PADI Divemaster interns Blogs

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Dive and Sea Tenerife are now part of the Tenerife Diving Academy group of Dive Centres. All further internships will be accommodated at the Academy’s training Centre in Abades. Please click on the link for the Blogs by all the current PADI Divemaster candidates on their internships.

PADI Divemaster internship Blogs 2015

El-Puertito-Turtle-Divers Dive addiction and cool divers - Hi, my name is Fatin. I am a dive addict. And the only therapy I’m getting is to continue my addiction. Started from an insecure diver, I blossomed to a confident divemaster through the span of the 8-weeks long Divemaster internship, with the guidance of the instructors, Divemasters and Interns. The weather of Tenerife, the… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-Aquatic-Life-Sharks-Sting-Rays-Fish (43) Hello new interns, you seen my diving knife? - When you say something over and over again, you start believing it, and I am starting to believe I am really a Starfish, a brainless creature, but still a pretty sight. This week, I have been leaving breadcrumbs around the different dive sites in Tenerife; my dive knife and my starfish earring. After my rampage… Continue reading...
Diving Tenerife - San Miguel Done it, Im a PADI Divemaster………. Whats next? - I AM FINALLY A DIVEMASTER!! I would like to thank my family, friends, motley crew on the Divemaster internship for believing in me: The Instructors, Divemaster, interns. Couldn’t have done this without you lot. *Takes a bow, awaiting for endless applause and showers of red roses* Frankly, once everything is accomplished and after the momentarily… Continue reading...
Sunset in Tenerife The ocean has thrown a tantrum, off to the naughty step! - When I first arrived, the fear of not being able to pass my divemaster course loomed over me. Am I fit enough? What if I can’t pass my stamina? What if I can’t pass at all? For the past 5 weeks, everyone on the internship helped me out, shoving those vile thoughts out of my… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-Aquatic-Life-Sharks-Sting-Rays-Fish (77) Eagle rays, Austrailian interns and Broken Vans - It already been a month! On Monday I was off diving at Alacala, with Josh, a customer from UK, and Flounder. The visibility was horrible with only 1 metre and the waves continuously breaking on the rock steps. We were pleasantly surprised by the rare sight of a sea snake before it was engulfed by… Continue reading...
diving-tenerife-Tabaiba-Wreck-16 Ive done it, Im A Divemaster - So my 8 weeks in Tenerife have now sadly come to an end, but at long last I am a PADI divemaster! I could not have done it without great company from my fellow interns along the way, fantastic support from everyone here and of course special thanks must go to all of my Instructors… Continue reading...
diving-tenerife-Abades-Bay-Angel-Shark Angel Sharks :) - All of a sudden I realise that after this week I only have one week left. Seriously, where has the time gone?! My training is almost complete, I am just left to do my EFR, the kit exchange exercise and to have the last few pool skills signed off. Hopefully this should all get done… Continue reading...
diving-tenerife-Tabaiba-Wreck diving Wreck Diving, EFR and Santa Cruz, what a busy week! - This week consisted of me diving on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with two days off on Friday and Sunday and a short day on Saturday. Monday saw me head to Abades for only the second time, on a day with high winds and strong swell, with Hermit, Flo and Dave, a seasoned customer. Flo took… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-Aquatic-Life-Sharks-Sting-Rays-Fish (45) If you dont like fish and Sting Rays, dont do the Divemaster internship! - My third week on my Divemaster internship has been much quieter than my first two, mainly because at least i am starting to understand how everything works and where everything goes. I was stuck on dry land for a couple of days and this time was spent fine-tuning my pool skills and I think I… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-Aquatic-Life-Sharks-Sting-Rays-Fish (50) Goodbye old friend, Bring on the Divemaster course - This week was a bittersweet 72% cocoa dark chocolate. Yesterday marks Ollie’s last day. I am very proud that she’s a certified Divemaster and super thankful I’ve met a wonderful crazy friend. For the past three weeks, she cheered me on, encouraged me and attacked me. As mentioned in previous posts, my stamina components needs… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-Aquatic-Life-Sharks-Sting-Rays-Fish (71) Getting close to being a Divemaster - Week 5, time to start completing the Divemaster stuff !! Diving was limited to Tuesday and Sunday of this week, due to completing Divemaster tasks, more of than in a bit and a considerable amount of socialising! Monday consisted of me getting some more of my Diver Skills signed off, which I am now making… Continue reading...
