Freedive, SCUBA and Spearfishing, we have it covered at

DIVE NOW, Whangarei's largest dedicated dive store. 

 

We are proud to be one of New Zealand's premier dive training, retail and servicing facilities.  Learning to dive with us means instruction and equipment of the highest standard.  All of our servicing of regulators, BCD's and cylinders is completed on-site.

We love being underwater ... if we are not in the shop, we are probably diving, either training divers or having fun taking photos, making videos, collecting seafood or just happy being wet exploring a reef or a wreck.

With our on-site pool, with full changing facilities, not only is your comfort and convenience assured when you are training with us, if you are shopping you can try out new equipment before you commit to buying.  Our staff and instructors have an extensive knowledge of diving, the marine environment and, of course, diver safety.

In store we stock what we believe to be the best freedive and scuba equipment available by some of the biggest and most-trusted brands - Apeks, Aqualung, Beuchat, Fourth Element, Light & Motion, Mares, OMS, Rob Allen, Scubapro and Shearwater. We have access to many more brands, so if there's something specific you want, just ask us.

Situated in Whangarei, Northland, where we are lucky enough to have a healthy harbour and stunning coastline on our door step.   We are 30 minutes' drive from Tutukaka, the gateway to the beautiful Poor Knights Islands - rated by Jacques Cousteau as one of the world's top ten diving destinations - while 60 minutes' drive will have you in the Bay of Islands, known for its undeveloped beaches and game fishing.  We are proud to offer you the opportunity to discover what we have made a part of our lives!

Dive Now is owned by local girl Jamie-Lee, who is a born and bred Whangarei Girl, (Whangarei Girls High) and Simon from London, UK who has always had the travel bug and finally made it to New Zealand in 2011.  Since then almost every second weekend has been spent in Whangarei either with family or diving the Poor Knights, Bay of Islands and other local Northland dive spots.  In March 2018, the oppertunity to take over and improve Whangarei's oldest dedicated dive store came up.  Since then we have been dedicated to making it into the one stop shop for dive.

PADI Rescue Diver Course $499

Rewarding and Fun

Rewarding and fun best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course gives you valuable hands-on experience in emergency management, problem solving and prevention. You’ll learn to perform diver assists and rescues, manage dive accident scenarios and render first aid.

These are the skills that can make all the difference in the unlikely event of an underwater emergency. Although challenging, many divers say this is the best course they've ever undertaken.

We understand you have a busy lifestyle and your leisure time is important to you so we will be moving to "eLearning", on-line study that you can do on your Laptop or Tablet device in your own time.    The theory part must be completed before we begin the in-water training.

Unresponsive PADI Rescue Diver

What you will learn on the course:

  • Self Rescue
  • How to identify a potential problem and reacting before it becomes unsafe
  • Recognising and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers
  • Dive accident scanarios

Cost: $699 | 2 days | Includes a trip to the Poor Knights Islands

Cost includes all PADI training, certification and study materials. Any specialist equipment will be provided for the duration of the course.

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Openwater Diver or equivalent
  • Minimum 12 years of age for Junior Rating
  • Recent diving experience or a refresher session in our pool

Before you start the course:

  • You must read the PADI Rescue Diver manual and complete the Knowledge Reviews.  You'll be pleased to know that there is no Final Exam on this course.
  • You have to fill out a medical questionnaire to check whether you are fit to dive.
  • Ideally you'll train using your own equipment but all equipment can be provided free of charge if necessary.

Transportation is not provided by Dive Now Whangarei, but we do our best to help organise car pooling to the dive sites.