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Time for us to say goodbye to Jason and Ben

Part of meeting so many amazing and wonderful people, is the inevitability, of having to say goodbye.

Time for us to say goodbye to Jason and Ben.

Jason joined us as a non-certified #diver and after completing, all of his PADI courses, and his #PADI #Divemaster stayed with us to gain experience……… and he stayed………. and stayed……….. and stayed until finally it was time for him to return home to #Switzerland

Jason has become part of the furniture and was always willing to lend a hand to a new or experienced diver.

There are rumors he was going to also get a haircut when arriving home, but we think this is just fake news 😉

Ben was another of our PADI #Pros who had no interest in returning home after successfully completing his Divemaster program and stayed for an indefinite period of time.


He too has decided the time is right to return home.

We will miss both of these characters and wish them all the very best for the future and hope one day to meet with them again.

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Congratulations to Becky and Marlene our new Divemasters!

The good news never seems to stop here at the #TDA ……..

HUGE Congratulations to Becky and Marlene on successful completing their #PADI #Divemaster program.

The 2 #girls have been super #positive since day one and would be an asset to any Dive Centre they choose to work in.

We are so happy to be part of the journey that introduces females like this into our industry, as we could all do with some #positive #vibes at the moment

Marlene is staying in #Tenerife for a while and can speak English, Swedish, Norwegian as well as her native #Danish.

Becky will be staying with us for the foreseeable future to gain hands on experience at our very busy #DC

Awesome job ladies

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Pete, Malene, Millie and Patrick go in the water

It must be an important day to get #PADI #Master #Instructor Pete in the water again, and what can be more important than a #Divemaster skill circuit for #Danish #DMT Marlene!

They were joined by Millie, who is preparing for her #IDC and Wingman Patrick.

A great skills session where both Marlene and Millie produced excellent results.

This nearly brings Marlene to the end of her journey becoming a #DM with just some admin to do.

Millie continues and now joins the others on our Pre-IDC to start turning the great into awesome!

Keep up the fantastic work girls.

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Mina, Anna and Sophie celebrate 100 dives in traditional style!

Definitely something in the air in #Tenerife…….

Huge congratulations to Mina and Anna on successfully reaching 100 #dives

They were joined by Sophie, almost on 100 dives, to celebrate in the traditional style………..

The water temperature is around 23 degrees for those interested!

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Day out Diving at Yellow Mountain

While some of the Crew were on a Study Day, the “old” Newbies went off on a jolly to Yellow Mountain.

#PADI #CD Kim was joined by Cath, Sabby, Jason, Alicia and Millie for some spectacular dive’s at one of our old favorites #dive sites.

In actual fact, Course Director Kim done her first ever dive at the site many years ago……….. well not that many years ago, as she is still very young………….. 😮

Thanks for a great day out #Team

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New PADI Dive Master trainees – Chai, Elodie, Ben, Patrick and Thomas

We have the great pleasure in introducing to you some amazing new #PADI #Divemaster trainees here in #Tenerife 🇪🇸

We have Chai, Elodie and Ben from #France and Patrick and Thomas from #Germany 🇫🇷 🇩🇪

They join us at various levels from Rescue diver to non-certified!

We look forward to a great few weeks getting to know them better.

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The Team Goes Surfing

Its not all work, if #diving can be counted as work, as there is time for #surfing too

#PADI Course Director Kim can be found most weekends surfing in Las Americas and for the last few weeks has been joined by some of the team.

This was Niamh’s last day, and there is no better way to spend it.

Also joining this week was Jason, who is from #Australia ,so thought he would show his stuff.

The girls were all impressed…… so he said 🤔

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Millie, Jason and Cath on the way to becoming PADI Pros

Taking the next important step on the road to becoming a #PADI #Divemaster is Cath, Millie and Jason.

They have made it to the point of receiving the #DM Crewpack and now start the challenges that lay before them to become PADI Pros.

All of have done an amazing job so far and we have high hopes for seeing some awesome results.

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Open for business and ready to go PADI Pro!

After the failed attempt at the last Team photo we tried again and this time managed to get everyone in but Cath and Niamh, assisted by Millie, struck a different pose to the others…….

Never mind you get the idea, we are open for business, almost as normal.

If you are still waiting to join us we operate all year round and are ready to get you fully trained as a #PADI Pro.

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PADI Digital Underwater Photography Specialty by Jason and Cameron

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Specialty by Jason and Cameron.

2 of our #DMT spent the day learning about #photography and using cameras underwater.

Here are the finished results of a few of their images.

Not too bad at all for a first effort.

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Sabby completes his PADI Open Water and Advanced Courses

Congratulations To Sabby on successfully completing his #PADI Open Water and Advanced #Diver courses with Instructor Aidan.🥳

He is off to a flying start and loving every minute of it 😀

We have a real star in the making, keep up the excellent work 🐠

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Ben is ready to take on the PADI Dive Master Course

No time to waste for Ben our #PADI Rescue #Diver from #England so here he is with his #Divemaster Crewpack and he is ready to go.

It is going to require hard work and lots of stamina to complete the intensive version of the #DM and Ben assures us he is up for the challenge.

We will catch up with his progress soon.

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Alicia with her Scubapro gear looking IDC ready

#PADI #Divemaster Alicia is looking very pleased with herself (its all in the eyes) after finally buying a #Scubapro Trinidad mask to match her Seawing Fins.

Now she feels much happier about the forth coming PADI #IDC she joins in a few weeks.

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Millie and Cath go out on a Fun Dive

After missing out on the #Team photo for August, Cath and Millie , insisted on a picture of just them!

So here they are just before setting off on a #fun #dive at #Abades in #Tenerife

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4 new PADI Dive Masters – Niamh, Hamilton, Kevin and Harvey

Congratulations to our 4 new #PADI #Divemasters Niamh, Hamilton, Kevin and Harvey.