Divemaster internship Europe Diver 3 Helping with new divers - This week started off with me in the pool watching Lee the instructor, whilst he was teaching two new Open Water students, Anglo-Hungarians named Lily and Daniel. It was my first experience of watching real students as a Divemaster intern and I learned a lot about positioning, my role as an assistant and how to… Continue reading...
EFR Teneife Dive internship Week 1 of my Divemaster internship - Hi, my name is Starfish. I am an Emergency First Responder, may I help you?” Oh yea! I am officially qualified to give CPR during emergency situations, not that I’m going to run up to random strangers demanding whether they want to receive rescue breaths and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This week passed by in a blur… Continue reading...
Divemaster internship Cleaner Shrimp We almost got to the Marine Reserve - I’ve now finished my second week in Tenerife as a Divemaster intern and this week has definitely not felt as full-on and as hectic as my first week, possibly because now I am more settled and getting more accustomed to the early starts. My lack of a working underwater camera is still an annoyance but… Continue reading...
Night Diving on internship Diving, Snorkelling and Sting Rays - I wanted to do my Divemaster internship because I’m a marine biology graduate struggling to find paid work in this economic climate and I thought getting a Divemaster qualification would not only be good for my job prospects but also be a worthwhile experience for me as a person who has been diving since they… Continue reading...
Tenerife-Diving-PADI-Rescue-Course-Exercises Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver and Divemaster Courses - Paul is back !! Paul is spending 2 weeks here with us doing his PADI Rescue course and some dives. This week has also been one of the busiest i have ever had. On monday we dived Poco naufragio and peqeño valle, and in the afternoon i did the PADI Rescue confined sessions with Paul… Continue reading...
Tenerife-Diving-Abades- Starfish almost a PADI Divemaster - This week was for Starfish, we spent most of the week finishing every skill and dive Starfish had to do to become a PADI Divemaster. We finished the stamina, did the deep assesment, completed the book and exams, and got her to lead and brief some dives. This was also Paul and Casper’s last week… Continue reading...
dive-and-sea-tenerife boat diving Boat Diving Tenerife - This week was the start of our new Divemaster intern, Seahorse, and also marks the halfway point of Starfish’s internship. We had some very interesting diving this week, going to Abades and Alcala and also preparing the boat for it’s entry into the ocean. We also started Seahorse’s PADI Advanced Open Water course doing Fish… Continue reading...
Tenerife-Diving-Discover-Scuba-Diving-4 PADI Bubblemaker galore Childrens Scuba Diving Fun in Tenerife - This week was very busy and quite fun, we had a lot of PADI Bubblemaker courses on Monday we were joined by William and Daisy then at the end of the week we had Liam, Katie and Harry they all did amazingly well and hopefully they will all be back to compete their PADI Open… Continue reading...
Diving Tenerife - A beautiful island Sayonara Fellow Divers :-( Goodbye Tenerife - The last week of my internship. I can’t believe its already been 8 weeks! These weeks have brought me so much joy! I met people I will never forget, I’ve been laughing so hard with tears in my eyes and had amazing experiences underwater. I’m going to visit the deep corner for a bit and… Continue reading...
Discover-Scuba-Diving-Tenerife Time to speak French in Tenerife - This week was a very interesting one, I started the week off with some confined pool sessions for my new PADI Open Water student, Mike, the sessions went really well and he looked very enthusiastic. The next day was open water at Abades, the sea state could have been better but it was good enough… Continue reading...
Diving Tenerife - San Miguel Finally a PADI Divemaster :-) - I’ve been waiting for this moment since the start of my internship, I’m finally a DIVEMASTER! The feeling I had when we finished off the last assessment was so incredible! A lot of hard work has finally paid off. The path to Instructor suddenly doesn’t feel that long! We started off the week doing Starfish’s… Continue reading...
Diving Tenerife Divemaster Another fabulous new Divemaster intern Starfish joins our team - This week was a week full of excitement, it was our new Divemaster intern “Starfish” first week here, and I had 3 new PADI Open water students to teach, the week went by really quickly. We went off to Abades with Esther, Stephen and Jacob for their first ever dives on their PADI Open water… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-Divemaster-PADI-Dive-And-Sea I am so close only a few more items to complete and I will be a Divemaster!!! - This week has been a bit different with mostly administrative work and finally completing my PADI Divemaster Manual now studying  towards my Divemaster exams. We started off the week in the pool to go through the 24 skills you need to learn to complete your Divemaster. It’s so much fun to see how much my… Continue reading...
