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PADI Divemasters – Tom and David

This week we say farewell and congratulations to Tom and David.

Both now PADI Divemasters, David is off to work in Lanzarote for a few months before joining us again next year to complete an Instructor Development Course and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instrucor!

Tom is staying a few more days on the island before returning to Germany and also looking to do his IDC in the future.

PADI Advanced Open Water Divers – Janos, Gledis and Eamonn

3 New PADI Advanced Open Water Divers on their way to becoming Divemasters, next stop PADI Rescue Diver!

Very exciting!!

Janos, Eamonn and Gled completed adventure dives in Night, Deep, Navigation, Peak Performance Buoyancy and Fish Identification on the course! Well done guys.

PADI Rescue Diver Course

DIVER DIVER, ARE YOU OK?!!

The gang off to do day 1 of their PADI Rescue Diver Course.

Whether assisting, teaching or taking part in the course, it’s always a very rewarding challenge. #SeriousFun

Night Dive in the Bay

And they’re off….. for a night dive!

Sunset walk down to the beach for some PADI Night Speciality and Adventure dives.

Just a regular evening as a Divemaster Intern!

PADI Divemaster – Ellie

It’s always sad when someone awesome leaves us…

This time we say goodbye to Ellie who in a short few weeks became a PADI Pro and won our #BestOfTheBest award for an outstanding attitude and spirit.

She now returns to the #Maldives and her job as a Marine Researcher after a short stop seeing family in the #UK.

Brand New Scubapro T-One BCDs

The new BCD’s have arrived! Revamping the old stock with some brand new Scubapro T-Ones ready for the next interns. #lucky

Thank you Scubatec Canarias

#Scubapro #DeepDownYouWantTheBest #Tenerife #LoveMyJob #LifeInParadise #PADI #BestOfTheBest #GoPro #Stamina #BeTheBest #NeverStopLearning #GoBigOrGoHome #ScubaDivers #DiveCentre #DivingTenerife #SmallerIsNeverBetter #PADITV #TheNumberOnePADIDiveCentre #WhereProsComeToLearn #Scuba #Diving

PADI Basic Freediver

A gorgeous day in the south learning the basics of freediving with our PADI Freediving Instructor and Platinum Course Director Kim.

Static and Dynamic Apnea, rescue skills and a thorough introduction into the amazing world of freediving.

…and a surprise visit from some mermaids!

PADI Divemaster Internship – 10 New Arrivals

An eclectic mix joined us this week from all over the globe.

Good to have a smiley bunch on board.

They’ll all be working towards PADI Divemaster over the coming weeks… and Maddy joins us as a current Divemaster to get some experience over the summer!

PADI Self-Reliant Diver

An increadible PADI Self Reliant Diver course taught by our in house Platinum Course Director Kim.

Really good fun, and a new challenge for our PADI Instructors who signed up.

And a very cute #Baby #CommonRay at the end is always a #Bonus

Underwater Olympics!

This week was the first of our new monthly ‘Tuesday Challenge’…

…every 3rd Tuesday of the month will have a different challenge or event for our Interns.

To kick things off we held the first ever Underwater Olympics!

Events included.. The longest CESA, 20m Sprint, Egg and Spoon Race, Gymnastics Display, Mask Swap Relay and Long Jump.

The competitors did well with Gold, Silver and Bronze on the podium winning some PADI prizes.

Watch this space for all the highlights from the event, in full colour, coming soon!!

#TuesdayChallenge #UnderwaterOlympics #Underwater #Olympics #Tenerife #LoveMyJob #LifeInParadise #PADI #BestOfTheBest #GoPro #Stamina #BeTheBest #NeverStopLearning #GoBigOrGoHome #ScubaDivers #DiveCentre #DivingTenerife #SmallerIsNeverBetter #PADITV #TheNumberOnePADIDiveCentre #WhereProsComeToLearn #Scuba #Diving

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Dog Walking – Thursday 20th June

Another successful doggy walk this Thursday.