After weeks of hard work they passed the final assessments and exams and are now certified #DMs

Niamh is still here for a few days but the others have now returned to #England for some #quarantine and also to #Finland before returning home to #Indonesia

We wish them all the best on their #travels

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Team picture of August 2020

Time for the #Team picture of August 2020….. well almost.

We try to get a picture of the entire Team but it is more difficult than you would imagine…isn’t it …..Cath and Millie? 🤪

Just to prove its not that hard to bring the world together, in this picture we have representatives of #Australia #Switzerland #SouthAfrica #England #Ireland #Finland #Indonesia #Hungary #Holland and #NeverNeverland

So stop waiting for the #world to come to you… as it is here with us.

#TDA Where the world comes to dive.

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Cameron is ready to go PADI Pro

Time flies when you are having #fun ,so time to catch up on the latest happenings at the #TDA

Pictured here is Cameron from #Ireland proudly collecting his #PADI #Divemaster Crewpack which has all of his study materials to become a PADI Pro.

He is on to the last stretch of his #DM program and gets ready to show how amazing he is with skills and stamina……

Bring it on…….

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welcome Cameron

New PADI Dive Master Trainees – Millie, Cath, Ben and Sabby

#Summer has really arrived with scorching temperatures and amazing new #DMT (Divemaster Trainees)

To introduce our intrepid Adventurers we have Millie, Cath and Ben from #England and Sabby from #Hungary

Sabby is non-certified and ready for a challenge, Ben is a Rescue diver and here on an intensive program, Cath and Millie are Advanced divers looking to find new career paths, in this ever changing world.

As always, with the only Female Course Director, in the Canary Islands, Kim is excited to have more #GirlPower

We will keep you up to date with their progress over the next several weeks and wish them the best of success.

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#BringItOn

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Our 2 new PADI Instructors take Jason and Cameron on a Check Dive

2 of our new #PADI Instructors, Adian and Koen, with open water student Jason and newly certified Cameron during a Pre-dive safety check, just before some dives.

Jason’s ear is all back to normal after a couple of days rest, some drops and a good clean!

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Niamh is ready to go PADI Pro

With time ticking away Niamh has already started her #PADI #Divemaster knowledge reviews, after receiving her #DM Crewpack.

As she has also reached the milestone of more than 40 #dives she is already taking on the assessments required to become a PADI #Pro

On a slightly separate note there is always time to give a shout out to someone who goes that extra mile, and that is Niamh… always ready with a smile and happy to do whatever is asked… keep up the fantastic work 👏👏👏

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Instructor Koen takes Jason out for his PADI Open Water Course

Just a quick snap of Jason setting off for one of the dives on his #PADI Open Water course with new #Instructor Koen.

Jason has had a bit of trouble with his ears, but this wont keep him down, he has some drops from the Doc and is using the time to start reading his Advanced book.

A real positive character to have around the DC… ..

See you in a couple of days to carry on your #adventure

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Jason and Niamh learn the PADI Compressor Operator Specialty

The training never stop here at #TDA

Newbie Jason and Old timer Niamh successfully completed an awesome Distinctive PADI Specialty, which is exclusively available to our PADI Pro’s, the Compressor Operator and Maintenance course.

For those working in the industry it is invaluable to know how to use, and maintain Compressors.

Well done Team and keep up the excellent work.

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Introducing our new EFR’s – Niamh, Cameron, Harvey, Hamilton, Kevin and Jason

Congratulations to Niamh, Cameron , Harvey, Hamilton, Kevin and Jason on successfully completing the #EFR Emergency First Response course.

Also a huge well done to our 2 new Instructors, Aidan and Koen, as this was the first course they taught since passing their #IE….. …Great job Team

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Welcome to the Team Jason!

A very warm welcome to Jason from #Australia who has joined us, here at the #TDA in #Tenerife , to become a #PADI #Pro

With little experience and no certification Jason is already convinced he is going to love being a #Scuba junkie and we are here to support him in his dream.

He has already completed his #EFR certification and started his PADI Open Water course with new #Instructor Koen.

We wish him the best of success.

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Harvey is now a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

More Congratulations to Harvey on successfully completing his #PADI Advanced Diver course with Aidan.

Harvey is now on to a diving marathon to log dives and gain experience before commencing his #PADI #Divemaster course.

Hopefully he can get some sleep too as he is looking quite tired in this picture!

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Zeke certifies Cameron and Hamilton as PADI Open Water Divers

Our newly certified #PADI Staff #Instructor , Zeke, was back at the #TDA to put into action all of the updated techniques and theory he has just learned on the last PADI #IDC.

He had the pleasure in training and certifying 2 new Open Water Students, Cameron and Hamilton, from #Ireland and #England

Needless to say they passed with flying colours and are looking forward to starting the PADI Advanced Diver course after spending this week doing fun dives.

Thanks for the assistance Zeke.

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Congratulations to Gabriele our new Master Scuba Diver

So much for a quiet week here at the #TDA …!

Lots to catch up on……………

Firstly HUGE Congratulations to Gabriele for successfully completing his #PADI #Divemaster and PADI Master Scuba Diver programs.

In the last few weeks he was invaluable assisting with new and certified divers and generally helping around the #Dive Centre.

We are already missing him as he has returned to #Italy and we hope to see him back again here in #Tenerife

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Congratulations to our new PADI Rescue Divers – Niamh, Kevin and Harvey

Also this week in #Tenerife we have 3 new #PADI Rescue Divers, Nimah Kevin and Harvey.

After a tiring 2 days with challenging conditions they should be proud to call themselves Rescue Divers.

Again, thanks to Gabriele for his assistance during the course

Congratulations to you all.

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The new arrivals go out on some PADI DSD dives and check dives

So with all of our new arrivals we had some #PADI #DSD dives and Check dives to complete.

Obviously as we have the most amazing House Reef outside our Dive Centre that was our first destination.

With Assistance from #Divemasters we had a great dive around our Reef with one of our smaller #Turtles visiting us for a short while.

