A busy week this week as we welcome a whole gaggle of divers and non-divers (but soon to be divers) from around the globe.
Joining us for an Instructor Development Course we have Nicole and Thomas (#Switzerland) starting a new life here in Tenerife, Thibaud (#Belgium) Quim (#Catalonia) Milos (#Serbia) all looking to become Instructors and see the world and Shawnie (#England) doing he Assitant Instructor after training with us last year.
Doing Divemaster Internships we have #ZeroToHero‘s Dave (#UK), James (#Ireland) and Letty (#Romania). Already certified but on the journey to Pro status Jack (England), Ben (#Luxembourg), Natalie (#Germany) and Jorge (#Spain).
We had the pleasure of having Mike join us to do his PADI Open Water certification with PADI Instructor Jess!
Pictured here with his brother Geoff who over the past year has reached PADI Rescue Diver with us.
Amazingly Jess assisted as a Divemaster Trainee on Geoff’s Open Water Course and a year later has certified his brother Mike. #YouGoGirl #TheCircleIsComplete #Padawan
Anyone know the species?
Frankie spotted this fella swimming past us at El Poris.
Loggerhead? Flatback? Kemps Ridley?
Well done to Frankie for completing her PADI Divemaster this week. She now is one of the many awesome PADI Pro’s around the world.
And congratulations to Richard for completing his PADI Scuba Diver course. Welcome to the underwater world!!!
#Scuba #Diving #Tenerife #ScubaDiving #ScubaDivers #ChangeYourLife #GoPro #TryDiving #Divemaster #PADI #PADITV #Internship #DMInternship #BeTheBest #TDA
Some sad farewells recently but lucky for us Tiarnan, Alicia and Marius will all be back to do their PADI Instructor Development Course with us after a few months away.
Congratulations to you all for becoming PADI Divemasters!!!
Have a nice break and we will see you all back very soon.
Some more pictures from our recent PADI Advanced Open Water Course.
Congratulations to Aaron, Isa, Cliff and Celestine for continuing their PADI journey. They now have experience in a variety of underwater disciplines #Wreck #Deep #Navigation #PPB #Shark #Night #FishID
A lot of fun and marine life along the way!
Another great PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course with Oli our in house camera man.
Alicia and Marius were a little freaked out holding his camera #YouBreakItYouBuyIt hahaha
Good fun and some excellent tips and tricks for better photo’s with a few really nice shots from both… and Oli took a few good ones too.
It’s like Charlie’s Angels but underwater!
Richard starting his PADI Open Water Course today with help from Instructor Jess and our Divemasters in training Alicia and Frankie!
#CharliesAngels #Underwater #OpenWater #PADI #LearnToDive #ChangeYourLife #Tenerife #Scuba #Diving #ScubaDiving #ScubaDivers #TDA
Interns out cleaning up our local bay on their #ProjectAware Dive Against Debris Speciality…
…They are constantly keeping the bay clean anyway so why not get a #Specialty to acknowledge it!
Some more summer farewells!
Congrats to Sam, Finn, Marius and Tiarnan for becoming PADI Divemasters and starting their professional diving journey!
Sam and Finn return to their dive club in Ireland full of PADI knowledge, Tiarnan also leaves for Ireland and Marius to the UK. We are hoping to see all four back for an Instructor Course soon.
Some shots from our recent specialty dives including PADI Digital Underwater Photography with Alicia and Marius.
This means they are now also Master Scuba Divers along with Tiarnan, Finn and Sam!
Some lovely sunlight, Octopus, Hermit crabs, Pearly Razorfish, Bandtail Puffers, Streaked Gurnards, Flounders, Turtles, Statues and more!
Awesome dive with the Interns at El Poris.
Gorgeous light, Octopus, Turtle, swimthrough …
We had it all whilst conducting PADI Naturalist, Fish ID, Deep and Photography Specialties with Marius, Frankie, Tiarnan, Alicia and Sam.
The Interns out doing their AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty
… getting in the mood and channeling their inner shark with everyone’s favourite song!
We are blessed to have our home reef frequented as a safe haven and breeding spot for Angel Sharks; a beautiful and critically endangered species.
Goodbye or Farewell…
Let’s say ‘see you later’ to Toni! Off back to #France for a few months before joining us again to become a PADI Open Water #Scuba #Instructor.
I think it’s safe to say we have him #hooked (pun intended).
Alicia and Tiarnan on the way up. Rescue done…. Divemaster begun! Let’s go!!!
Looking proud with their new PADI Divemaster packs. A bag full of knowledge and possibilities!
#PADI #Divemaster #Internship #Tenerife #Scuba #Diving #ScubaDivers #GoBigOrGoHome #England #Ireland #SkiInstructor #GoodieBag #PADITV #Paradise #WereHotYoureNot #Sunshine
After a PADI Basic Freediver course they guys strapped on some mono fins and mermaid tails for some underwater fun on the Distinctive PADI Mermaid Diver Specialty.
A popular course here for Freediving enthusiasts and Scuba Divers alike. Written by our very own Platinum Course Director Kim!
Where else can you become a mermaid or merman?!
He received his PADI Divemaster pack and is on the final leg of his Internship….
