"Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice" - Anton Chekhov.
At Tenerife Scuba our goal is to train people to become safe, confident divers. Theory is important as it forms the basis of the physical skills you learn during any course. Like any skill though you get good at it by practice and repetition which is called “Going Diving” Just because you have done a course, got a card it doesn’t make you’re a better diver. Maybe What you need to do is get some more experience!
Learning to Scuba Dive is listed as one of the top ten things to do before you die!
If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course. Well this is for you, it allows the young of heart to experience the thrill of breathing underwater and exploring the underwater world accompanied by an instructor or certified assistant.
You have two choices
In the dive centre our PADI instructors will help you understand the basic safety guidelines and skills you need to scuba dive, along an explanation and demonstration of how your scuba equipment works. Following this we spend 30-40 mins in the swimming pool, less than 5m from the dive centre doors, where you have a chance to practice and master some of the basic scuba diving skills which will allow you to complete the 2nd dive under the guidance of a dive instructor.
Following this we travel to the harbour (3min drive) and a 5-10 min boat ride to one of several dive sites we use for this introductory scuba experience. You will be under water for around 30-40mins, to a maximum 12m.
You need to allow about 5-6 hours in total from start to finish.
Cost €110 per person
In the dive centre our PADI instructors will help you understand the basic safety guidelines and skills you need to scuba dive. This includes an explanation and demonstration of how your scuba equipment works.
Following this we travel to the harbour (3min drive) and a 5-10 min boat ride to one of several dive sites we use for this introductory scuba experience.
The dive will last 30-40mins to a maximum of 12 meters. AS you will not have time in the pool while you are in the water you will be on a "one to one" basis with an instructor, one customer one instructor.
You need to allow about 3 hours in total from start to finish.
Cost €70 per person
Please note that you do need to be able to swim to do this, you don't need to be an Olympic class swimmer, but you do need to be comfortable in the water.
What do you need to bring? Swimming costume and a towel, along with a change of clothes, and a smile we provide everything else.
Note: Try Dives are resource intensive and no booking is confirmed until receipt of deposit.
"YOU NEED TO LEAVE A MINIMUM OF 12 HOURS BETWEEN A TRY DIVE AND FLYING, OR ASSENDING TO ALTITUDE GREATER THAN 600M. SO YOU CANNOT DIVE IN THE MORNING AND GO UP TO MOUNT TEIDE IN THE AFTERNOON OR FLY"
Is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.
Get your PADI scuba certification. If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver.
Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!
To enroll in the "PADI Open Diver" course or "Junior Open Water Diver" course, you must be 10 years or older
How long3-5 days
That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification
The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water.
This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor. This course builds on what you've learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.
You'll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:
The Fun Part: Your Choice...
One reason you´'ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, night diving, peak performance buoyancy and much more.
Get credit! Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.
To take this course, you need to be:
CPR and First Aid: EFR, Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care First Aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports just in case. You need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course.
EFR is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these life saving skills and they're for anyone, not just divers. Many of the skills you will learn are exactly the same as those by doctors and staff in the Accident and Emergency departments of hospitals!
The fun part about EFR training is learning serious medical emergency response skills in an upbeat, positive environment. You gain the confidence that you are prepared to help in an emergency.
What You Learn in the EFR Primary and Secondary Care Courses:
The Learning Materials You Need:
Through a combination of independent study and skill practice with an instructor, you'll build the confidence and skills to provide basic emergency care. The Primary and Secondary Care Manual and video on DVD preview scenarios and provide step-by-step skill demonstrations.
The EFR Response Care at a Glance card is a quick-reference guide for emergency situations. Designed to fit in a glove compartment or backpack, the Care at a Glance card is an important component for any first-aid or disaster preparedness kit.
To enroll in EFR courses, you must Care about other people and want to be able to assist them in a medical emergency.
Challenging and rewarding best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you've already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur..
The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it's the best course they've ever take!
What You Learn:
The Scuba Gear You UseYou use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories.
Be 15 years or older.
Have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization).
Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years. See the Emergency First Response CPR and first aid course details.
This certification denotes that you've reached the highest recreational diver level in the PADI System of diver education. PADI Master Scuba Diver indicates you have a significant amount of training and experience in a wide variety of dive environments.
No one said prestige was easy to come by, but it is certainly well worth it. As a Master Scuba Diver your experience will open a new level of confidence whether you're diving local wrecks, quarries, reefs or exploring exciting dive environments around the world. Achieving recognition as a 'black belt' of recreational scuba diving is amongst the most sought after diving accolades.
So how do you earn the Master Scuba Diver rating?
As the Master Scuba Diver certification is a recognition of previous training and experience, there is no fixed course outline as such. Please refer to the individule course details for specialities that interest you.
PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) 15 years old.
12 years old for Junior Master Scuba Diver)