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Dive Against Debris Tenerife

Some of the Team were out on a Dive Against Debris last week and we are happy to say they came back with very little #rubbish

1 #PADI #Instructor and 6 PADI #Divemasters managed to collect a total of 350g of rubbish from our House reef !

We are happy that carrying out a #DAD every 2-3 weeks is having such a huge positive effect on our #Reef

Well done Team and keep up the excellent work.

#TDA #TenerifeDivingAcademy #DiveAgainstDebris #DM #PADIDiveCentre #ProjectAware #EveyLittlehelps #HouseReef #Abades #HouseReefTenerife #BeTheBest #Tenerife #Divemaster #PADIPro #PADIDivemaster #DivemasterInternshipTenerife #DivemasterTenerife #InternshipTenerife #Adventures #NumberOneAndProud #NumberOnePADIDiveCentreForFiveYears #BiggestAndBest

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New PADI Instructors flying the nest

This week brings a slightly quieter time to our #PADI Dive centre as the new Instructors have completed all of their MSDT Prep training.

Among the PADI #Specialties taught by our in-house Course Director last week were; #Wreck #Deep #SMB #EmergencyOxygen #ProjectAware #FishIdentification #CompressorMaintenance #Nitrox #Navigation #SharkAware #DiveAgaintDebris and #Night

Some of the Instructors now depart for new destinations, and new opportunities, in #Malta and #France others are looking at options and 2 have stayed on to gain the all important valuable experience training real divers here in #Tenerife

We wish them all the very best in their new careers as Dive Instructors

#TDA #TenerifeDivingAcademy #BeTheBest #PADIPro #InternshipTenerife #NumberOneAndProud #PADIIDC #PADIInstructor #PADICourseDirector #PADIPlatinumCD #PADIPlatinumCourseDirector #IDCTenerife #NumberOnePADIDiveCentreForFiveYears

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Time to blow out all of the cobwebs with some DVP’s and a DAD Specialty

Time to blow out all of the cobwebs and what better way than with some DPV’s and everyone’s favorite PADI Course Director, Kim.

To make the day special let’s add in 2 amazing #PADI #Instructors from Teide Divers, Nicole and Thom, who we became friends with when they completed their #IDC with us last year.

And to finish off, why not make it a Dive Against Debris so we can take #DMT Marta to finish her PADI #DAD #Specialty and become a PADI #MSD

After a very long, fun, exciting dive we were pleased to say that our House Reef at #Abades is still looking pretty pristine with only minimal debris.

Everyone had an amazing time with Marta saying it was her Best Dive Ever!!!

How could we argue with our favorite #Italian

All went well, even when Nicole thought she would try and make the Navigation harder … but even that Sandstorm couldn’t ruin the 40m+ visibility

An awesome day……. looking forward to many more 😀😎🐠

#TDA #TenerifeDivingAcademy #TeideDivers #PADIDiveCentre #BeTheBest #TheNextGeneration #Adventures #LivingTheDream #NumberOneAndProud #BiggestAndBest #PADIInstructor #PADICourseDirector #DiveAgainstDebris

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Time to blow out all of the cobwebs with some DVP's and a DAD Specialty

Let’s save our ocean!

#ProjectAware pure awesomeness last week.

The Interns took part in Project Aware, #SharkAware and #DiveAgainstDebris Speciality courses with a total of 19 new speciality certifications in the ever important Project Aware Courses.

Let’s make all divers #Aware divers and start the education and attitude needed to save #OurOcean

#OneOcean #OneWorld #Tenerife #ScubaDiving #Scuba #Divers #PADI #PADITV #DAD #CleanUp #Sharks #Debris #Divemaster #Internship #TDA #AreYouAware? #DM #PADIDM

 

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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.

#PADITV #PADIDiveCentre #PADIDivemaster #BeTheBest #TheNextGeneration #Adventure #StartLiving #DivemasterInternshipTenerife #LivingTheDream #TDA #DivemasterInternship #WanderLust #ScubaDiving #Scuba #ScubaDiver #DM #CanaryIslands #NumberOneAndProud #IDC

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PADI Dive Against Debris

#DiveAgainstDebris

Interns out cleaning up our local bay on their #ProjectAware Dive Against Debris Speciality…

…They are constantly keeping the bay clean anyway so why not get a #Specialty to acknowledge it!

Project AWARE – Kim Timmers

Project Aware has been chatting to Kim, our resident PADI Platinum Elite Course Director!

Read more about her here …

https://www.projectaware.org/news/my-ocean-story-kim-timmers

Diving in Abades Bay!