Well done to everyone and more images to come later.

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Welcome to the team – Nimah, Hamilton, Cameron, Harvey and Kevin

#Divemaster Trainees.

We have Nimah, Hamilton, Cameron, Harvey and Kevin from #England #Ireland and #Finland, although Kevin is originally from #Indonesia

Harvey and Hamilton are brothers and are our 6th set of Siblings we have taught over the years!

We look forward to teaching them to be the best diver’s they can be.

Already a few fun dives under their belts this week, and sightings of #Turtles #Moray #Eels and perhaps even an Angel #Shark …..

We will catch up with them next week we they Start they PADI courses for real.

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Gabriel completes his Deep Diver Specialty

Congratulations to Gabriel on the successful completion of his #PADI #Deep #Diver #Specialty

2 awesome days #diving at Tabaiba on the #Wreck and the Monument of “John Peter”…..

Lots of new #skills learned and confidence is growing.

Next he has a couple of days practicing skills ready for his #DM assessment next week……

In the meantime here are few great images taken of El Penon

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Time for a warm welcome to Gabriel from Italy

Time for a warm welcome to Gabriel from #Italy .

He joins us as a #PADI #Rescue #Diver and is here to complete the #Divemaster program.

Also while he is here he wants to complete the #Deep #Diver #Specialty and Night diver too, so we will keep him busy.

This week he has been brushing up on his skills and getting to know the Bay before he is taken off “up North” for his Deep #dives.

We look forward to getting to know more about him over the coming weeks.

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Congratulations to Marta on completing her PADI Divemaster and MSD

Congratulations to Marta on completing her #PADI #Divemaster and #MSD

After starting in February and staying throughout the Lockdown she has persevered and achieved all of her goals.

A fantastic positive energy around the #DC that will be missed.

See now returns to #Italy to see her family and for the #summer before returning later this year.

We have had an amazing time and are proud to have had her as one of our Trainees.

Good luck and see you soon.

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Marta and Aidan join our CD for some Specialties and amazing sea life

#DMT Marta and #Divemaster Aidan were out #diving with #PADI Course Director Kim, to complete some #Specialties.

Aside from learning new #scuba techniques from the highest qualified #CD in #Tenerife, they were also delighted to spot 3 #Rays , 3 #Octopus and 2 #Turtles .

Our House #reef never fails to deliver amazing diving.

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We’re back in the water!

Only a few days before we will be open and back to doing what we love…. diving.

Lots of positive changes and exciting things to look forward too.

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Back in the water after a long lockdown

As yesterday was World Oceans Day, it seemed the perfect day to get back into the water after the long #Lockdown here in #Tenerife

PADI Course Director Kim, Master Instructor Pete, #Divemaster Aidan and #DMT Marta spent the morning checking our House Reef and in particular the extensive Grass area that has grown exponentially in the last few months.

Overall we are happy with the condition of our Reef, but as was expected, the intrusion of plastic gloves and masks was evident.

As we are the only #PADI #Dive Centre, located at the beautiful #Abades #Bay , we have carried out many many Dives Against Debris and Beach Cleans ups over the years and it shows, as we have many other Dive Centers from all over the Island who spend hours travelling to visit, what we have on our doorstep.

We will be open and fully operational soon and will return to maintaining the dive site to its very high standards so everyone can enjoy our amazing aquatic world.

In the meantime it was great to get the Team back doing what they love… #diving

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Updated Flights to Tenerife

Flights updated.

This is the information we have been able to put together from various Airlines that serve Tenerife.

RyanAir – Commencing 1st July
Jet2 – Commencing 1st July
EasyJet – Commencing 1st July
British Airways – Awaiting update
Transavia – Awaiting update
KLM – Commencing 1st July
Vueling – Awaiting update
Aer Lingus – Awaiting update
TUI – Awaiting update
Norwegian Airlines – Awaiting update
Thomas Cook – Awaiting update
Iberia – Commencing 1st July
Vueling Airlines – Awaiting update
Luxair – Awaiting update
Swiss Airlines – Commencing 1st July

For specific route information please check the Airlines websites.

Please be aware it is a fluid situation changing daily and whilst the plan is for Tenerife to open to international Travelers from 1st July you must check any restrictions from your Country of origin.

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We are ready for you!

We have amazing news that effective from the 1st July International Tourist’s will be allowed to return to our beautiful Island.

We have been working hard behind the scenes, on upgrades and improvements, ready for your return.

For anyone that has already made a reservation we will be contacting you all individually very soon.

Our scheduled re-opening date for the Dive Centre is 15th June.

Anyone wanting any information in the mean time feel free to send us an email.

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Our DMT’s carrying out dive briefings

Just random images of our #DMT carrying out #dive #briefings in the Dive Centre.

We have an amazing Team of budding #PADI #Pros with us at the moment with great futures ahead of them.

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Behind the scenes of the Team ready to become PADI Pros

More random behind the scenes of the Team on their way to becoming #PADI #Pros

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NEC Diveshow UK 2019 (part 2)

Part 2 of just a few of the random images taken during the #Dive show at the #NEC for 2019.

Vast array of characters with a huge age range from 8 to 78 visiting our stand and taking part in the competitions.

Also amazing to see how people celebrate #scuba #dviing with applying ink to various parts of their bodies and how quickly they, or their partners, are to get it out !!

Amazing experience, hugely enjoyable and very busy…. bring on NEC 2020

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Time to say goodbye to Oli and Jess

All good things come to an end……

Time to say goodbye to Oli and Jess.

After some 18 months, here in #Tenerife and achieving more than 350 certifications, Oli is leaving to fulfill his lifelong dream of working for the BBC on a certain “wildlife” program.

Oli joined us to complete his #PADI #Divemaster certification and then went on to become a PADI #Instructor

After this he went on to become a PADI #MSDT and then Staff Instructor where he helped on several IDC’s.

