About Us

  • New Zealand Sea Adventures was established in 1990 by Tony Howell. From that point NZ Sea Adventures has grown to become the leading PADI SCUBA diving training facility in Wellington. NZ Sea Adventures was awarded the Wellington Regions first PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre rating in 2000. We have twice received prestigious awards from PADI for our ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Dive Industry’ as well as individual Instructor commendations.

    We are acknowledged as being arguably the safest and most professional diver training centre in the Region. Having our own on-site dive pool allows us to take as long as necessary to ensure all our students, (open circuit, closed circuit, recreational and technical), reach the highest standards of excellence before we begin the sea dives. We focus on training to the highest standards, supplying the best dive equipment available and leading our clients on exciting New Zealand and overseas dive adventures. Safety is our number one concern.

    New Zealand Sea Adventures is Wellington’s senior Technical diver training facility. We offer TDI courses from Enriched Air/Nitrox right through to Advanced Trimix. Our courses include Diver and Instructor level training using both Scuba and Rebreathers. As an example we can train you as a recreational side-mount diver then progress you to technical side-mount diver followed by Trimix side-mount if you wish. Side-mounting is of course also used by rebreather divers.

    The ocean is our greatest life source and the most amazing place to be in. This is why NZ Sea Adventures has always helped, supported and educated our divers in ways to help our environment. We are a PADI environmental award winning Operator as we strongly believe the health of our planet is dependent on the health of our oceans.

    Our staff are friendly, passionate and excited about diving and we welcome you to come in and chat about your diving dreams. Together we will help you achieve your diving goals and aspirations.

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The Team

    1. Before
    2. After

    Tony Howell

    Course Director

    Tony Howell has been an active PADI Course Director since 1989. He is a very successful Instructor in his own right and has vast experience with PADI’s continuing education programmes and the Instructor Development Course (IDC) in particular. Tony is qualified to teach scuba and Tech dive courses including trimix and rebreathers. He has owned and operated New Zealand Sea Adventures Diver Training Centre in Wellington since 1990. Tony is also an Instructor trainer in: TDI, EFR, DAN, DSAT, CMAS, SDI, MFA, MSCDB an Instructor in IANTD and a Coastguard Tutor/Examiner.

    — Tonys Portfolio
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    2. After
  • Peter Baker

    Training Manager

    Peter began diving in Fiji during 2005 and took to it right away.  He eventually resigned from his Large Scale Dairy Management career in 2011 to become a full time dive professional.  

    Peter has been at NZ Sea Adventures since 2012; he started as our Retail Manager, become a dedicated After Work diver and done some serious Night Diving before applying for the Training Manager role in 2015.  He is an experienced Scuba Instructor with a true passion for scuba diving, diver training, equipment and experiences.  If you’re looking to start Scuba Diving, want dive gear advice or are looking to do your Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver or Specialty courses then be sure to catch him for a chat…  He’s even gotten to know a little about Rebreathers since he’s been here?!

    Diving certifications and Achievements
    • PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty Instructor, June 2016
    • PADI Night Specialty Instructor, May 2014
    • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider, Mar 2014
    • PADI Equipment Specialty Instructor, Apr 2013
    • Atomic Aquatics and Atlantis Service Technician, Sept 2012
    • NZUA Air Filler, Jan 2012
    • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor, Oct 2011
    • Project Aware Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor, Oct 2011
    • Project Aware Specialty Instructor, Oct 2011
    • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, Oct 2011
    • EFR Instructor w/AED, Sept 2011
    • PADI Divemaster, Aug 2011