Scuba Diving Courses

Scuba Diving Courses

Here at Buccaneer Adventures Niue Dive we strive to deliver world class scuba diving courses all the way from beginner to professional.
All of our courses are run as SSI courses delivering the highest safety standards and flexibility to tailor the course to your personal needs and the changing sea conditions. The SSI philosophy is not just to teach people to dive, but teach them to become divers!  

We guarantee small groups of no more 4 per course to maximise on Instructor-student time and safety for the duration of every course. 
Immerse yourself in Niue's amazing underwater world, explore pristine coral reefs, caverns and caves and drop-off wall diving with amazing visibility, warm water all year round, minimal currents and unique marine life.
There really is no where like us!!
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Beginner & Refresher Courses

Ever wondered what it would be like to breathe underwater like a fish, and explore what lies below the oceans surface? Whether you have never dived before or have tried it out and want to continue your adventure then Buccaneer Adventures Niue Dive can accommodate you.

Experience an amazing adventure and discover a new world while making great friends. Scuba Diving is much easier than you might think! Be ready to enjoy the challenge and dive into a new world! Scuba diving is a wonderful sport that offers everything from heart-pumping action to quiet relaxation.
Try Scuba Dive

Try Scuba Dive

Try Scuba is your chance to get wet and experience what scuba diving is all about. Signing up for a Try Scuba is a great way to decide whether getting a scuba diving certification is right for you. We know that once you come in and try it, you’ll love it!

Whats involved: 1-day course incuding some theory, a pool session and an open water up to 12 metre's deep 
Whats included in the course: All dive equipment, your dive instructor and great memories. 
Course Cost: $170.00nzd per person
Age Requirement: Minimum age is 10 years old
Is a certification received?: NO. This is not a certifying course, however you will receive a participation certificate and will be registered on the online system so you can actively participate in the SSI world.
Open Water Course

Open Water Course

The first step to becoming a certified Scuba Diver that lets you complete your theory at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. Spend more of your holiday diving rather than in a classroom.

Whats Involved: 3-day course including some theory revision and exams, pool sessions and 4 open water dives up to 18 metres deep. 
Whats included in the course: All dive equipment, your SSI dive instructor, online registration, logbook and great memories. 
Course Cost: $670.00nzd per person
Age requirements: Minimum age of 10 years old. 
Is a certification received? YES. You will receive an Open Water certification that will allow you to dive anywhere in the world up to 18 metres deep.


Refresher

Refresher

If you love diving but haven't dived in 2 years or more then you will need to complete a refresher course. This course will re-introduce you to the important scuba skills and get you comfortable and confident in the underwater world again.
 
Whats Involved: Re-introducing you to the equipment and a pool session going over the important scuba skills.
Cost: $70.00nzd per person
Course Requirement: Must have an Open water certification.
Is a certification received? No, this is not a certifying course but a program to get you confident with scuba again and will be signed off in your logbook.

Scuba Skills Update

Scuba Skills Update

If you havent dived in 5 years or more than this program is for you. Providing the  opportunity to review and practice necessary scuba skills that you learned in your original Open Water Diver after a long period of time away from the sport. 

Whats Involved: 2-day course including some theory revision, pool sessions and 2 open water dives up to 18 metres deep. 
Whats included in the course: All dive equipment, your SSI dive instructor and online certification.
Course Cost: $400.00nzd per person
Pre-requisites: Open Water certified and not dived in 5 years or more.



Specialty Courses

Enrolling in a specialty course is a great way to upgrade your skills and learn some new ones to open up a whole new world of diving.  Specialty courses are exciting and limitless and you can choose your personal combination of training to reach your diving goals today! It is up to you to decide how far you want to go. The ocean is your limit!!
Advanced Adventurer

Advanced Adventurer

The next step in your dive education after the open water course. No matter what your goal is in diving, the advanced course gives you the confidence, skills and experience for a whole new level of underwater exploration.

Whats Involved: 5 open water dives including: Deep, Navigation, Night and Limited visibility, Perfect Buoyancy and one other of your choosing.
Cost: $600.00nzd per person
Course Requirement: Minimum age is 12 years old and you must have an Open Water Certificate.
Is a Certification Received? Yes, you will receive an Advanced Adventurer Certification through SSI allowing you to dive anywhere in the world up to 30 metres. 

Navigation

Navigation

Many of the more exciting and intriguing dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving can put you at risk. Deep Diving program will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experience required to make these types of dives safe and comfortable. 

Whats Included in The course: 4 Dives, all dive equipment, your dive instructor, study materials and certification.
Course Duration: 2-3 days
Cost: $500.00nzd per person

 
Stress & Rescue

Stress & Rescue

Be prepared for those unexpected emergencies. The Diver Stress & Rescue program will teach you about accident prevention and how to handle situations that might occur. You will learn how to avoid, recognize, and solve problems on the surface and underwater. Enhance your safety!

Whats Included in The course: 4 Dives, all dive equipment, your dive instructor, study materials and certification.
Course Duration: 3 days
Cost: $550.00nzd per person

 
Science Of Diving

Science Of Diving

Science of Diving addresses all the areas of diving knowledge in a detailed and comprehensive manner: Physics, Physiology, Decompression Theory, Aquatic Environment, and Diving Equipment. If you are simply interested in diving or plan to become a Dive Professional - the Science of Diving program is what you need!

Whats Included in The course: Dive Instructor, study materials and certification. This is a classroom only course and does not include any diving.
Course Duration: 3 days
Cost: $400.00nzd per person


 
Night & Limited Visibility

Night & Limited Visibility

Whether it's day or night, limited visibility can be an adventure. This program is filled with information about planning and conducting night and limited visibility dives for fun and adventure.

