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 Specialties


* 1-2 days

Try Dive


* 1 day

Discover Scuba Diving

* 1 day

Advanced Open Water Diver


* 2-4 days

Learn to dive with Abyss Dive's PADI Open-water course. Your underwater adventure starts here, with the most popular diving programme in the world, where you‘ll learn real skills for real diving. On completion of this course you will hold an internationally recognised qualification which will allow you to dive to a depth of up to 18metres. Includes E.Learning access code for online knowledge development.​




Open Water  $795

2 or more people $745

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.  You discover the new feeling of weightlessness and the exhilaration of breathing underwater. Nothing compares to the freedom and peace of scuba diving-it’s a new sensation.​​​​






​Try Dive   $80

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   $625

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. When you discover scuba diving, you discover freedom, adventure, excitement and fun. 



Discover Scuba  

$225 x 1 dive

$295 x 2 dives

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 add to your experience under the water such as Underwater Photography, Night Dive, Deep Dive etc.






Adventure Dives

Start From:  $425

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!

Abyss Dive Nelson NZ

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   $240

"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