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Diver Training and Courses

We at Descend Scuba Diving custom our dive training to suit your confidence and goals. We train with the end result in mind, which means to lay a foundation of high skill and level of experience to prepare you for any future diving that your travel adventures may lead you to. You will be given direct, personal attention and have heaps of Kiwi style fun. Our philosophy on diver training starts with you!

High end, modern styled equipment is provided inclusive for all diving. We are able to offer diver training in Invercargill, Queenstown, Wanaka, Te Anau and Milford Sound.



Drysuit Training or Drysut Specialty:

Stay toasty warm and learn to dive in a drysuit in Milford Sound as part of our tours.

You can choose drysuit tuition as part of the tour or obtain your drysuit specialty qualification.


Drysuit rental and tuition: $100 extra on top of tour price

Drysuit rental and drysuit specialty: 200$ extra on top of tour price


Discover Scuba diving:

The PADI Discover Scuba Program gets you in the water straight away with no experience necessary. Enjoy the underwater realm with your personal instructor and feel the weightless sensation of scuba diving. Join our dive tours into Milford Sound.




Refresher Course:

Has it been a while and your dive skills are a bit rusty? Then a PADI refresher course is for you. Go over some skills and get your confidence back!


Open Water Course :

The PADI Open water course is where the journey begins...The first level of diver certification that gives you the skills and knowledge to become a fully qualified scuba diver. After this course you can dive anywhere in the world to a depth of 18 meters.
Includes confined water pool sessions, 4 open water dives and thorough knowledge materials / development.

$900 available on request

Advanced Open Water Course :

Following obtaining the Open Water rating is the Advanced Open Water course and we offer the real deal when it comes to fun for this certification level.
5 dives included.

Rescue Diver:

In the Rescue Diver course you learn to look beyond yourself to consider the wellbeing and safety of other divers. This course builds diver confidence and is a prerequisite towards all PADI leadership level training.
If you want to be the best diver you can be, you need to be the best buddy you can be. This course teaches that keeping cool under stressful situations requires knowledge that can prevent and minimize accidents.


Dive master :

This is your first step to become a dive professional. The PADI Dive master course teaches you the skills and knowledge required to gain employment in Dive Resorts and facilities around the world. You will be involved in learning to lead guided dives and supervise students to get a good overview of how a dive operation ticks.
On application only.