Sea Snake Tenerife Tenerife has Sea Snakes! - This week was probably the best week I have had here as a PADI instructor and maybe as a diver, full of new things, and wonderful customers. On monday we had the pleasure of diving with Ian and Katie, two lovely people doing their PADI Advanced course, we had a great time diving. Also we… Continue reading...
Diving Tenerife Dive Sites Tenerife….. I want to stay forever - Another busy week here at Dive and Sea Tenerife. This has been a very “real” Divemaster week for me. I’ve been a part of every dive and I have been assisting, briefing, leading and helping out where it was needed. And I love it! First time leading all by myself was a bit frightening, but… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife- PADI-Discover-Scuba-Diving-2 PADI Instructor… Why do anything else? - This week was good fun and a learning experience for me with Lewis,for his PADI Advanced Open Water Course. Lewis did really well with his PADI Advanced course as well as throwing in some more recreational dives into the mix, he loved his night dive at Radazul and couldnt wait to carry on for more… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-Turtles-1 (12) PADI Open Water and Advanced Courses…….. - This week has been hot and sunny in Tenerife! Lewis decided to continue his diving education and we went to Alcalà to do his Navigation and Peak Performance Buoyancy. As always he did a good job and we enjoyed looking at the two turtles that lives there. Both very curious! Alcalà is such a good… Continue reading...
Divemaster-internship-tenerife-interns Divemaster Internship in Tenerife? 100% yes - My eighth and final week in Tenerife has been full of bittersweet feelings. On one hand I cannot wait to head back home, but on the other hand I am going to miss the people, places, and especially the diving! We had the chance to deep dive Tabaiba for the last time. We had planned… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-Aquatic-Life-Sharks-Sting-Rays-Fish (83) Scuba Diving – Learning a new language! - This week has been hot and sunny! Lewis decided to continue his diving education and we went to Alcalà to do his Navigation and Peak Performance Buoyancy. As always he did a good job and we enjoyed looking at the two turtles that lives there. Both very curious! Alcalà is such a good dive site… Continue reading...
diving-tenerife-El-Condesito-Wreck-13 Time to leave Tenerife :( - And so my final week here at Dive and Sea Tenerife has come to an end :(. I have learned so much and my diving has gone from amateur to professional. The people that I’ve met and the places that I’ve been I will always keep with me for the rest of my life. Im definitely… Continue reading...
Divemaster-internship-tenerife PADI Divemaster— Yes Me a Divemaster - I can officially check off all the requirements needed to become a PADI certified Divemaster! I had the pleasure to complete my 60th dive at one of my favorite sites, Abades, where we took our young PADI open water student Lewis. I have to say, it was a rewarding feeling to see Lewis complete his… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-Moray-Eels-Fangtooth-Dive-And-Sea-Divemaster My best Turtle impression ever! - This week has been so exciting! It started off with Lewis who took his PADI Open Water Course with us and he did so well! So much fun to see how he just mastered the skills and got so comfortable in the water! Also, I got my first taste of the life of being a… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-PADI-Discover-Scuba-Diving DSD’s, Dive Sites and Divemasters - This week was fantastic. On Monday we had two dsd’s at EL Puertito and they where really good, so monday was a good start to the week. On Tuesday I did Lewis’s PADI Open water 1 and 2, he was very good in the water which made my day so much more enjoyable, the rest… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-Turtles-1 Turtles, Tenerife and Tears….. almost - 7 Weeks in Tenerife and t-minus 7 days until the end of my diving internship :-(. I can’t believe that I am almost done, I’ve done so much in these past 7 weeks but it seems like such a short time. But on the positive side I Alan am now officially, well at least on… Continue reading...
turtle-tenerife-diving tenerife Diing with Turtles in Tenerife? We have it covered - I like to think of this week as the week of the turtles! I had the privilege to go on three turtle dive trips, two to the infamous El Puertitio (a.k.a. El Puerturtleo) site, and one at another site called Alcala. The dive site at Alcala was a very fun trip because none of us… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-Aquatic-Life-Sharks-Sting-Rays-Fish (112) Diving with the Turtles in Tenerife - Alright so Alan’s blog week number six at the wonderful dive shop, here on the beautiful island of Tenerife. So this week diving wise has been the week of el puertito. We started off the week on monday diving with Patrick and James on their last dive with us, for now at least. Randall did… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-Turtles-divemaster Tenerife, Turtles and fun :) - Finally, I feel like I know where everything is and the routines in the shop. This week has been a bit different from the first one.We had to say goodbye to Patrick and his son James. It was sad to see them go, I’ve learned so much from Patrick! He is such a good instructor… Continue reading...