….but only the start of his new diving life!
9 amazing young Germans joined us to try #Scuba #Diving yesterday!
They have given up a week of their summer holiday to fly over from #Germany and volunteer at our local #dog #shelter Aktion Tier Acción Del Sol
They had a morning cooling off with us under the water before we all went back to walk some dogs in the afternoon.
Is that Benicio Del Toro?…
…Even better it’s our PADI Regional Manager, Gorka!
We would like to thank Gorka for taking time out to come and chat with our Divemaster Trainees about becoming PADI Pro’s.
At the end there was a short Q&A session, and then it was time for Pete and Kim to discuss mutually beneficial opportunities in the Canary Islands with the #PADI #RM.
Congratulations to Finn and April for becoming PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Divers today!
Lots of search patterns and lifting objects in some wavy conditions. Good going!
#Search #Recovery #TDA #Tenerife #PADI #Specialty #SandR #Lines #Reels #WhichWayWasItAgain #HowDoesThisCompassWork #Knots #KnotSoEasy
#Diving #Scuba #ScubaDiving #DivingAcademy
An amazing morning session on the PADI Basic Freediver course! And to top it off… a PADI Distinctive Mermaid Specialty!
Two new Mermen and a Mermaid!
The PADI Freediver course continues in open water tomorrow!
#Mermaids #Merman #Pool #Static #Apnea #PADIPlatinumCourseDirector #PADIFreedivingInstructor #PADIDiveCentre #Freediving #Freediver #TenerifeDiveCentre #FreedivingTenerife #BeTheBest #TDA #GoBigOrGoHome #DeeperLonger
Hang in there Toni!!!!
Congratulations to Toni, Sam and April on becoming PADI Wreck Speciality divers!
Over four dives and study, they learnt the proper procedures to keep them safe and enjoy many wreck dives wherever they go!
Congrats to Finn, Sam and Marius (right) on becoming PADI Rescue Divers!!!
A great and fun course to complete and big step towards becoming a Diving Professional. Next stop PADI Divemaster!
Keep up the hard work!!
A recent PADI Boat Diver Specialty took us to Palm-Mar…
Green Sea Turtles, Morays, Stingrays, Duckbilled Rays, Statues and a corageous Octopus!!!
A big group leave us today as PADI Divemasters!
Congratulations to Gledis, Janos, Mat, Stjepan, Emir, Seven and Eamonn! #Albania #Hungary #Poland #Croatia #Turkey #Ireland
They came from all over the world, from different backgrounds of different ages, with different ambitions. They worked hard and became our newest PADI Pros.
Eamonn joined an elite group this week and became a PADI Master Scuba Diver the highest elite recreational level you can reach!
Here he is on his Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty with PADI MSDT, Jess. You need a total of five specialty’s to attain this coveted level.
He also became a PADI Divemaster on an awesome last week!
This week we also welcome Alicia from #England joining us on a PADI Divemaster Internship.
After getting over a bit of jetlag from a trip to Nepal, she has been continuing her scuba diving education with some adventure dives. Next stop, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver!
Warmest of welcomes to you. You have an amazing six weeks ahead!
Marius and Tiarnan (right) have been enjoying adventure dives this week after becoming PADI Open Water Divers with PADI MSDT, Jess!!! Stjepan and Seven (left) have been helping the boys along.
Enjoy the journey boys it only gets better from here.
#Boat #FishID #Navigation #Deep #SearchAndRecovery #PeakPerformanceBuoyancy ….
The time has finally arrived for Richard to fly the nest!
After successfully passing his PADI Instructor Examination he has spent the last two months working hard and gaining experience with us here!
He’s now off into the wide world of PADI diving. Good luck Rich. Keep in touch.
Gledis on one of his first days during his PADI Open Water Diver Course.
Just a few weeks of intense training later and he has become a very capable diver heading towards PADI Divemaster Pro Status.
Want to follow him and go from #ZeroToHero? Get in touch and change your life forever!
Another look at the events on Women’s Dive Day this year!
Presentations, Dives, Beach Clean Ups and a BBQ!
Lots of fun, awareness and celebrations!
This time to Sarah, who although only with us for a short time, really got stuck in, going above and beyond with her training and extra courses.
Her hard work and attitude were acknowledged with the dive centre Best of the Best Award!
A sad goodbye to Grant from #Wales last week. He smashed out his #PADI #Divemaster course over the last three weeks and is now enjoying a well deserved holiday with his family on the Island.
Well done Grant, thanks for everything, keep in touch!
#Tenerife #LoveMyJob #LifeInParadise #ScubaDivers #DiveCentre #DivingTenerife #SmallerIsNeverBetter #PADITV #TheNumberOnePADIDiveCentre #Scuba #Diving #Wreck
Sarah on her PADI Digital Underwater Photography Specialty with our in-house cameraman and Dive Centre Manager, Oli.
Playing with the big toys!!! Sarah did a great job, producing some lovely results!
The troops off to become Rescue Divers – congrats to Eamonn, Gledis and Janos, The Three Amigos, for finishing their course today!
And to Sarah for completing her PADI Divemaster Rescue Assessment.
Lots of energy in the camp!