He has had an impact on so many of our #PADI #Pros during his time here and we wish him well on his amazing new #adventure.

Jess has a similar story, starting her training to become a Divemaster then onto Instructor and then MSDT.

Since February she has amassed nearly 200 certifications, a great achievement for a new Instructor.

Also going with them is Archie who they adopted from the local Dog Rescue Shelter.

We wish them both well back in #England and look forward to hearing updates of their #travels

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Congratulations to our PADI Divemaster candidates Ben and Jack

Huge Congratulations to our latest successful #PADI #Divemaster candidates Ben and Jack.

These 2 very popular #Divemasters have been a great part of the Team and will be really missed around the #DC

During their time they not only completed the Divemaster but also the prestigious PADI #MSD Master Scuba Diver.

#Specialities completed for Ben were; #Wreck #DUP #ProjectAware Dive Against Debris and #Shark Conservation Awareness and for Jack; #Nitrox #Navigation and #PA #DAD and Shark Conservation.

Their time with us, as always comes to an end far to quickly and they leave soon to return back to #England and #Luxembourg

We wish them good luck on their #travels and hope to see them again one day.

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PADI PROs showing how it’s done

This is why we are the best at what we do.

When taking students out for a night dive, in this case as part of an Advanced Open Water course, Night #Dive #Specialties and #Divemaster courses its not good enough to just do a night dive, what you need to do is see not 1, or 2 but 3 Angel sharks.

Now this could be because you are being trained by the ONLY PADI Elite 300 Platinum Course Director in the region or just good luck.

Either way there is a reason we are officially the number #1 PADI Dive Centre and imitated by many.

Be Trained by the best not an imitation.

Videos coming soon.

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Congratulations to Natalie for completing her PADI Master Scuba Diver

Congratulations to Natalie on her successful completion of the #PADI #Divemaster and PADI Master Scuba Diver #MSD certifications here in #Tenerife

During her time with us she also completed 5 PADI #Specialties including Project Aware, #Shark #Conservation and Dive Against Debris all of which are very important to raise awareness among #divers

We wish her well on her journey and hope to see her back here again one day as she will be missed by not only her fellow #DMT but also the staff.

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Welcome to our latest group – Helen, Larissa, Margot, Raphael and Matt

Welcome to our latest group of #amazing individuals from across the #world joining us for the beginning of their #journey to become a #PADI #Pro

We have Helen from #Iceland Larissa from #England Margot from #France #Raphael from #Swtizerland and Matt also from France.

The intrepid #Team join us at varying levels of their #diving #careers but all bound with #enthusiasm

We wish them well on their #adventure and will keep you posted on progress.

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Congratulations to Meg, Sophie and Ellie on completing their PADI DSD

Huge Congratulations to Meg, Sophie and Ellie on successfully completing their #PADI #DSD

Also joining them was PADI #MSDT Awena, who completed her #Pro training with us a couple of years ago and after travelling to amazing places like #Madagascar is now back in #Tenerife running Frontier Tenerife.

The girls done incredibly well and it looks like we have some new #divers to join the #family

Hope to see you all again soon 😎🐳🐋🦈

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Finn is our latest Divemaster to join the PADI Pro family

After the success of the girls its now time for the guys to step up.

Finn is our latest #Divemaster to join the PADI family as a #Pro

He has become a popular member of the #Team and has taken on every challenge to become a great #Dive Pro.

There is still quite a journey before him as he joins our next #IDC in November.

So has just enough time to get some more experience helping our newest members before he sits the next round of assessments.

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PADI DUP Specialty with Jake and PADI Instructor, Jess

One of Jake’s photos taken after learning lots of new techniques from his PADI Digital Underwater Photography Speciality with our PADI Instructor Jess.

Last couple of assessments this week before he is also a PADI Divemaster!

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50th Dive, 1st Wreck Dive!

50th Dive, 1st Wreck Dive!

This week has included more different PADI Specialty course dives which have been a good fun and made the week very interesting.
The week started with PADI Fish ID course which was to learn about different species that live here in the Canary Islands. Very interesting topic and I learned a great deal more about the aquatic life in Abades. Dives were nice and relaxing.
We noted over 25 species during dives. I also did AWARE Coral Reef Conservation which included to spot different corals that one can see in Abades. There were not many but still interesting. I also did my Night Dives on Monday which was brilliant. We didn’t see that many new species during dives but it was amazing to dive at night and see the bio-luminescence underwater.
On Tuesday I did my first ever wreck dive which also happened to be my 50th dive! We went to Tabaiba wreck to conduct the first three dives of the wreck diving specialty course. The objectives of the dives were to identify different hazards in the wreck, map the wreck and practice to set the penetration line outside of the wreck. I found that the wreck itself was very interesting dive site and quite convenient as a first wreck to dive since it’s not as intimidating as I would assume some other bigger wrecks would be.
On Wednesday we practiced PADI Divemaster skills in water with Dominic in the morning and on the afternoon we went to make our PADI Deep Diver speciality dives in El Poris. We were incredibly lucky and we spotted 4 Canarian lobsters, a species that is very rare and very hard to see. They were amazing, looking like living fossils.
On Thursday we ended the week with PADI Surface Marker Buoy specialty dives and practiced with Alice the proper SMB technique.