The shelter has around 200 lovelies that need a home. With two van loads of interns at least 30 of them got some love attention and a nice walk.

https://www.aktiontier.org/projekte…/aktion-tier-teneriffa/…

PADI Rescue Divers – Ellie and Harry

Amazing effort on the PADI Rescue Diver Course by Harry and Ellie taught by PADI Instructor Cydney.

Congrats on becoming PADI Rescue Divers both!

A lot of new skills and in water practice means they are one step closer to Pro status, and have some great new safety skills and knowledge. #SafetyFirst

PADI Divemaster Internship – Stamina

Most mornings the Interns do Stamina training as part of their Divemaster Internship…

…we must seem so heartless making them do it in these conditions! #LoveMyJob #LifeInParadise

#PADI #BestOfTheBest #GoPro #Stamina #BeTheBest #NeverStopLearning #GoBigOrGoHome #ScubaDivers #DiveCentre #DivingTenerife #SmallerIsNeverBetter #PADITV #TheNumberOnePADIDiveCentre #WhereProsComeToLearn #Scuba #Diving

Emergency First Response Training

Another two Emergency First Responders in the world!!

What an amazing thing to develop skills and knowledge that could, one day, save someone’s life.

Well done to Harry and Ellie for passing the Primary and Secondary Care course on their journey to PADI Pro.

Dog Walking – Thursday 13th June

Not far from the Dive Centre is an amazing dog shelter where Marion and her team do a sterling job rehoming the abandoned dogs of Tenerife.

However, there are so many that they need help from volunteers to walk them! Good thing we have a load of dog loving interns!

Here are some pictures from the shelter and our afternoon dog walk.

A Week in Briefings

Some favourite moments from this weeks dive briefings.

It’s good to laugh as well as work hard!!!

“I can just get lost in your eyes David”

 

 

 

 

“German effeciency in concentration mode.”
“It’s all about visulaizing the dive guys.”

 

 

 

 

“…and this line here means you will have a long and prosperous life.”
“Why is that guy taking pictures of us?”

 

 

 

 

Harry briefing last nights football scores by mistake.

#PADI #BestOfTheBest #GoPro #TDA #BeTheBest #NeverStopLearning #GoBigOrGoHome #ScubaDivers #DiveCentre #DivingTenerife #SmallerIsNeverBetter #LoveMyJob #PADITV #TheNumberOnePADIDiveCentre #WhereProsComeToLearn #Scuba #Diving

PADI Divemaster Interns – Harry and Eleanor

A warm welcome to Harry and Eleanor both here to do their PADI Divemaster Internship.

Harry making use of his summer break, joining us from #England as a PADI Open Water Diver, and Eleanor, a Marine Biologist and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, has flown all the way from The #Maldives.

#Rescue #AOW #MarineBiology #PADI #BestOfTheBest #GoPro #TDA #BeTheBest #NeverStopLearning #GoBigOrGoHome #ScubaDivers #DiveCentre #DivingTenerife #SmallerIsNeverBetter #LoveMyJob #PADITV #TheNumberOnePADIDiveCentre #WhereProsComeToLearn #Scuba #Diving

Our new PADI Instructors and their PADI Divemaster students

A plethora of PADI Divers…. Open Water Divers, Advanced Open Water Divers, Rescue Divers, soon to be Divemasters, Open Water Scuba Instructors and Specialty Instructors.

Skills practice, Advanced courses, Orientation dives. It’s all systems go today!!!

Diving in Abades Bay!

Just a few photos of our PADI Divemaster Interns and PADI Instructors from a mornings dive in Abades Bay – the Marine Protected Area on our door step! PADI Fish Identification and PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty dives for the interns.

It’s a hard life…

#Octopus #Rays #BabyRays #CoolFins #Sunshine

#LivingTheDream

Newborn Common Rays in Abades

The first sighting of a new born Common Ray in the bay, with Mum keeping a watchful eye over her baby – even though they are born with full capability to fend for themselves after 9 months developing inside its mother! Abades Bay, a Marine Protected Area, is perfect for these sightings.

