Please note: All courses are run as a group and will only go ahead if numbers allow. Individual tuition or guidance is available - but at a cost.

Scuba Diving Courses

Open Water Diver Course

* 5-15 days (weather dependant)

Adventure Diver

* 1-2 days

Advanced Open Water Diver

* 2-4 days

Try Dive

* 1 day

Discover Scuba Diving

* 1 day

Become a qualified Open Water Scuba Diver and join in the fun diving with your friends and family in the unique local waters. Gaining your qualification as an Open Water diver also enables you to dive with dive operators anywhere in the world. $50 discount off  Abyss Dive Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Open Water  $745

Discount for two or more people.

Whether you've just completed your Open Water Certification or have hundreds of logged dives, the PADI Specialty Diver programme, takes your diving to a whole new level. Choose from a number of adventures dives to ad to your experience under the water.

Adventure Dives

Start From:  $425

If you want to fine tune your skills and the addiction of diving has a hold of you, the Advanced Course is the next step. This allows you to dive deeper and be a more efficient diver. A recommended course if you are planning to head overseas. $50 discount off Abyss Dive Rescue Diver Course.

Advanced   $595

If you have always wanted to try Scuba diving and would like to experience the thrill of blowing bubbles underwater, this is a great starting option. Abyss Dive Try dive is in a controlled environment in a swimming pool. 

​Try Dive   $80


If a Try Dive excites you and you are keen to swim amongst the aquatic life in the ocean - then Discover Scuba is for you. Locations are close to Nelson city and you get to experience the thrill of blowing bubbles underwater under the guidance of an Instructor. $25 discount off Abyss Dive Open Water course.


Discover Scuba   $225

Emergency First Response


* 1 day

Rescue Diver Course

* 3-4 days

Divemaster Course

* at least 3 months

Enriched Air Course also offered. Theory completed on-line and practical completed in one day. $495


Emergency Oxygen Provider. $250

Contact us for more information!

"Challenging and rewarding" best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. A fun course where you discover and learn practical skills to last you a life time that will enhance your diving. Many divers say this is the most valuable course they have ever taken.

Rescue Diver   $695

The Dive Master course is an extensive course for those who are serious about their diving, and want to gain a qualification where they can assist instructors and gain employment opportunities doing something that they love. 

Divemaster   $2250

Taken before your Rescue Diver course, you'll learn to react to medical emergencies with confidence in the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (first aid) and/or care for Children courses.


EFR   $180

Abyss Dive Nelson NZ