We are a PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Centre which is the very highest accolade awarded by PADI on any Dive Centre. In fact there are less than 100 of these PADI Dive Centres around the world!
We are the first CDC in Tenerife and the only active CDC centre in the Canary Islands, so you are assured of the very best PADI scuba diver training.
In addition we are a PADI Instructor Development Course centre (IDC) rating that enables us to offer you every level of PADI course from Discover Scuba Diving (Try Dive) to PADI Instructor. PADI MSDT, PADI Staff Instructor and PADI Master Instructor.
Our Dive Team has a vast range of experience within Tenerife and from our central location we are able to visit many varied dive sites where you can see Sting Rays, Turtles, Caves, Wrecks and so much more.
The diving in Tenerife is legendary, with warm waters, thousands of species of aquatic life and underwater topography that just can’t be replicated anywhere else in the world.
Our training Team consists of 2 PADI Course Directors and is headed up by the ONLY Resident PADI Platinum Elite 300 Course Director Instructor in the Canary Islands, simply put, one of just a handful of Instructors awarded this level in the world.
The Team also has PADI Master Instructors, PADI Staff Instructors and PADI Divemasters to help you have the very best experience.
We are the official number #1 PADI Dive centre for professional certifications, not only in Tenerife and the Canary Islands but the in the entire PADI region, and have been for many years.
Whatever level you are, we have huge experience in helping you become the best you can be.
There are many poor imitations of what we do, as Dive Centres try to copy and emulate us, without success.
Many people have started diving in Tenerife as it’s the ideal place to dive with a fantastic all year round climate.
We cater for all levels of diver, whether you want to learn to dive, continue your PADI diving education or become a PADI Pro be it a Divemaster or Scuba Instructor.
Just about anyone can dive, and here in Tenerife we can teach a huge array of PADI Courses, PADI Speciality’s, PADI Divemaster, PADI Instructor courses and internships, PADI Freediving and PADI Mermaid courses.
We can arrange everything for you from diving kit hire, kit purchase as well as the full range of PADI recreational courses, Professional diving internships and courses and so much more.
All our staff are PADI Certified Diving Instructors and PADI Divemasters, so you are in safe hands. The majority have completed all of their PADI Professional training here in Tenerife, so when it comes to local knowledge they are happy to help and advise of the best dive sites.
The most important aspect, of any Dive Centre or diving activity is we are one of the very few Dive Centres with a 100% Safety record with no incidents, accidents or fatalities since we opened almost 15 years ago.
So whatever your needs are, be it diving courses, diving packages, diving holidays or diving equipment we are your one stop shop!
Hope to see you soon
The Team of Tenerife Diving Academy (Canary Islands).
The world leaders in training PADI Divemasters and PADI Instructors and beyond……..
We have been based in Tenerife, Canary Islands, for more than 14 years and in that time have built up the most successful PADI Dive Center in the region. This is based on actual PADI statistics, not wishful thinking, so if looking to Excel, you know where to come.
According to PADI statistics for the last 8 years we have trained more PADI Instructors, PADI Divemasters and issued more recreational scuba certifications than any other Dive Centre in the region.
After reaching the successful milestone of becoming a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre we then progressed to PADI Instructor Development Centre (IDC) and then being awarded the highest accolade from PADI of the PADI Career Development Centre.
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I have completed my PADI Open Water course at Tenerife Diving Academy. The organisation and the course itself were absolutely fantastic. People working there are super friendly, helping and enthusiastic. I have learnt a lot and had so much fun! I will definitely continue diving and would come back to study again!:)
Been here 3 times in 2 years and just gets better. Diving kit is first class, guides are fantastic and so helpful. Interns are always funny to watch! The owners deserve a medal for putting up with some of them! If your looking for laid back and chilled this is the place, no rush, no fuss, no bother. Perfect Keep up the good work.
My son just completed his PADI Open Water course today and I was impressed with the professionalism of all concerned from Day 1. From the chatty Evi, professional Pete, helpful Divemasters who were organising all the gear in the shop to Tania who made the practical side fun and engaging for a teenager everything went without a hitch. A great team of people with very high standards that make you feel safe leaving your son with them. Now I need to get my fins back on! Would definitely recommend!