Whats Included in The course: 3 Dives, all dive equipment, your dive instructor, study materials and certification.
Course Duration: 1-2 days
Cost: $430.00 nzd per person

 
Underwater Photo &Video

Underwater Photo &Video

Learn everything you need to know to be a successful underwater photographer! We will teach you the proper photography techniques to get better results instantly and teach you how to optimize your camera system.

Whats Included in The course: 3 Dives, all dive equipment, your dive instructor, study materials and certification.
Course Duration: 1-2 days
Cost: $430.00 nzd per person

 
Deep Diver

Deep Diver

Many of the more exciting and intriguing dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving can put you at risk. Deep Diving program will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experience required to make these types of dives safe and comfortable. 

Whats Included in The course: 3 Dives, all dive equipment, your dive instructor, study materials and certification.
Course Duration: 2-3 days
Cost: $430.00nzd per person
Is a Certification Received? Yes, you will receive an Deep Diver Certification through SSI allowing you to dive anywhere in the world up to 40 metres. 
 
Perfect Buoyancy

Perfect Buoyancy

Proper buoyancy control can only be mastered with proper training. The Perfect Buoyancy program will improve your swimming position and reduce your effort which will lead to less air consumption. In addition, proper buoyancy control is the best skill for environmental protection.

Whats Included in The course: 2 Dives, all dive equipment, your dive instructor, study materials and certification.
Course Duration: 1-2 days
Cost: $350.00nzd per person

 
Search & Recovery

Search & Recovery

Whether it's the gold of a sunken ship or that your buddy lost his/her dive light, there are times when knowing how to search for lost objects would be very beneficial. The Search and Recovery program will teach you different search patterns for use in various conditions and the proper techniques to lift objects.

Whats Included in The course: 4 Dives, all dive equipment, your dive instructor, study materials and certification.
Course Duration: 2-3 days
Cost: $500.00nzd per person

 

Professional Courses

If you love diving and want to make a career out of it diving all over the world then dont go past our professional courses. 
From guiding dives to becoming an Instructor we have something to suit your career goals.

All of our Professional Courses are avialble as Internships to provide a world class SSI course with on the job training. This will open up more job opportuinities around the world. For the Internships we provide visa entry fees and accommodation to allow you to stay and work in the beautiful paradise of Niue for the season.
Dive Guide

Dive Guide

This program gives you the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified divers, and is the first step towards an exciting career as an SSI Dive Professional. Professional Dive Guides can work for SSI Dive Centers, guiding dives in a variety of enviroments and conditions. 

Whats involved: Various academic & pool sessions and at least 10 open water dives 
Course Cost: $1500.00nzd per person
Pre-Requisites:  Advanced Adventurer, Stress & Rescue, Deep Diver, Navigation, Night & Limited Visibility certifications. 
At least 40 logged dives,
Minimum 18 years of age,
React right/CPR+First Aid+O2 provider in last 2 years,
Own total diving system
Course Duration: Minimum 4 weeks
Is a certification received?: Yes, you will receive the  SSI Dive Guide Certification
Divemaster

Divemaster

This is the most popular certification for becoming an SSI dive professional without having to do an instructor course. The SSI Dive Master qualification allows you to assist Instructors as a Certified Assistant on open water training dives as well as guide fun dives. It is also a prerequisite to any further SSI Professional ratings if you are looking to make diving a new career.  

Whats involved: Everything in Dive giuide + Science of diving Specialty.
Course Cost: $1900.00nzd per person
Pre-Requisites:  Advanced Adventurer, Stress & Rescue, Deep Diver, Navigation, Night & Limited Visibility certifications. 
At least 40 logged dives,
Minimum 18 years of age,
React right/CPR+First Aid+O2 provider in last 2 years,
Own total diving system
Course Duration: Minimum 5 weeks
Is a certification received?: Yes, you will receive the  SSI Dive Guide, SSI Science of Diving and SSI Divemaster Certifications.
Assistant Instructor

Assistant Instructor

This program provides the skills, concepts, and teaching experience required to become an effective SSI Assistant Instructor/Dive Control Specialist. You will learn the SSI Teaching System and philosophy, how to assist with Open Water Diver programs, and how to independently teach a variety of SSI training programs. 

Whats involved: Various academic,& pool sessions and a variety of open water dives.  Course Cost: $1000.00nzd per person
Pre-Requisites:  Divemaster Certification, 
At least 60 logged dives,
Minimum 18 years of age,
React right/CPR+First Aid+O2 provider in last 2 years,
Own total diving system
Course Duration: Minimum 3 weeks
Is a certification received?: Yes, you will receive the  SSI Assistant Instructor/Dive Control Specialist Certification.
Open Water Instructor

Open Water Instructor

The ultimate program in dive professional training providing the knowledge, concepts and training necessary to organize and conduct entry-level scuba training courses. Learn the SSI Teaching System and philosophy, and how to effectively teach and evaluate Open Water Diver students. 
Instructor Exams are not included in the course price but can be arranged at the dive shop after the course to complete your training. 


Whats involved: Various academic & pool sessions with a variety of open water dives.  
Course Cost: $3000.00nzd per person not includung Exams
Pre-Requisites:  Assistant Instructor/Dive Control Specialist, 
At least 75 logged dives,
Minimum 18 years of age,
React right/CPR+First Aid+O2 provider in last 2 years,
Own total diving system
Course Duration: Minimum 3 weeks
Is a certification received?: Yes, you will receive the  SSI Open Water Instructor Certification once the Exams are complete

All courses must be pre-booked before arrival into Niue

We only book small groups so book in early to grab your spot!