The NZU actively promotes formal diving education from experience-based introductions to professional qualifications.
Educating active divers and and boaties on best practice requires on-going work across multiple media initiatives.
NZ Underwater maintains a specialist emergency contact line for divers and provides analysis of incident data.
With divers, spearfisherman, snorkelers or swimmers in the water it is a legal requirement to display a dive flag.Dive flag rules in detail →
Always dive with a buddy. The Buddy system is developed to improve diver survival across a range of situations.More about buddy diving→
Routine maintenance is an imperative component of the diver's schedule. Failure can have severe consequences.Routine best practice →
Safe surfacing procedures, including safety stops, are an essential component in scuba diver's skill setHow to perform a safety stop →
Are you fit to dive? New Zealand Underwater offers consistent advice to divers returning from a hiatus.Learn more →
Always check the weather and tide conditions in advance of departing the dock.Weather resources→