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Scuba Diving

Scuba diving - PADI beginners courses
Tutorials and lessons for Scuba novices

Learn to scuba dive in Tenerife.    (experienced divers go here)

Final Briefing Experience the breathtaking 'underwater world' of this uniquely formed volcanic island. If you want to, quickly get your international Scuba Divers Certificate using the best training and safety standards available, and ensure any 'non-divers' in the party enjoy their holiday too, please do contact us with what you want to achieve.

All enquiries welcome - Scuba enquires

Scuba diving pictures - Scuba Gallery

Combined superior personal tuition and no-compromise safety standards ensure you gain your chosen course certification easily and without stress. normally, all transport is arranged (if required) to the dive location.

Beginner courses available -

'Discover Scuba'        Pool based - Highly recommended 1st dive
scuba post first-dive elation Following a short briefing using video and/or flip chart, you'll enter the clear, calm water of a pool, for your scuba adventure. Under the supervision of a top diver, the pool allows you to safely discover and experience the fascinating sensations of Scuba diving. You will learn to become expert in various highly interesting Scuba techniques, free from distractions, and in a confidence building environment. This course will credit you towards become a certificated Scuba diver.
£24 excluding accommodation.

'Discover Scuba Diving'        Sea based course
Slightly more extended and advanced than the Discover Scuba course, with quality tuition and involving diving to around 5-6 metres (maximum of 12 metres, or 40ft). Takes place in a sheltered cove, usually with fish life,the course provides a gradual link between 'Discover Scuba' and the 'Scuba Diver' or full 'Open Water' courses. Ideal for those that prefer to take more time over the learning process, rather than going straight to the 'Open Water'. This course also counts as credit towards becoming a certificated Scuba diver.
£35 excluding accommodation.

'Scuba Diver'               PADI Scuba Diver Certificate is awarded
A 'Certificated' course for those that want to dive but perhaps don't have the time for the full 'Open Water' course.. You will experience an intense adventure in a short amount of time, perfect for vacationers or people who only plan to dive a couple times a year. It is a subprogram of the 'Open Water' Diver program, uses the same teaching materials and allows you to get certified quickly and easily in minimum time. With the PADI Scuba Diver certification you can obtain fills, Scuba equipment and dive under the direct supervision of a professional on your next vacation or dive trip. Credit earned in this program can be used toward the Open Water Diver certification.
£150 - includes all course materials and equipment, excludes accommodation.

'Open Water' courses.        PADI Open Water Certificate is awarded
Scuba Dive Picture This represents the highest 'entry level' for serious recreational Scuba diving. Typically, people of average confidence and determination, skip the 'Discover Scuba or Scuba Diver' courses and reserve this as their first course. Starting with no previous diving experience, you will finish with the internationally accepted Scuba Divers Certificate. Courses are 4/5 days duration and provide all the necessary knowledge and training for safe recreational diving. With a little commitment, you can even combine a holiday in Tenerife with taking these courses, which include five classroom sessions and diving in both confined and open water. A spectacular, interesting and unforgettable experience bestowing an internationally recognised qualification and for many, the fulfilment of a lifetimes ambition.

General Fitness
Scuba diving courses, like most adventure sports, requires you to be
  1. in generally good health,
  2. not normally taking medication, or
  3. not suffering from ailment that might adversely affect you when Scuba diving.
If you have any doubts, you can email us or check with your family doctor. If you have any condition that gives you doubts about Scuba diving, we can send you a special form to take to your doctor. If he is happy with the information on this form, he can sign it and you can bring it with you.

This is general information about Scuba courses for those who want to
know more. Not all of these courses are necessarily available in Tenerife.

Already Certificated Scuba divers

Tenerife Experienced divers and beginners are constantly amazed by the breathtaking underwater world of this uniquely formed volcanic island, set in the Canary Islands archipelago. It offers a fabulous climate and resort standard accommodation at affordable prices. Any non-divers in your party are at the right place for a great holiday

'Dives Only' are normally available and include all equipment and buddy diver, so you can enjoy diving and travel without carrying personal equipment items (may be used if you prefer.)

