Frequently Asked Questions for scuba diving with Tenerife Dive
PADI Courses for beginners:
Difference between PADI Scuba Diver and PADI Open Water courses. Student divers on a limited time schedule, finances or maybe you have taken ill during your course, the Scuba diver will give you a diving certification to 12 metres. This can be completed in 2 days (plus self study time) whereas the Open water is 18 metres and usually takes 3 days to complete (plus self study time). There is no time limit to upgrade from Scuba diver to the Open water course.
Minimum ages for the PADI Scuba diver or Open water course in Tenerife is 10 years old. Maximum depths for 10 and 11 years old is 12 metres.
PADI Courses for certified divers:
Difference between the PADI Adventure Diver and PADI Advanced course. For student divers on a limited time schedule or limited finances. The Adventure diver is 3 open water dives and can be completed in only 1 or 2 day(s) (plus self study time), with a maximum depth of 18 metres. Whereas the Advanced course is 5 open water dives with the deep and navigation as compulsory. This can be completed in 2 or 3 days (plus self study time) with a maximum of 30 metres.
Maximum depth for 10 and 11 years old is 12 metres – PADI Junior Adventure diver.
Maximum depth for 12 – 15 years old is 18 metres – Junior Adventure diver or maximum depth is 21 metres for Junior Advanced diver.
Maximum depth for 15 years and over is 18 metres for the Adventure diver and 30 metres for the Advanced Course.
PADI Courses for certified divers wanting to expand their diving knowledge:
Difference between a PADI Master Scuba Diver and a PADI Divemaster. The Master scuba diver is the highest amateur level on the PADI education system. To achieve this you need to have the PADI Rescue course, 50 logged dives and 5 PADI speciality diver certifications.
Whereas the PADI Divemaster is the first rung of the PADI Professional ladder. To start you need to have completed the PADI Rescue diver course (or an equivalent course with another diving agency), completed the EFR course (or hold an equivalent Primary First Aid with CPR from another agency) and have at least 40 logged dives.
Are the study materials included in the PADI course prices? Yes they are with the only exceptions of the PADI Professional level courses. The basic paper manual is included if available in your chosen language. However, if you want to study with any of the digital PADI products an extra charge may apply.
Diving for beginners in Tenerife – Non certified
What is the difference between a try dive and a Discover Scuba Experience:
A try dive is a dive in the sea from our boat to a maximum of 6 metres. This will be one to one with a diving instructor.
A Discover Scuba includes first a visit to confined water to learn the basic scuba diving skills. On the same day you can join the boat for a dive in the sea to a maximum of 12 metres. This will be one to one with a diving instructor.
Emergency First Response (CPR) course
The Emergency First Response (EFR) is the PADI authorised Primary First Aid course. This is classroom based course. It is normally run in conjunction with the PADI Rescue course. However if you already hold a Primary First Aid with CPR certificate from another organisation, this may be credited to your Rescue course instead. This needs to be have issued within the last 24 months. We would normally require a copy of the certification and the syllabus.