Miia

I start my PADI Specialities

I start my PADI Specialities

My second week in PADI Divemaster training has involved different PADI Specialty courses for the PADI Master Scuba Diver program. We started the week with Peak Performance Buoyancy with Sas, Simon and Dominic. From a rusty beginning it was a good fun practice different positions, play with hoops and basically challenge oneself with different approaches. Next day’s agenda included Underwater Navigation course learning first the basics of the compass and then applying the same skills underwater.
Firstly we figured out our fin kick distances per 10 meters and then we did basic mapping with a heading directions underwater. I enjoyed to see the new part of the reef as I haven’t dived in Montana Falda before and it was really interesting to see the big rock formations. The navigation practices gave me more confidence for my own diving and trust to my compass and sense of direction. Mapping was an interesting challenge but I enjoyed the brain teaser. I also did my first Project AWARE dive picking rubbish and killing black longspine seaurchines. Seeing the areas where the black longspine seaurchines have started the invasion really gave me a new perspective of the problem in hand and I think that should be every diver in Tenerife should be aware of. I spend Thursday studying skill courses theory and PADI Divemaster manual and Friday we completed Emergency Oxygen and Nitrox courses. So now I’m certified O2 and Nitrox diver. I also observed Stan’s PADI Rescue course scenarios as a part of PADI Divemaster training. On a personal note I said goodbye to my room mate Charlene this week. The house is definitely more quiet and now I’m just waiting for new room mates.

Miia

PADI Divemaster almost finished…….

PADI Divemaster almost finished…….

Seventh week – Divemaster internship
Sunday Hazel and I were to do search and recovery dive however when we got into the water we were then told it was going to be kit exchange underwater. Apparently you are not told that it will be kit exchange with lots of time to plan as it’s a problem solving exercise, first time we tried to descend with one regulator I was not able to get a good enough breath so we came back onto the surface and tried again but this time it was hazel who couldn’t get a breath so the instructor Tania advised she would do it one on one with us. In the end I got top marks.
Monday I went on 2 fun dives with Hazel and Simon in the morning and that afternoon we went on a skills practice dive and helped each other recognize our mistakes.
Tuesday I done another skills practice dive with the instructor Laura and the new girl Kate and Hazel. In the afternoon hazel and I were buddied up to do a search and recovery and the boys Simon and Dom were buddied up the girls found there item in 2 minutes but the boys took 30 minutes we also learned how to take an item to the surface using a buoy.
Wednesday it was my birthday so we all went on a fun dive to Tabaiba where there is a shipwreck that was really awesome to see and then the boss took us for Non alcoholic beverage when we got back to the shop we had to do the 100m tow and I had to do kit exchange with Kate and she needed to be marked for hers.
Thursday was a skills dive practice again as my assessment is next week so all the practice is needed. In the afternoon I had my dive master written exam which I passed meaning I have 1 week left till I become a dive master.

Charlene

Birthday dive in Tabaiba

Birthday dive in Tabaiba

Lucky to return to diving on Sunday however was thrown right into it and ended up having to do a kit exchange with Charlene. I panicked a bit but managed to get through it. I also was shown the skills by Tania and Sass which seemed to be a lot of skills to have to learn which got me a little worried. We also got to meet a new student who was doing the PADI Divemaster this week – she seems very nice but she had signed herself up for a lot of work.
On Monday I had my first dive as a leader ! I was lucky in that I didn’t mess up the navigation and we ended up getting to trumpet fish cave ok! Killed a lot of urchins and saw a baby cuttlefish and a very big pink dentex fish followed us around the urchin patches. This was followed later by practicing the skills with Charlene and Simon. They were both really good and I felt quite far behind and I also struggled a bit with the mask skills- but practice makes perfect so hopefully I’ll get it eventually ! Tuesday was more practice as well as completing the search and recovery part of the course , I was buddies with Charlene and we found our item quite quickly whereas the boys were taking a while to find their item. Simon’s equipment was malfunctioning all over as well so we didn’t spend too much time in the water. We were also taught how to tie a bow line knot and inflate and use a recovery bag lift.
Wednesday was Charlene’s birthday so we got to head out on a wreck dive to Tabaiba. It was quite deep but really fun to get to do a dive in a new place. Dominic apparently saw a huge stingray and there were really big starfish there too! We took some fun pictures underwater too. Afterwards we came back to Abades for the afternoon and did the 100m tow. We also went and practiced skills for a little while and I got a really good hover while Simon and I were waiting for Charlene to come join us.
Thursday was skills practice with Laura down with us at the bottom to tell us what we were doing wrong – I was just having a really back day of it and so didn’t get a lot of good positive feedback on the skills. I later went on a dive with Dominic and Stanislav to trumpet fish cave and was hoping to do the three 20 minute dives but only ended up doing two dives because I had taken only a 12 tank and we went out quite far. Managed to get back fine though and had 70 bars left so it wasn’t too bad. My briefing is getting better and so are my skills so I think/hope that I’ll be better with next weeks practices!

Hazel

Enjoying the aquatic life of Tenerife

Enjoying the aquatic life of Tenerife

Sunday started off with a fun dive lead by Charlene with Craig, Abi and Dominic. I did the dive check as we walked down to the beach. We headed out towards trumpet fish cave and got a little lost along the way so tried to get our bearings again, going back on our tracks we passed over the sea grass and saw a baby stingray! After our surface interval we were snorkeling for a bit to swim back towards the cave and saw seven more rays from the surface! They were all relaxing and eating some of the sea grass. We descended again and kept our distance but watched them for a while, after one of them swam off Craig tried to measure the size of them with his arms. Coming back to shore was really difficult as we had a strong current working against us (this didn’t do us any favours in the stamina that morning either…) Later on Tania joined us on another dive and we tried to find the rays for her again but failed in doing so, we hung around the reef saw a Plain fish and killed a few long black spines sea urchins and Tania spotted an octopus which was really cool. Next ( again on a difficult swim back to the shore) we saw three more rays. At this point everyone was really tired and we shared tows going back. Eventually we all got out and everything worked out fine and by the end of the day I had gotten up to 30 dives !