Scuba Diving Courses for minimally and advanced certificated divers.
Tenerife is the perfect place to extend your diving experience and Scuba qualifications. Scuba courses are all year round by approved Scuba Diving organisations. Courses carry the appropriate International Scuba Diving Certificate.

Scuba diving courses normally include.
Scuba Dive Insurance, all of the course materials you will require to complete your Scuba course, dive equipment and fins (flippers), etc. Transport to dive sites and boat hire will be provided as required.
They do not normally include Accommodation, which will vary according to dates, standard required, resort and location. High value accommodation suitable for Scuba diving holidays can be found on the Apartments menu at the top of this page.

'Advanced Open Water' courses. (PADI)
Certified 'open water' divers - increase your skills and knowledge and learn many of the more advanced techniques that will increase your Scuba diving understanding and fulfilment. Many of the techniques learned will serve as a sound basis for later Specialist Courses, such as Deep diving, Navigation, Night diving, Wreck diving. The practical tuition is spread over five intensively specialised dive sessions. There is no formal exam with this course. Final Briefing

Medic First Aid courses. (PADI)
Courses involve learning the techniques of first aid and resuscitation for diving and non diving accidents. Classroom based, these are important courses for divers, and in fact, very good recognised courses for non-divers. Most combine this course with the Specialist DAN O2 Oxygen Courses, as they are both a prerequisite for the Diver Rescue courses.

Advanced Open Water 'Plus' Course. (PADI)
A structured, well-supervised, in-water, performance based program. Includes nine dives from the following list (four if your already an PADI Advanced Open Water Diver)

In addition to dives, all you need to do is be current in CPR and first aid training (i.e. PADI MEDIC FIRST AID) and complete the five dive academic topics - Physics, Physiology, Recreational Dive Planner, Diving Skills and Environment, and Scuba Equipment (from the PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook) to make the grade.
After receiving your PADI Advanced Plus certification you can participate in more advanced diving activities to a recommended depth limit of 30 metres/ 100 feet. Parts of the Advanced Plus certification, may apply toward becoming a PADI Rescue Diver and PADI Divemaster, as well as toward PADI Instructor. If you're between the ages of 12 and 14, there's the Junior Advanced Plus programs

Rescue Diver courses (PADI)
Designed to develop the knowledge and skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and manage diving accident situations, rendering proper first aid and qualify for Divemaster training.

PM8. Master Scuba Diver courses. (PADI)
The highest diver level in recreational level Scuba education. Denotes superior achievement and proficiency in dive skills, experience and underwater activities. You need to be at least 15 years of age and complete the PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Advanced Plus (or equivalent), PADI Rescue Diver, and any five PADI Speciality Diver certifications. Or, if you're a PADI Divemaster, complete any five PADI Speciality Diver ratings.

DiveMaster Course (PADI)
Boat departure Course designed to develop the knowledge and skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and manage diving accident situations, rendering proper first aid and qualify for Divemaster training.

Equipment Specialist courses (PADI)
Theory, principles and operation of dive equipment. Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures. (May include a demonstration of repair procedures.) Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment. (Optional trying of new or unfamiliar equipment in confined water may be included.)

AWARE Fish Identification courses (PADI)
Two open water dives, practising fish identification techniques, and the collection of fish identification data for submission to the REEF Fish Survey Project (if appropriate). After the dives, you're required to log the experience in your personal log book.
Includes -
1. The Project AWARE philosophy about protecting world-wide aquatic ecosystems.
2. Fish family groupings and common characteristics of fish species found in the local area.
3. Fish surveying techniques and strategies for collecting valid data.
4. The planning, organisation, and procedures for identifying fish families and species while diving.

Boat Diver courses (PADI)
Learn the techniques and procedures for diving from different types of boats (inflatable boats, hard-hulled day boats, cabin cruisers, live-aboards, sailboats, etc.).

Propulsion Vehicle courses (PADI)
Gain the knowledge and learn the techniques used when diving with an underwater propulsion vehicle. Includes handling situations such as Vehicle failure and Runaway motor.

