Welcome To New Divers

We pride ourselves on the ability to show new divers the fun in this unique sport. We provide a large number of classes that cater for many different athlete types. We have groups for Learn To Dive, Competitive, Elite and Adult classes.

Register by clicking on the NEW DIVER REGISTRATION link. This will take you to ClubHub - our secure member site. Click on Register a Diver and complete the online form. Once registered you can book into beginner or masters classes. Please contact us if you would like more information on other classes available or if you would like to trial a class.

A World Class Facility

We have the only Olympic standard Diving facility in Auckland, so get members from as far as Thames and Parakai. We work very closely with North Harbour Diving to provide the sport of Diving to the Auckland region, also making use of the Glenfield diving pool.

Diving Levels and Squads

Diving is divided into 2 Key Areas: LEARN TO DIVE (LTD) & COMPETITIVE

Each stage has a different level of training commitment and Competitive stages are by invitation only. Our Elite Divers will compete internationally and we have had great club success on the international stage at this level. We have many children who just want to dive for fun and Recreational Diving is the perfect choice.
  • Train 1 – 2x/week minimum
  • First level of pure diving
  • 30 minute classes
  • Able to swim at least 15m unassisted
  • Optional holiday camp training
  • Working to complete grades 1 & 2
  • Great for water confidence

  • Train 1 - 2x/week minimum
  • Completed grades 1 and 2 in Beginner 1
  • 60 min classes
  • Optional holiday camp training
  • Working to complete grades 3 & 4

  • Train 1-2x/week
  • Have completed grades 3 and 4 in Beginner 2
  • 60 minute classes
  • Optional holiday camp training
  • Working to complete grades 5 & 6
  • Training 1 - 2 x per week
  • No diving experience required
  • Masters is for anyone 17 & over who wants to participate in diving at either a recreational or competitive level. This allows adults to take part in diving in a fun environment
  • Optional competitions available
  • Coached by Steve and Cordelia
  • Train at least 4x/week
  • 3+ hr sessions
  • More intensive dry land training
  • Divers that have acquired or are learning the skills to compete at age group, or open, national and international events
  • By invitation of coaching team
  • Holiday camp training



  • Coached by Steve and Cordelia
  • Train 2x/week
  • 2 hr sessions
  • Young divers that are showing earlier skill acquisition, physicality and commitment to competitive diving
  • Skills testing events and competitions are compulsory at this level
  • By invitation of coaching team
  • Holiday camp training
  • Working towards competing in regional and national competitions
  • Coached by Lindsay, Carmen, Mahina and Blake
  • Train 2 - 3x/week
  • 2 hr sessions
  • More intensive dry land training
  • Moving toward competitive diving, competitions optional at this level
  • Have the skills or potential to learn the skills that enable participation in skills testing events
  • By invitation of coaching team
  • Working to complete DNZ Levels and participating at National skills events
  • Optional holiday camp training

Understanding Diving

There are five categories of dives, designated by the type of flight, used in all events. A sixth category, armstand, is used in platform diving only.

  1. Forward – diver's body facing the water with rotation away from the board
  2. Backward – diver's back to the water with rotation away from the board
  3. Reverse – diver's body facing the water with rotation back toward the board
  4. Inward – diver's back to the water with rotation back toward the board
  5. Twisting – any dive with a twist, whether forward, backward, reverse or inward
  6. Armstand – the diver begins from a motionless handstand on the edge of the platform

There are four positions a diver can take while in the air:
  1. Straight – body remains straight with feet together and toes pointed
  2. Pike – body bent at the waist with legs straight, feet together and toes pointed
  3. Tuck – body is bent at the waist with thighs and knees held together and drawn to the chest, heels kept close to the buttocks
  4. Free – not an actual body position; a combination of straight, pike or tuck, used only in twisting dives
A degree of difficulty for each dive is assigned, based on a mathematical formula that takes into account the number of somersaults, number of twists, flight position and entry position.

Scoring

Scores are awarded per dive on a scale of 0 to 10 in half or whole points as follows:

  • Completely failed 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0.5 to 2.0
  • Deficient 2.5 to 4.5
  • Satisfactory 5.0 to 6.5
  • Good 7.0 to 8.0
  • Very good 8.5 to 9.5
  • Excellent 10

DIVING FAQ

Q: Does my child have to wear a Speedo?

A: This is one of the most asked questions from parents who have boys. The answer is no, Speedo's are not required. However, it is important that the boy's Togs be above the knee and the girl's Tog's be a one-piece.

Q: I (Or my child) have never dove before – is this o.k.?

A: Of course! Our Diving New Zealand Certified coaches know how to progress a diver from absolute beginner to advanced and competitive levels; and have a lot of experience doing so.

Q: Do I (or my child) have to jump off the high board?

A: No, we will only ask the diver to go off the high(er) boards when we (Coaches) have determined that they are ready to do so. However, no one is required to jump from the high board if they don't want to.

Q: How old does the child have to be to join diving?

A: We have divers as young as 5 years of age in our programs We recommend that they can swim 15m and be comfortable in deep water.


Q: What's the height of the tallest tower?

A: 10 metres! Our facility consists of diving boards from 1 metre, 3 metres, 5 metres, 7.5 metres and 10 metres.

Q: When can my diver move up in levels?

A: Diving is a highly technical sport with many challenges like coordinating your arms and legs while jumping off a moving object (the board); falling through the air and trying to land within a close distance (1 meter) to the board - and staying in control through the whole skill. This is a lot of information for a child to take in and master.

Although you, the parent and external observer, may not see many changes each day, often the best change is observant to the coach on the most simple of skills - the front and back jump. Creating the proper movement patterns and foundation is essential to being able to move on to more difficult dives, decreasing the incidence of injury.

is common for a child to stay in each level 2 - 4 times as there are many skills to achieve in each level. This could mean that they could stay in each level for a year. Diving teaches children agility, coordination flexibility, jumping and respect for the technical environment. Diving will challenge a participant to achieve and experience skills they couldn't imagine.

Simply put, we keep your child safe and help them progress successfully through the levels.