec 45 & Rescue
Duration: 3 days
No. of dives: 1 confined water session, 3 open water dives
Equipment required: All PADI Tec classes have specific equipment requirements, please contact us for details.
Qualification limits: 50m, two gases for deco.
Cost: $1,000 excl. gear, $1,150 incl. gear

Download Tec 50 outline (PDF)

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