El-Puertito-Turtle-Divers Turtles in Tenerife? Just a few! - This week was probably one of the best i’ve had in a while, 2 days at El puertito and one day at another dive site at Alcala. Let’s start with El Puertito, we went out for two dives with an Italian man named Fabio, the first dive was without a doubt on my top 5… Continue reading...
diving-tenerife-Tabaiba-Wreck diving Final stretch to PADI Divemaster - On my final stretch until Divemaster status! With only 8 more dives to go, I have completed all the other water skills and prerequisites. One of the last requirements I had to complete was a mapping activity where Alan and I were able to reconstruct the two reefs at the Abades dive site. Each of… Continue reading...
Sunset in Tenerife Goodbye old friend , Welcome to Tenerife - Well I am definitely excited to say that at the start of my 5th week, here at Dive and Sea Tenerife, I passed my Divemaster exam!!! Whoooo!!! Now all I have to do is get my dive count up and I’ll be a Divemaster. So this week was a week filled with diving. We started off… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-Divers_PADI First week in Tenerife……. its sunny :) - I can’t believe my first week at Dive and Sea Tenerife is already over!I’ve started the week with getting settled in. Learning where everything is and goes after a day of diving. I have like 6 new keys to figure out! The Dive Center is in Golf del Sur and all I met so far is… Continue reading...
Divemaster Stamina Tenerife 40 Dives already :) - So glad to announce I have successfully reached the 40 dive mark here in Tenerife! I was happy to dive this milestone at the turtle site at El Puertito, where we saw one of the large green turtles that lives there as soon as we descended! After being forty dives in, I quickly went to… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-Aquatic-Life-Sharks-Sting-Rays-Fish (94) PADI Rescue Diver………. Almost a Divemaster! - So I just finished the first half of my internship and I can’t believe everything that I’ve done so far!! I went from an Open Water diver to a Rescue Diver, and went from 18 logged dives to 43. All of the diving I’ve done has made me such a better diver. I can feel… Continue reading...
PADI Rescue Diver Tenerife Time is moving so fast; but the diving experience is getting better and better! - I cannot believe I have already enjoyed three weeks of my Divemaster internship! I have become so comfortable with all the employees and the great weather; I only wish I could slow down time so I can enjoy this opportunity longer. After attaining my PADI Advanced Open Water certification last week, the hard work has… Continue reading...
diving-tenerife-marina Tenerife, not just diving, but sight seeing - Alright, so week three of my of my Divemaster internship has just come to an end and I’m already a PADI Rescue diver! I am definitely excited about that and I can’t believe that I have come this far in such a short time. Randall did an excellent job instructing Steve and myself on our… Continue reading...
night diving tenerife Night diving is the most amazing experience - The most exciting part of my week was becoming certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water diver! During the process I was fortunate enough to dive a new site, Las Eras, where we saw a huge grouper lounging underneath one of the rocks. Later on we saw some Scorpion fish and loads of jelly fish… Continue reading...
diving-tenerife-Tabaiba-Wreck-16 2nd Week in Tenerife and loving the diving - Hey everybody Alan here again, I can now say that after my second week here with the team, I am officially a PADI Advanced open water diver! The dive instructor here, Patrick, has been extremely helpful in guiding me and my co-intern steve through the dives that we needed to complete the course. As usual the… Continue reading...
Diving-Tenerife-Turtles-1 (10) Amazing first week in Tenerife - Upon arriving at my new home for the next 8 weeks (Dive and Sea Tenerife), my buddy Nate and I were greeted at the shop by Buzz and were given our new names. Now known as Steve, and Nate as Alan, we were given a tour of the beautiful diving facilities, shown our new ride,… Continue reading...