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This is what people have to say about the Tuition they received from Pete Mesley

Andrew Simpson

Owner/Operator Instructor Global Dive, New Zealand.

I have conducted several courses with Pete Mesley over the years, from Open circuit tech, through to Professional lever tech CCR instructor courses. I have been extremely satisfied with the quality and thoroughness of his training. He doesn’t pull any punches, or allow you to get away with anything less than your best performance.

Pete is extremely thorough, so when you do a course with him, you do not pay for a certification, instead you pay for top notch training and invaluable support.

He is a World class trainer with a world class reputation. You soon realise this reputation is well deserved when you commence your training with him. There are no corners cut, his work ethic and standards are the very highest I have experienced, as a student, an assistant and as a dive business owner.

He has an incredible depth of knowledge and experience, he keeps himself up to date with the latest medical and technology progress around the world. The Professional level training that I conducted with Pete has set me up in my career, I’m proud to be associated with the Petemesley.com brand



Simon Collins

Owner/Operator Instructor DiveNow Whangerai, New Zealand.

Pete Mesley has been my personal trainer of choice on two separate occasions, both times in the capacity as a PADI Course Director.  The first time was in 2012 when he coached me through my PADI Instructor Development Course and the second was when he coached me through my PADI Tec Deep Instructor training in 2018.

With his years of diving and coaching experience, plus his great story telling ability, Pete certainly took the information being learned during the courses and made it both realistic and digestible with the use of hands on scenarios that he had been exposed to during his diving career.

His in water abilities are equally as strong. He is very positive and can always help you find new and improved ways of completing an objective when diving with him.

Having Pete as my trainer has certainly helped me in my journey to become a better instructor.  Thanks Pete.


Richie “The Pro” Robinson

Underwater Photojournalist/New Zealand Geographic Photographer/Director of Photography NZVR/Occasionally Breathing on the Surface.

“Being a Photojournalist, specialising in complex stories on the marine environment has seen me dive in some of the most remote and inhospitable places in our ocean. The training I did with Pete Mesley early in my career is the solid foundation of a skill set that not only keeps me safe, but has allowed me to push photographic boundaries. “





Anna Clague

Training Manager / Dive Instructor / Instore staff Global Dive, Auckland, New Zealand.

I have known Pete Mesley as diver and friend for many years but I first met him when he was my Course Director. I completed some recreational dive specialties and then my instructor course with Pete. His enthusiasm for the dive industry and commitment to technical diving and dive safety, made him my only choice when I first made the move towards technical diving myself. When you are heading in a Technical Dive direction you need to train under someone who is consistently diving the way you want to. You want your instructor to take time to work with you as an individual diver and make sure you get the best out of the training you receive. Pete is above and beyond that guy.





Matt Savage

“The fact that the course was great fun goes without saying but what made it really beneficial was the time Pete took to explain and demonstrate concepts and procedures and the way in which the dives and learning built up.  I felt really challenged but also supported to extend my skills.  I am definitely a better diver after doing the Advanced Wreck Course with Pete.”







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