Only 10 more until I can start the PADI Divemaster!!! Monday was my first dive with Simon and was lead by Abi ( I was asked to do the brief but didn’t have all the notes so was unsure what to include … ). We saw some really cool starfish that were so contorted they practically looked like sea cucumbers. We all spotted a baby cuttlefish and Abi thought it was really cute. Then somehow Abi spotted a hermit crab in amongst a tangle of seaweed. Again sticking in around the first reef we saw a lot of the usual things but I didn’t mind because I felt it was a good dive to get to know my sense of direction a bit better. This being said, we ended up in the shallows and were practically crawling out of the water as we were at 1.1m! We collected so much rubbish from the reef and sea floor. Saw another mature cuttlefish and he got very close to me which was close to see up close. We had our surface interval and then descended again to swim back in towards the shore because Simon was getting low on air (which was a first because normally it’s me that is low on air and causes dives to end sooner!) on our second descent we swam through clouds of ink and ended up seeing that it had actually been a dead cuttlefish that caused it. That night I also did my first night dive -I was very excited so took my camera. We saw more rays which was really cool at night time and Tania said she saw an octopus and I only managed to see part of its tentacles as it crawled around under a rock. I also had improved on my air usage and ended up finishing the dive with about 90 bars (possibly a record for me!). Overall, a very good experience and I would love to do another night dive soon.
Unfortunately the next morning the back pain I have been experiencing had gotten to such an extreme that I couldn’t get out of bed without a struggle with pain. I decided to pass on the diving for the day to see if it would improve after a day of relaxing it. Unfortunately this was not the case and I ended up have to go to the doctors and I was told to rest and given anti-inflammatories to take for my back. Hopefully I can start back again soon! Only 6 more dives until I can start the PADI Divemaster course!! WOOHOO!

Hazel

My turn to start my PADI Divemaster course for real

My turn to start my PADI Divemaster course for real

Week number six is starting time to get real !
Sunday I went on five fun dives with hazel, Dom, abi and Craig with myself leading the first 3 dives. We went around the Abades reef and went to trumpet fish cave we managed to see eight stingray which is the most that we have seen on the reef. After the dives they gave me some constructive feedback, point things out more and to check that everyone has completed their safety stop.
The other two dives Tania joined us and we see more stingray and a white spotted octopus. We also picked up loads of rubbish that was found in the sea.
Monday I was assisting on the rescue course for Robert, Miia and Lucia we complete all 10 rescue course exercises however on the Tuesday only Miia could complete here rescue course as the other two had issues with their ears.
Wednesday we went to El Poris to do our deep water entry with Simon, Tania and I, I scored a 4 out of 5 as I forget to check for objects or people below me before entering.
We then went out of 2 fun dives with Miia leading for the first time, I handed her my dive slate as she had not prepared a dive brief so I tried to help her as much as I possibly could and give her some hints and tips, she was then to lead the dive on the reef but she had not yet been in the reef to dive so she wasn’t too sure where and how to get to places. She buddied up with Abi so she could lead the dive. Beforehand we discussed how best to buddy people up and I was asked how I would of done it and the way I explained the instructors agreed they would of done it the same way which made me feel more confident in my own dive briefs.
Thursday I was granted a day off as I had an issue with my back muscles.
Let’s see what next week brings.

Charlene

This has been my first week in scuba diving in Tenerife

This has been my first week in scuba diving in Tenerife

This has been my first week in scuba diving in Tenerife
I arrived on Friday which meant I had one and half day to get to know to Abades and other divers before the actual course began. Upon arrival, Tania showed me my housing facilities and I met some of the other interns and house mates.
The course started on Sunday. First day was full of information that was poured onto us with a quick pace with all the gear set ups and other practicalities. Since I had no idea what to expect from a first day, this was lot to process and the day left me overwhelmed. I started my Divemaster training as Open Water Advanced diver which meant that first weeks agenda was to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course. First training day we practiced different rescue techniques and skills in water. We also went through all the daily routines from setting up gear to cleaning it and going through daily jobs.
Second day included training session in water with two different rescue scenarios to practice skills learned the day before. I practiced to use the compass for the first time in missing diver scenario and towing a unresponsive diver to the shore with relatively big surf was definitely a challenge. The rescue course exam was on a third day. I passed the exam which made it officially me a PADI Rescue diver. Excluding two rescue training sessions I hadn’t yet dived in Abades reef and that’s why decision that I was to lead the fun dives in the afternoon was a surprise. But well, I got to see the trumpetfish cave for the first time and killed my first black longspine seaurchine.
On Thursday was more fun dives, which include a lucky sighting of a common stingray.
We end the week with a good scrub of the dive center so that it would be in a top condition for the PADI inspection.
Next week I will be absent due the visit home to Finland and in weeks time I’ll be back to continue my training.

Miia

PADI Rescue and EFR courses Week 5

PADI Rescue and EFR courses Week 5

Fifth week on my internship and now a Rescue Diver
Sunday was the start of my PADI Rescue course where we learned how to help an unresponsive diver under water and how best to hold the regulator and when you should and should not put it back into the divers mouth and how to cradle the tank so you are able to ascend with them. We also learned how to tow the unresponsive diver and how to give rescue breaths and get them out of the water to begin CPR. We learned how to approach a tired diver and a panicked diver learning how to take control of the situation and how to calm them down when towing them back to the shore.
We learned how to search for a missing diver underwater.
Monday we put everything we learned into practice but with a much further distance and depth than before which we all managed to pass. In the afternoon we were shown how to provide oxygen and showing the different ways to administer it.
Tuesday was classroom day where we learned the complete emergency first response with Anne the doll that is used to practice on, we had to make sure we knew he correct term to help someone so we were protected by the Good Samaritan Law and how to perform CPR, in the afternoon we were given real life scenarios to help us understand and give us the confidence to help the person in need.
All exams passed and officially a rescue diver now.
Wednesday we came in to find that most of us were going on a fun dive to a new area called Turtle Bay half way across the island we were not lucky enough to see any turtles but surprisingly the boss and his wife came along which was nice as it was my first time diving with both of them and on the way back we stopped for a quick refreshment which was nice as the boss paid.
Thursday I went on a fun dive with Craig and Hazel, was nice a relaxed and I showed hazel how to kill a Black long spined sea urchin and she was amazed to see that all the fish follow and know exactly what you are about to do before doing it. They knew it was dinner time.
Let’s see what next week brings.

