This page is for information on our Learn to Dive Classes. In Auckland Diving, our Learn to Dive Classes are all diving classes provided before our Squads. This includes Grades 1&2, Grades 3&4, Intermediate, Beg 12+ and a Masters class option for those over 17. To book classes, please go to the "Booking Classes" option from the menu
Term 3: Monday 22 July - Saturday 21 Sept (9 wks)
Term Class Schedule Changes
Sat Aug 31 - all classes cancelled
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS
We generally run classes over the school holidays at both West Wave and Glenfield. Please see below for more info.
For the October holidays due to pool closures for maintenence we can only run limited holiday classes during the first week - Sep 30 to Oct 4 at Glenfield pool only. Details will be confirmed closer to the time.
West Wave Pool - Aug 31 to Nov 4; Glenfield Pool - Oct 7 to Nov 4 (TBC).
Due to this our Term 3 Learn to Dive classes finish on Sat Sep 21.
At West Wave from Sep 2 to Sep 21, classes will be gym based diving activities. Please see below for class times at West Wave over this period.
GRADE 1 AND 2
Prerequisite: Must be comfortable and able to swim in deep water
30 minute classes
Working to complete grades 1 & 2
No diving experience required!
Great for water confidence
Approx: $105 per term*
GRADE 3 AND 4
Prerequisite: Diver must have completed Grade 2
60 min classes
Working to complete grades 3 & 4
Approx: $165 per term*
Prerequisite: Diver must have completed Grade 4
60 minute classes
Working to complete grades 5 & possibly grade 6
Optional opportunities to compete in competitions
Approx: $165 per term*
BEGINNER KIDS 12+
A 60 min class for divers aged 12+ who just want to learn diving skills without the focus on achieving grades.
This class is fantastic for building confidence in deep water and lays the perfect foundation for new skill acquisition in a fun environment.
Approx: $165 for 10 week term*
Masters is a one hour session per week 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. There is no diving experience required. Optional competitions are available.
Approx: $165 for 10 week term*
*all class pricing is approximate as it depends on factors such as the school term length, public holidays and/or session cancellations.
TERM CLASS TIMETABLE
WW = West Wave, Henderson (black)
GF = Glenfield (red)
Please note that classes listed maybe subject to minimum numbers to run and class times may change.
2019 School Holiday Progam - Bookings are now closed. Please check back here approx 2 weeks prior to the October holidays for details.
The holiday camps are intensive training sessions designed to kick start learning or further build on fundamental diving skills learnt during the term. It is a great opportunity to accelerate progress or bring you back to form, if you have had some time off.
The holiday camps generally start in our dry land area. At West Wave – opposite the main changing room entrances. At Glenfield – downstairs by the squash courts, accessed through the gym. Spectators are welcome outside the room for the dryland component and to watch from the stands for the pool component.
We recommend divers bring drinking water, a spare towel and light clothing they would be comfortable in for a warm up, stretches and various diving related exercises that will be done prior to the pool session in our dry land area.
If you are already registered with us then log into your club account to book.
New divers please click here and register as a new diver to book classes.
WEST WAVE POOL AND LEISURE CENTRE
As West Wave dive pool is closed for maintenance we are unable to hold holidays classes her during October.
GLENFIELD POOL AND LEISURE CENTRE
For new divers, those working on Grades 1-4 and intermediate divers
Tues & Thurs: 8.30-11am
Price: $36.50 per session
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 dived 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 child 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.
It 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.
Q: Where do the parents/spectators sit
A: During lessons, parents are welcome to watch from the stands! We kindly ask parents not to come down onto poolside during the lesson