What is a diving certification and what is it for ?
This is supposed to represent a defined level of skill and knowledge in underwater diving. Divers are required to carry a qualification log or certification card to prove their qualifications when booking a dive trip or renting dive equipment.
Recreational certifications are issued by numerous diver training agencies. The main worldwide diving organizations are PADI, CMAS, SSI, BSAC, SDI, NAUI. Different agencies will have different entry level requirements as well as different higher-leveldegrees, but all allow a diver to develop their skills and knowledge in achievable steps.
What qualifications do you need to be a diver?
To do PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba Diver course) or PADI Open Water course (or Junior Open Water), you must be 10 years of age or older. Even if you do not need any previous scuba diving experience, you need adequate swimming skills and be in good physical health. Before making any decision, we recommend you try it out first through the Discover Scuba Diving program or a simple scuba diving try dive.
Scuba Divers may only dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet. Open Water Divers can plan and execute dives with a certified buddy or professional diver to a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet.
How long does a PADI certification take?
Your PADI SCUBA certification does not expire. It is highly recommended that you continue practicing, diving at least more than once a year.
Is it difficult to learn to dive?
As a recreational activity, diving Tenerife is one of the easiest to learn. As you glide along taking in the underwater sights, you are involved in just three basic skills: hovering, flapping, and breathing.
How long does it take to complete the PADI Open Water course?
It is possible to complete your confined and open water dives in three to four days by completing the knowledge development portion through PADI eLearning or other online study options we offer.
Why do you need diving certification?
The most important reason to get a scuba diving certification is safety. Open water diving Tenerife classes begin by teaching you the basic skills and knowledge that will be an integral part of your entire diving career, whether you stay at the beginner level or continue to advance your training.