Drift Diver courses (PADI)
The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of drift diving. including training on (i) special equipment, floats, lines, reels. (ii) Proper procedures for buoyancy-control, navigation and communication. (iii) Site selection and overview of aquatic currents causes and effects. and (iv) Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group.

Enriched Air Diver courses (PADI)
The PADI Enriched Air Diver program emphasises the theoretical and operational considerations involved with enriched air diving. Additionally, you'll get to go on to training dives during the program.

Multilevel Diver courses (PADI)
See a variety of different types of multilevel dive calculators and learn all of the techniques and hazards associated with multilevel diving. Decompression sickness theory is reviewed. Emergency decompression procedures and other safety guidelines are covered, including the care and maintenance of dive computers.

Night Diver Course (PADI)
During your program you'll go on three open water dives. You'll learn to prepare night dive activities and develop your knowledge and techniques for safe, exciting night diving.

Peak Performance Buoyancy courses (PADI)
The finer arts of Fine-tuning neutral buoyancy underwater - Positioning and distributing weight for comfort and desired body position (trim in the water) - Visualisation techniques prior to dives, Buoyancy checks, Hovering and Establishing neutral buoyancy during all segments of a dive.

Search and Recovery courses (PADI)
Four open water dives, conducted over at least a two-day period, with academic sessions. Techniques and application of a variety of search and recovery methods and including (i) procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of search and recovery diving. (ii) (iii) Limited-visibility diving and underwater navigation techniques. (iv) Proper techniques and safety considerations for object location, including the use of various search patterns, lines and reels. (v) Proper techniques and safety considerations for recovery of objects using various lifting devices.

Underwater Naturalist courses (PADI)
Consists of basic overview of major aquatic life groupings (kingdoms and phyla). Factual information that dispels myths of potentially dangerous aquatic life. An overview of basic aquatic life interactions and associations. Responsible human interactions with aquatic life. Diving technique used to help preserve bottom dwelling aquatic life and minimise aquatic life disturbance.

Underwater Navigator courses (PADI)
Apart from techniques and planning, you will learn methods of estimating distances underwater, natural navigation techniques, how to use underwater patterns, dive site relocation techniques, and compass navigation techniques

Underwater Photographer courses (PADI)
During your PADI Underwater Photographer program you'll go on two open water dives, which may be conducted in one day. This is where you'll put in to practice the tips and techniques you learned from your instructor and the PADI Underwater Photographer Manual and video.

Underwater Videographer courses (PADI)
A complete course, covering the selection, maintenance, care and handling of underwater video equipment Training will be given on safe diving practices while using underwater video equipment. Technical training includes - (i) Exposure, focus, and maintaining colour with video equipment. (ii) Shot types, lengths and camera moves. (iii)Developing a story line and shot sequencing in addition to the planning, organisation, procedures, techniques and problems of underwater videography.

Deep Diver courses (PADI)
The program includes four open water dives, which are conducted over at least two days. The minimum depth for the deep dives is between 18 to 30 metres/60 to 100 feet, with no dive exceeding 40 metres/130 feet. All your dives will be conducted within the no-decompression limits, with deeper dives conducted first. During your program, you'll cover the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to dive deep.

Wreck Diver courses (PADI)
Four open water dives, were you'll put in to practice the information you gained from listening to your instructor and from the PADI Wreck Diving Manual and video. Includes - (i) The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving. (ii) The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment, penetration lines and reels. (iii) Limited-visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures.

Nitrox Diving courses (TDI)
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Advanced Nitrox courses (TDI)
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Extended Duration courses (TDI)
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Decompression Dive courses (TDI)
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Oxygen First Aid courses (DAN o2)
Teaches the advanced techniques of using oxygen for resuscitation and/or life support for both diving and non diving accidents. Classroom based course for divers and non divers. Most combine this course with the Medic First Aid Course, as they are both a prerequisite for Diver Rescue course.

Experienced divers who are holiday and simply want to go diving can buy 'Dives only'. These include the tank and weights, but not wet-suits, fins etc.

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