Just a few photos of our PADI Divemaster Interns and PADI Instructors from a mornings dive in Abades Bay – the Marine Protected Area on our door step! PADI Fish Identification and PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty dives for the interns.

It’s a hard life…

#Octopus #Rays #BabyRays #CoolFins #Sunshine

#LivingTheDream

 

Project AWARE and Tenerife Diving Academy

Today is the 3rd Anniversary of us adopting our house reef as part of #ProjectAware.

This year with the help of our interns we removed 37Kg of #Debris from Abades Bay.

Thanks to all our little eco warriors #OurOcean #OneOcean #EveryDiveASurveyDive #NextMillion2020

PADI Open Water Diver – David

Congratulations to Tommy on becoming a PADI Open Water Diver!

He has taken to diving like a fish to water!

Here he is on a #DiveAgainstDebris Speciality, moving towards Advanced Open Water whilst making a difference by cleaning up the bay!

PADI Night Diver Instructor Specialty

Looks like we have ourselves some new PADI Night Diver Speciality Instructors!

A lovely night for a dive and racking up the qualifications with another bunch of Instructor Specialities this week including #FishID #DiveAgainstDebris and #BoatDiver.

#PADIInstructor #PADIIDC #GoPro #TDA #BeTheBest #NeverStopLearning #GoBigOrGoHome #NightDive #ScubaDivers #DiveCentre #DivingTenerife #SmallerIsNeverBetter #LoveMyJob #PADITV #TheNumberOnePADIDiveCentre #WhereProsComeToLearn #PADICD #PADICourseDirector #CourseDirectorTenerife

 

Project AWARE dives on Abades

Project Aware Dives Tenerife

The planet’s oceans (technically 1 interlinked ocean) are extremely important to us. They are the source and sustenance of all life on Earth, oxygenating the air we breath and spreading warmth around the planet, as well as providing us with our best-loved, romantic and imaginative stories. The spectacles of nature in the oceans are unparalleled, inspiring every diver that witnesses underwater environments.

Even with all this aside, seeing the amount of marine debris is painful to anyone. Taking into account the significant importance of the oceans and the 693 different species animals that are directly affected by rubbish, it becomes almost unbearable. The large majority of marine debris sinks, so as divers, we have a unique opportunity to tackle this issue head on. Whenever an item of marine debris is removed from the ocean, it becomes safer for marine animals, the data collected informs policy and expands understanding and convinces others of the need for change.

In our latest project AWARE dive on Abades Bay, 4 divers collected 5kg of human caused marine debris over the course of 2 short dives. It was very rewarding to know that the 3 bags of trash we removed can no longer cause harm to the great variety of species that live and visit the reefs around the bay.

Hopefully the continuing efforts of divers, driven by the proud history of removing rubbish from the oceans will preserve the oceans and all their beauty for the next generations of the planet to enjoy 🙂

Simon Weighell
PADI Divemaster Trainnee – England

#ProjectAWARE #Adoptadivesite #DiveAgainstDebris

My first Project Aware dive in Tenerife

Project Aware Tenerife

There is something about diving that we love, once you dive beneath the water, enjoying the amazing environment and everything it has to offer to us. From the small organisms, all the way up to the largest of creatures that roam this world. However, we have a problem and we have created it. The sea is littered with rubbish, even in Abades Bay, Tenerife, we have a lot of rubbish in the sea.
We need to keep it clean!

During every dive that we do here we make sure we pick up as much rubbish as we can and bring it out of the ocean. Education is also highly important; the more people understand this problem the better, and then we can get more people to help take care of their surroundings.

That is why during my PADI Divemaster internship in Tenerife I did a Project Aware specialty. I had to plan and lead a dive in the House Reef along with 2 other people who wanted to join, Abi and Craig. This dive lasted 56 minutes and we managed to fill a big bag full of rubbish. Some of the many things we found during our dive included plastics, papers, sharp metal and also a shoe!
It really is unbelievable how much rubbish you can find when you look for it.
Dragging this big bag of rubbish out of the sea felt good though.
It was a really nice dive, knowing we are doing something really positive for the local reef and at the same time enjoying it too.

Bringing rubbish out of the sea we do on every dive but this was on a much larger scale as we came fully prepared for it.
We really enjoyed doing this for our local reef and would recommend anyone else who is diving here or anywhere else in this beautiful planet to do the same too.

Let’s help make this ocean a little cleaner, one step at a time.

Linda Orru
PADI Divemaster – Turin, Italy