Paradise Divers Tenerife – Divemaster Internship Blog – Zach

Hello! It’s Zach! All the way from Canada, please… send more Canadians, we need more normal people at the dive shop.  🙂

Anyways, my time at the dive shop has been wicked. I’ve learned so much from Dan and Carly. Everything from logistics to operations, it’s been a very busy few months. They’ve given me the opportunity to work by myself, and with the support of 2 other Divemasters (Darri and Fabio; Both from Iceland). Besides Dan buying us more donuts, I couldn’t ask for more.

Diving in Tenerife has been amazing, currently have over 60 dives. Within these dives, I’ve successfully completed my Rescue diver and Enriched Air. Also, the marine life! Wow! The water is filled with so many things.  I’ve had the opportunity to see so much, and when you come here; you’ll understand. With only a few more weeks remaining in my Divemaster internship, we are just finishing up skills and starting the testing. With that being said, I’ve gotta study and practice my skills!  Until next time!

Zach

Paradise Divers Tenerife – Divemaster Intern Blog – Darri

A long time ago (2 months) I landed on an island far, far away. These two months have been probably the best time of my life. The first two weeks were more about settling in on the job, learning the operations of the dive center, as in paperwork, how to deal with customers, book customers for dives etc. Including also, what my actual role here is all about, how to act on our boat and how to beahave in the water with customers.

The settling in on the island was easy, the weather makes you feel like you’re constantly on holiday and people are in general very nice. Dan and Carly also made it incredibly easy to settle in at the dive center, they are so nice understanding people that even after my first two weeks on the job, I felt like I’ve worked at the dive center much longer and known them even longer.

About the marine life, which is waaay different from what I’ve seen in the cold waters of Iceland, it is just amazing here. Here there are so many different colorful and interesting species, crabs, turtles, octopus, barracuda, cuttlefish and especially the sting rays and adorable angel sharks. Just thinking about the marine life gets me excited for every dive.

As time went by, we completed our EFR and rescue diver qualifications and the focus could be put on the divemaster element. The instructors at Paradise Divers, really are world class, they make the learning a lot easier and so much more enjoyable than I could have imagined, they don’t just teach you what you need to learn but they also enjoy so much watching you learn that you can see it in them. I’m really looking forward to my last month here as there are a lot of things still to get done.

Paradise Dives Tenerife – Divemaster Intern Blog Fabio

Floating with ease.. neutrally buoyant.. thoose have been the last 2 months of my Divemaster internship here at Paradise Divers DIve Center.
I am called Fabio and i have been one of the three interns here last two months here at Paradise Divers and only one month to go until i´m quilified Divemaster.
Dan and Carly the instructors here are really patient, kind, funny and straight up professionals. When i came here i had no expirence and took my open water and advanced open water courses with Dan and Carly and since then i have become better than  i could ever imagine, they have tought me so much and i am planning to come back in end of this year to do my instructor course with them because i wouldn´t want to do it anywhere else.
In this time i have been here i have seen so many awesome creatures as Atlantic rays, Angel sharks, Dan, Golden spotted snake eel, lot of diffirent types of octopus and couple of wrecks wich have been very much fun to see and i can´t wait to explore more in the near future.
Being here have brought me to the level that i can call myself a Padi Pro and that is all Dan and Carly to thank for.
Me and the other interns we might be hard to handle at times but that is just because we are just way too awesome as a trio 😉 Being here has made us all a very close group and good friend, Dan, Carly, me and the other two interns Darri and Zach.
But unil next time, keep diving and remember the first rule in diving.. don´t poke the Angel shark.. he doesn´t like that hehe