Tech Dive 


Passionate About DIVING!!!!

Tech Dive NZ is a dive training facility based in Tutukaka, offering technical diving courses nationwide either direct to you or through your local dive shop, so whether you are individual looking for quality training or a dive shop owner looking to expand your course offerings to your existing customer base then contact us to discuss your requirements.

Our instructors are highly trained and experienced, and all courses are delivered in line with our training philosophy. One of our strengths is the standardised instruction that allows our instructors to teach interchangeably, ensuring that any course is always delivered in full. Our commitment to you is that regardless of circumstance, one of our instructors will always be available to complete the course.

Instructor Profiles
Jamie Obern

Jamie as been teaching GUE classes since 2009 and has been involved with GUE since 2005. He is a passionate diver, running GUE classes and actively involved in GUE projects, both in New Zealand and overseas.


As a keen technical diver, he has an avid interest in cave and wreck penetration. He is the only New Zealand GUE Cave 2 and Tech 2 qualified. Jamie has been diving since 1988, instructing since 1997 and holds instructor ratings with GUE, TDI, DSAT, BSAC and PADI.


He makes regular cave diving trips to Mexico, Florida, Europe and Australia and is actively involved in cave exploration in New Zealand.

Mel Jeavons

Mel is one of the most qualified female technical divers in New Zealand, being certified at both GUE Tech 2 and Cave 2 levels.


Having been diving since a University student, Mel has dived extensively around the world, including running a marine science project for 2 years on a remote pacific island.


Mel hold instructor ratings with BSAC, PADI and the Handicapped Scuba Association. Mel is actively involved in cave exploration in NZ and is one of the few instructors in NZ who can teach cavern specialty courses.