Aotearoa Dive, Rotorua - Adult Sponsorship

‘Kia Ruku Kia Ora’

Dive and Stay Alive


Water Safety and Scuba Dive Programme run by Aotearoa Dive Rotorua 

Before You Begin!
Please ensure you have a saved digital copy of:
  • Your Verified Whakapapa Sheet
  • Bank Account Details (must show full bank account and name of account holder)
NOTE: Files must be saved as .pdf, .jpg or .png only.  You cannot upload other file types.

You cannot submit your application without uploading these documents!

If you don't already have a completed and Verified Whakapapa Sheet you can download a blank sheet here: Blank Whakapapa Sheet Download Link
Adult Programmes Available for Sponsorship
Please select your dive course from the dropdown list below:
Personal Details
Contact Details
Bank Account Details
Suffix must start with 0 and contain 3 numbers. eg: 01 enter 001

Document Upload Section

Documents to upload:
Once your documents are attached, please move to the next page to review and acknowledge the terms and conditions. Then click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the next page to complete your application.
NOTE: Files must be saved as .pdf, .jpg or .png only.  You cannot upload other file types.
If you don't already have a verified whakapapa sheet you can download a blank sheet here:
Blank Whakapapa Sheet Download Link
Evidence of bank account, clearly showing account holder name and number


Terms and Conditions

  1. Eligibility for the programme will be determined by NWEETB on completed application.  The Board will recognise those applicants (including legally adopted children) who are Ngati Whakaue descendant of an original owner of Pukeroa Oruawhata Block, or descendants of one or more of the 6 Koromatua o Ngati Whakaue.  Whangai will be considered in terms of the Board’s Whakapapa Policy (2015) No. 0611.
  2. Verified whakapapa sheet must be uploaded with your online application form.
  3. Application is on a first in first served basis – places are limited to 12 per year for Adult Open Water Diver, (6 in March and 6 in September) and 8 per year for Scuba Skills Update.
  4. Successful applicants will receive an email notification of eligibility for sponsorship. 
  5. Successful applicants will enrol with Aotearoa Dive, Rotorua, and pay 100% of the required fee directly to Aotearoa Dive.
  6. On [successful] completion of the programme, the Applicant to provide NWEETB with copy of their Certificate and evidence of fee payment.  Sponsorship reimbursement will then be paid (to the applicant) by direct bank lodgement.
  7. Participants will be notified of reimbursement approval or failure to meet the criteria for reimbursement.

NWEETB takes no responsibility for the dive programme itself. Any enquiries or concerns regarding the programme are asked to communicate directly with Aotearoa Dive Rotorua. NWEETB's responsibility is solely as the Funder for Grants to successful applicants and biding by the terms of such grants.
Declaration by Applicant

Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board complies with the Privacy Act 2020; this means personal information collected about me will only be used for a legitimate purpose that is associated with my grant application. I understand, and authorise, Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board to collect, hold and use information about me for this purpose, and to discuss my application with Aotearoa Dive, Rotorua staff when required.

I understand that my application may be declined if I fail to attach and complete all requested documents/information or meet the stated course completion criteria.

By ticking the Acknowledge Terms and Conditions box below I am agreeing to the above statement.

Acknowledge Terms and Conditions