Charlene

Beginning my diving adventures in Tenerife

Beginning my diving adventures in Tenerife

Beginning my diving adventures in Tenerife on Sunday I began my PADI Rescue Diver course and EFR training. First dive was with Tania to be taught underwater rescue navigation, how to rescue an under water unresponsive diver and we also completed a short version of a tow of surface non-responsive diver.
On Monday we also repeated the exercises but were tested in them to make sure we had the correct techniques and procedure order. We completed a longer tow of a surface non-responsive diver as well as removing the victim from the water and beginning rescue breaths and CPR.
Tuesday we had EFR training taught by Alice, Tom and Charlie. We were given scenarios to test us in how to respond to an emergency situation. We then followed up the training with exams in both the PADI Rescue and the EFR theory.
Wednesday – Finally got to go on a Fun dive! Went with Pete and Alice and some of the other interns in a place called Turtle Bay. Unfortunately the memorable part of the dive was that we saw a lot of ray skeletons. Got the chance to have a good chat with everyone on the way back – along with one or two of us getting a quick nap before disassembling the gear. Luckily for me I had another fun dive on Thursday with Charlene and Craig! Went to the famous Trumpet fish cave that everyone has been talking about and got to see a lot of the local marine life! I also was shown the invasive long spine Black Sea Urchin and how some of the divers kill them in order to feed the fish. The wrasse went crazy for it and all the while there was a little black fish who was very curious and followed us around for a while ! When we were coming back in Craig found a 5€ note and myself and Charlene were picking up rubbish for Project AWARE – including a pair of underwear… I guess some people have all the luck!!!

Fun dives in Tenerife

Third week of my Internship.
Monday I was put on fun dives with Craig, Abi and Álvaro it was my first time I got to dive with the 3 of them.
Craig was leading not sure if it was his first time but he done really well making sure all points were covered including the pre dive safety check and his de brief (nervous still not done mine yet) we had a really good dive got to see a cuttlefish for the first time also so that was pretty awesome.
On Tuesday I got to do some more fun dives with Craig and Abi and this time it was Abi’s time to lead she also done very well but we did advise that she had to check on us more often and turn around to check on us and also ask us about our air. Though we did have a great dive and again got to see Abades reef.
On Wednesday we went on a fun dive this time with Baptiste, Lucas, Charlie and I but this time we done some project aware dives and killed some longspined Black Sea urchins for me it was not the first time but I still found it difficult but I finally got into the swing of things and managed to do what was required, however the fish love to eat them so was cool how close they got to me and I could see them much closer in person.
On Thursday some of the team at the dive centre had their skills assessment coming up so they were doing the last skill dive practice so we went out and I watched and tried to pick up things I may of missed before but I was easily distracted when I seen an octopus (love seeing things you don’t see everyday) however my attention was back on the other divers watching them finish their practice I have my fingers crossed for them this week hopefully pass with full marks.

Charlene

Deep diving in Tenerife

Deep diving Tenerife

Second week of my PADI internship
On the Sunday I was able to go to Las Eras and do my first deep dive this was going to be my first dive with one of the instructors called Tania.
I’m sure this women was a fish in her past life we managed to get down to 24.4 metres furthest so far I have ever dived. I have never felt a current as strong as it was in this dive location it was impossible to move without pulling yourself along the rocks but we managed to all get out safe and sound.
On the Monday unfortunately I had a common cold so stayed at home and out of the water, on the Tuesday I was still not feeling too great but went into the dive centre anyway to try and help out whatever way I could, we had paying customers in that day so I was able to help wash all their kit and do some daily jobs to try and help the other interns finish quickly and go home.
Wednesday I was better and knew I had to finish my advanced so I was able to dive I completed my peak performance buoyancy, fish identification and navigation with Sorcha.
Thursday we went out and done a 1 hour fun dive with one of the interns leading he took me to trumpet fish cave for the first time it was a really nice and relaxed dive when he got back to the dive centre we were advised we could go a night dive which would mean it would be my last thing to complete my PADI Advanced Diver certification.
So at 8pm we went on our night dive it was really good learning new signs using the torch. Once in the water it was very surreal I couldn’t see much and the torch only goes so far but in the dark ocean you really do feel very small in the big blue. I seen very large sea urchins and an octopus also an angel shark.

Let’s see what week 3 has in store for me.

Charlene

First week as a Divemaster intern in Tenerife

PADI Open Water Diver

Arrived in Abades in a taxi and all the houses looked so alike that even the taxi driver took a long time to find the house, though when I finally found it I was greeted by a Spanish gentleman who was visiting his cousin who I later found out to be one of the instructors.

With his broken English we managed to establish that the instructor was on a night dive and suddenly an Italian girl arrived at the house and was able to give me access to the property. She showed me around the house explained the house rules and general everyday rules. We then went down to the beach where you could see the others doing there night dive.

Sunday arrived and it was my first day at the dive centre after going through some paperwork and buying some scuba gear I was ready for my first day in the water, however I first learned how to assemble as dismantle my kit, I done this 3 times while the instructors watched, then it was time to pack up and go home for my first day in the water.

Monday morning we geared up was shown how to do this on the previous day and headed out with 2 instructors to do my PADI DSD.

Tuesday morning more weight on my weight belt to see if this would help me descend better as I was now beginning to learn skills along with a customer, only issue I had was having to remove by BCD on the water surface on the afternoon dive.

Wednesday morning more skills with the same customer who was doing his PADI open water course also, this time more successful except I lost my right fin twice and my mask keep flooding but I was able to handle the situation well, that evening we learned some more skills and this again was a very productive and successful dive.

Thursday morning we kitted up went out in the morning to do our first part of the PADI open water course, in the afternoon we went back out to complete the open water course and complete the open water course exam, Woo hoo I passed so now I am a PADI OPEN WATER DIVER.