Captured by one of the Instructors out teaching skills to the Interns!

#Baby #Ray #CommonRay #NewBorn #BabyRay #PADI #BestOfTheBest #GoPro #TDA #BeTheBest #NeverStopLearning #GoBigOrGoHome #ScubaDivers #DiveCentre #DivingTenerife #SmallerIsNeverBetter #LoveMyJob #PADITV #TheNumberOnePADIDiveCentre #WhereProsComeToLearn #Scuba #Diving

Rescue Divers – David and Tom

Say hello to two new PADI Rescue Divers!

Congratulations to David and Tom on their continued journey. Off for some well deserved fun dives with Anoushka and her brand new Orange Scubapro Seawing Gorrila Fins!

#Scubapro #DeepDownYouWantTheBest #Germany #Spain #Tenerife #Rescue #RescueMe #PADI #BestOfTheBest #GoPro #TDA #BeTheBest #NeverStopLearning #GoBigOrGoHome #ScubaDivers #DiveCentre #DivingTenerife #SmallerIsNeverBetter #LoveMyJob #PADITV #TheNumberOnePADIDiveCentre #WhereProsComeToLearn #Scuba #Diving

Project AWARE and Tenerife Diving Academy

Today is the 3rd Anniversary of us adopting our house reef as part of #ProjectAware.

This year with the help of our interns we removed 37Kg of #Debris from Abades Bay.

Thanks to all our little eco warriors #OurOcean #OneOcean #EveryDiveASurveyDive #NextMillion2020

PADI Open Water Diver – David

Congratulations to Tommy on becoming a PADI Open Water Diver!

He has taken to diving like a fish to water!

Here he is on a #DiveAgainstDebris Speciality, moving towards Advanced Open Water whilst making a difference by cleaning up the bay!

Best of the Best Award – Tom

Occasionally one of the interns at the dive centre does something very special, or goes above and beyond… or just has an amazing attitude.

On such occasions we present them with a ‘Best of the Best’ award as acknowledgement!

Congratulations to Tom! Your amazing helpfulness and attitude over the past few weeks has been awesome.

PADI Divemaster Interns – Tom and David

Today we welcome Tom and David (also known as Tommy) into the fold.

That brings our current Tom count up to three!! Thomas, Tom and Tommy. Things may get crazy!

Tom is here to do his Divemaster, and Tommy a true Zero to Hero, will be looking to go from nothing to PADI Instructor in 6 months of intense training and hard work!

Day Trip to Tabaiba

Amazing day up north doing PADI Wreck and Deep Specialties, as well as some PADI Divemaster Assessments, with PADI Instructor Jess, and the interns.

Brilliant conditions #paradise

#BiggerIsBetter #TDA #TheFuture #GoBigOrGoHome #TheOriginalAndTheBest #PADIInstructor #DivemasterInternship #ScubaDivers #Scuba #Diving #TenerifeDivecentre #DivingInTenerife #Divemasterintern #PADIPro #Tenerife #ScubaDiving

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Divemaster Intern – Michelle

A warm welcome to Michelle who arrived today from #Australia via #England!

Great to have her here on a PADI Divemaster Internship, thanks for making the long journey to be with us.

An exciting few weeks ahead going from PADI Advanced Open Water all the way to #Pro status.

PADI Sidemount Specialty

PADI Staff Instructor, Oli, teaching soon to be PADI Instrsuctor, Charlotte, Sidemount diving. The first step into Tec diving. Both had a brilliant dive, drilling safety skills and exercises in order to complete the PADI Sidemount Specialty.

