Survive the dive
Survive the dive
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Safety.

New Zealand Underwater is the country's leading voice in the essential area of diver safety.

Diver Safety.

New Zealand Underwater is the country's leading voice in the essential area of diver safety, with efforts concentrated across three core areas.

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Training & Education.

The NZU actively promotes formal diving education from experience-based introductions to professional qualifications.

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Emergency support.

NZ Underwater maintains a specialist emergency contact line for divers and provides analysis of incident data.

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Best practice.

Educating active divers and and boaties on best practice requires on-going work across multiple media initiatives.

Best Practice
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Diving Best Practice

Educating active divers and and boaties on best practice requires on-going work across multiple media initiatives.

Diver Down Awareness.

With divers, spearfisherman, snorkelers or swimmers in the water it is a legal requirement to display a dive flag.

Buddy Diving.

Always dive with a buddy. The Buddy system is developed to improve diver survival across a range of situations.

Gear Maintenance.

Routine maintenance is an imperative component of the diver's schedule. Failure can have severe consequences.

Weather & Tides.

Always check the weather and tide conditions in advance of departing the dock.

Surface Safely.

Safe surfacing procedures, including safety stops, are an essential component in scuba diver's skill set

Medical Checks
& Refresher Courses.

Are you fit to dive? New Zealand Underwater offers consistent advice to divers returning from a hiatus.