Charlene

Almost at an end of my PADI Divemaster internship

PADI Divemaster internship

Hallo zum letzen mal,

das ist mein letzter Bericht, da ich nächsten Donnerstag den Kurs beende J ich habe nur noch eine Prüfung offen und das ist die praktische Prüfung zum Ablegen meiner Skills. Ansonsten bin ich fertig, mein Divemaster Exam habe ich auch am Donnerstag bestanden, jetzt heißt es noch üben üben üben, damit ich da auch eine gute Bewertung bekomme. Ich hab mich auch entschieden noch eine Fisch Identifikation Spezialkurs zu machen, da ich immer so viele Fische sehe, aber nie weiß, welche Art von Fisch es ist… ich hoffe das hilft mir, zudem heißen die Fische auf englisch meist ganz anders als auf deutsch.

Am Montag haben wir die Search and Recovery Prüfung abgelegt, das hat Spass gemacht, man muss unter Wasser in einem bestimmten Suchmuster nach einem Gegenstand suchen, diesen dann einen Bergungssack knoten und ihn langsam an die Oberfläche bringen. Am Nachmittag haben wir dann wieder Skills geübt, das macht immer mehr Spaß, sobald man sie besser und besser beherrscht, was bei mir zum Glück mittlerweile der Fall ist. Ich kann mich noch genau an den Anfang erinnern, als ich das zum ersten und zweiten mal gesehen habe und mir gedacht habe, shit, hoffentlich wird das… 😉

Am Dienstag haben wir auch nur an unseren Skills gearbeitet. Mittwoch sind wir dann nach Tabaiba gefahren und haben dort unseren deep entry abgelegt und im Anschluss einen kurzen Wreckdive gemacht. Der Tauchgang an sich kann schön sein, wenn man sich auf sich fokusiert. Ich hatte leider ein paar Unstimmigkeiten mit meinem Buddy, was mich den Tauchgang nicht genießen lassen konnte. Aber ich hab gelernt, erstmal auf sich konzentrieren und den Buddy Buddy sein lassen J Am Nachmittag ging es dann wieder weiter mit Skills.

Heute war der bisher beste Tauchtag, ich war mit meinem Buddy und unserer lieben Instructiorin privat tauchen in Las Eras, es war unglaublich viel zu sehen und ich muss da unbedingt nochmal hin!! Es ist nur 10 Minuten von Abades entfernt J

So, das war es von mir, vielleicht hört ihr wieder was wenn ich meinen Instructor mache 😉

viele Grüße,

Steffi

Stuntman becomes PADI Divemaster

PADI Divemaster Chris

We had the pleasure of training Chris, who is a stuntman in progress, which would have been amazing on its own but what are the chances of having 2 stuntman at the same time, but more about Joe later.

Chris has blasted his way through the training to become a PADI Divemaster, from PADI Open Water diver in just over 5 weeks, a great achievement.

But what will Chris’s last legacy be?
We think a poem he wrote about the “scored skills session” will live on for a very long time.

We hope all goes well for his stuntman training and that we will see him in the movies soon.

Don’t forget you are welcome back anytime for your PADI Instructor course.

And now…….. your ode to the DM skills set. Awesome Chris, just awesome.

‘Twas the night before skills set and all through the town
Not an intern was stirring as all drinks had been downed
Their CESAs were practiced with three looks I ensure
In hope that dear Adam will give a good score

The interns were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of knurled nuts danced in their heads
On the cusp of DM they soon will become
As long as the paper work, finally gets done

Some interns come 8 weeks, others slightly less
To climb up the ladder and to PADI impress
Heed my warning this ladder has some dastardly falls
Like the 800 snorkel which would damn kill us all

But aside from the stamina, your mouth will be tested
As you repeat why the tanks must be carefully rested
And “to prevent contamination, less the dust caps applied”
Will run through your head till the day you do die.

Now if your luck is good then you may get to see
The majestical Pete on a dive in the sea
The Pete is the rarest cross the whole aquatic land
But he has great camouflage to blend with the sand

22 degree water may give you a chill
Less you’ve donned a Novascotia to prevent that cold spiteful fill
But those muggles with out, must settle for 5
But the cold bite reminds them that they’re all still alive

Once beer fines are paid and daily jobs are complete
They make sure the kits back, and arranged perfectly neat
Lastly the flag must be return if not dread
‘Cause dear Pete won’t be angry, but disappointed instead

The hat of princess must be laid on the head
Of the dumbest person to date for a comment they said
To hear an example please lend me your ear
“I stopped in the stamina cause no fish did appear”

We laughed and we laughed at this terrible excuse
As it was Adam who tried to get away with its use
Dear Adam couldn’t hide away from the fact
That he might have been great once but he’s now lost his knack

Moving on but also we must start to slow down
As the morning arrives we hear alarms start to sound
The interns still groggy with fear in their eye
Knowing that they’ll be under for a very long time

But they chin up and kit up and 400 meters they walk
And they inflate their jackets for a 30 meter long snork
Down goes one then goes two till we get to the end
As they strive for perfection with their 5 point descend

One at a time they perform skill after skill
As Adam watches blankly giving all interns a chill
Out of air skills get tricky as a partner’s required
And you pray oh sweet Jesus can they not be retarded

They surface with hope that their fin pivots were OK
But some are annoyed as their ankles were floaty
But alas all is done let’s move on with the day
And walk back to the dive shop where they can say

With professionalism done they can finally move on
That’s when they will wonder what yet is to come
Their time in Abades has come to an end
They came here as interns but leave now as friends

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PADI Divemaster Menno

Time for a catch up on some of our PADI Divemaster trainees.

Menno, from Holland, joined us for one of our Fast Track Divemaster internships and sped through all the assessment’s and training quickly.

He also managed to complete 48 dives and 5 PADI specialities which makes him a PADI Master scuba Diver as well as a PADI Divemaster.

So huge congratulations to Menno and we wish him well on his travels and every success in finding his first job as a PADI professional.

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