#sidemount #scubadiving #diving #underwaterphotography #scuba #technicaldiving #sidemountdiving #underwater #diver #dive #ocean #photography #travel #gopro #scubadiver #sea #girlsthattechdive #uwphotography #paditv #underwaterphotographer #sidemountdiver #scubadiverslife #scubadive #padi #scubalife #travelphotography #techdiver #divingphoto #divingtrip #scubapro

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PADI Self-Reliant Specialty


If you can’t rely on yourself, then who can you rely on?!

Some serious fun on a PADI Self Reliant course with our Platinum Course Director Kim with students, Mads and Charlotte.

 

#SelfReliant #Sidemount #PADIDC #PADIDiveCentre #PADIIDC #PADICourseDirector #PlatinumCourseDirector #BiggerIsBetter #TDA #TheFuture #GoBigOrGoHome #TheOriginalAndTheBest #PADIInstructor #DivemasterInternship #ScubaDivers #Scuba #Diving #TenerifeDivecentre #DivingInTenerife #Divemasterintern #PADIPro #Tenerife #ScubaDiving

Meet the newest addition to our family…

Meet Maggie the Manta! Amazing job by our multi-talented Course Director Kim.

PADI Self-Reliant Divers – Mads and Charlotte

Well done to Charlotte and Mads on being our first officially certified PADI Self Reliant Divers! Very cool.

An exciting and challenging course and something new and diferent to keep that diving passion alive!

PADI Sidemount Specialty with Charlotte

 

Another PADI Sidemount diver is born!

An excellent day of diving with Charlotte who now has her PADI Sidemount Speciality taught by our PADI Staff Instructor and Manager Oli.

Out of air drills, amazing buoyancy, hovers and much more.

Bored and need a new diving challenge? Interested in taking your first steps into Tec Diving? Book a course with us!

 

 

PADI Divemaster – Jovi

Another goodbye this week!

Wishing Jovi all the best back in England and huge congrats on becoming a PADI Divemaster!

#BiggerIsBetter #TDA #TheFuture #GoBigOrGoHome #TheOriginalAndTheBest #PADIInstructor #DivemasterInternship #ScubaDivers #Scuba #Diving #TenerifeDivecentre #DivingInTenerife #Divemasterintern #PADIPro #Tenerife #ScubaDiving

Another busy week at the Dive Centre

A sunny and productive week at the centre.

Lots of pre Instructor Development course practice with skills and exams for the candidates…

PADI Freediver Course…

We were also joined by Grace from #Ireland here to do her PADI IDC…

…and Tom has smashed through his PADI Advanced Open Water and is on his way to becoming a PADI Rescue Diver!

Hard work by all.

Big thanks to Instructor Jess for taking out some new divers, old divers, current divers and still fitting in time for Courses, Divemaster assessments and making the occasional cup of tea! #YouGoGirl

 

#Rescue #AOW #Freediver #PADIDC #PADIDiveCentre #PADIIDC #PADICourseDirector #PlatinumCourseDirector #BiggerIsBetter #TDA #TheFuture #GoBigOrGoHome #TheOriginalAndTheBest #PADIInstructor #DivemasterInternship #ScubaDivers #Scuba #Diving #TenerifeDivecentre #DivingInTenerife #Divemasterintern #PADIPro #Tenerife #ScubaDiving

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PADI Freediver Specialty

Sleeping on the job??? Nah just some pre freediving breathing exercises.

Another successful PADI Freediver Course taught by our very own Freediver Instructor and Platinum Course Director Kim.

The course stared with the Confined  Water sessions, teaching the students how to safely increase their breath hold times. Now onto the Open Water sessions …

PADI Divemaster Interns and IDC Candidates

Some new faces in the dive centre this week.

A warm welcome to Tom from England and Malen from Argentina both here to do Divemaster interniships.

We also welcome Jeanne from Holland who starts her Instructor Development course in two short weeks!

PADI Open Water Course – Emily

Another first timer today….

….Emily went out with Kim our in house PADI Course Director to do her PADI Open Water Course! (Jovi and Jake tagged along to see a Pro teacher in action)

Not many people can say they did their Open Water Certification with a Platinum Course Director!!