Great diving school with a perfect location to learn diving. We had some problems but they were taken care off properly!
Tenerife diving academy, is a great place to learn to dive whether that be as an beginner or a experienced diver. The center is situated in a marine protected area so there is so much life under the sea. When I was there I entered as a Rescue diver, I went there to achieve the qualification as a Divemaster, through all the hard work from Pete, Alice, Dave, Adam and the rest of the interns I achieved the qualification. After the Divemaster qualification I wanted to go for the Instructor, again with all the help with the dive center and the friends that I have made when I was there to achieve that level in the scuba diving world. So i say thank you so much for what you have done. In the dive center everyone is involved, looking after the customers, preparing for dives, working on there qualifications, helping around the center. The atmosphere of the center is great, meaning you enter with a smile on your face and when you leave you gain a bigger smile, friends for life, qualification that you can use or improve and a passion in the sport. The dive center is in a beautiful area, with many dives locations just in 400 meters of the center. Everyone that goes to the diving center is welcome with the big smiles, open arms and passion of diving of everyone that is there whether they be interns or customers. Tenerife diving academy is a great place to learn and to enjoy the diving in the areas around the island, the marine life is something that is magical and it is something that I would like to go back to. So to finish it off I will say this, Tenerife dive academy is beautiful place to go to learn to dive and have fun, making friends that will dive with you. This is a place that I would recommend to people that want to dive, like the warm sea, like to see massive amounts of marine life, gain qualifications, make friends, have fun and to have an experience of a life time.
What an awesome experience. These guys make you feel comfortable and part of a team from the moment you arrive. I had the chance to do my divemaster internship anywhere in the world. I chose the right place. I would fully recommend Tenerife diving academy if you’re serious about a career in scuba diving.
My first time in Tenerife diving and it was a blast. Everything was perfect, from the pick up, to the kit, the dive briefing and the actual dives was awesome These guys were great. We went out with them twice while on the island. Highly recommended.
Thanks to Pete and everyone at the dive center, and thanks to Charlie for leading the dive. Without his excellent observational skills I would have missed most of the sea life! Hope to be back with you soon.
When I finished my PADI IDC I knew I wanted to continue to train and gain experience. I didn’t want to train just anywhere…I wanted solid training from a professional dive organization. I found Tenerife Diving Academy on the internet and sent them an inquiry. The responses I received were informative, polite and timely. I made my decision…I was going to Tenerife! Upon arrival I knew I had made the right decision. The facilities were clean and organized. Staff was friendly and welcoming. By the end of my stay (six weeks) I had gained experience through instructing students, honed my skills and made some great friends. I left Tenerife Diving Academy as a confident MSDT ready for any future challenge in the diving industry. To those in search of professional training in a great environment…look no further! Big “thanks” to Pete and staff!
All I can say after diving in Tenerife before is the other dive centres had better watch out!! If you are looking for the best customer experience you can find then this is the place. I had almost got used to being just “one of many divers” but now I know you can get a personalised service at an affordable cost. Dont take my word for it, give them a try and you will never look back!
This is the second year that we have gone diving with Tenerife Diving Academy. First time we obtain our PADI Advanced Open Water Certification and now the PADI Rescue diver. The Instructor is patient, is a wonderful teacher, personable, and the Boss runs a top notch dive operation. We made arrangements for this a few months in advance of our trip; everything went as planned. Diving with a small group operation is the only way to go, in my opinion. Safety is their 1st concern and fun is always part of the equation. Pete and his staff are truly professionals, we would highly recommend diving with Tenerife Diving Academy!
Awesome dive crew and experience when we booked with Tenerife Dive Academy and it was one of the best choices we made on our trip to Tenerife. The whole crew was amazing! They picked us up from our resort by car each morning that we went diving, and were very organized when we arrived at the shop so that we could spend as much time diving as possible. Everyone was very informed, friendly, professional and wanted to make sure your experience was great. The dive leaders were great and made sure that we saw as much sea life as possible while diving. Would definitely dive with them again if we come back to Canary Islands, and would highly recommend them to anyone travelling to go diving here!