Full Face Diver Course

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  • RRP $399.99

PADI Specialty courses are run on demand from our store on Waiheke Island, Auckland, so please get in touch if you're interested in taking this specialty.

The PADI Full Face Mask course is the entry point to a unique way of diving! Full face masks offer unrivalled view of your underwater surroundings, and keep your face warm and dry. In what is often a revelation for our students, Full Face masks also allow you to breathe through your nose while underwater!

  • Small groups - no more than 4 students to 1 Instructor so you get more Instructor time for the best learning environment and more time exploring during your dives!
  • No hidden costs - so no surprises!
  • Top quality gear - Brand new Scubapro dive equipment for you to use throughout your course for your comfort and safety if you choose to hire, or you're welcome to use your own! 
What happens?

The Full Face Mask Diver course takes place over 2 days where, with Waiheke Dive owner Adam (PADI Full Face Mask Diver Instructor), you'll learn all about the unique approach to diving when using a full face mask.

On day 1 we'll have a theory lecture at our Waiheke Island dive store, covering the techniques and methodology behind full face masks, exploring your reasons for wanting to dive with one and getting some 'hands on' time with the gear. After this we head for a confined water session where you get your first introduction to Full Face underwater and practice a variety of skills.

On day 2 we head out for two Open Water dives where we use a variety of underwater exercises, skills and video debriefing to help you achieve your goals! We'l explore underwater and show you how to make the most of this awesome diving style!

 Available Full Face Masks Notes
OTS Spectrum FFM Extremely comfortable - easy to equalise and compatible with your own 2nd stage regulator (or use one of ours).
Diveways Full Face Mask The only FFM with no oro-nasal compartment, so you can see your complete face! This is the one you see on TV programs! 


If you have a buddy that's booked on too then awesome! If not you'll be buddied up with another course mate for the duration of the course. 

We hope you'll choose us to get your PADI Full Face Mask Diver, or any other dive course you need here in Auckland! If you have any questions or specific requirements just let us know and we'll happily answer them all for you. 

Why explore with us?

We believe that your learning experience should be as fun and accessible as possible. That's why you'll find our courses have the FULL PADI e-learning as standard where available, meaning you get to cover the theory at your own pace before the course starts. But, don't worry - we know that Instructor time is essential to your learning which is exactly why we build in a theory revision session too, so you can ask us anything you like in person! Best of both worlds! 

We're proud to work with Scubapro, one of the worlds top gear brands, who keep us fully stocked with their gear, so if you need to hire for the course you can be sure of quality! 

So with us you get small groups, quality Instruction, full e-learning (where available), no hidden costs and top brand name equipment. 


Simply book online, and soon after you'll get a confirmation email from the team along with some specific info, such as meeting times and locations.

You must have checked through the medical form and obtained medical clearance (only required if you need to answer "yes" to one or more of the questions) before your activity starts, or else you won't be able to take part. Click here to download the PADI Medical Form.

You also must complete the appropriate liability release forms - we'll do these in store.

Also, while we can supply materials in a variety of languages, the course is taught in English so a good level of spoken English is also required.

Hire of any equipment, including specifically of a full face mask, is not included in your course fee. 

Please note that for this course our minimum age is 14 and we need in person, signed paperwork from a parent or guardian for anyone under 18. We can arrange, on request, courses for younger divers, but as these are at a reduced ratio please be aware there may be an additional cost.