Daniel PADI Master Scuba Diver(from left: Instructor Thomas, PADI Master Scuba Diver Daniel, father Nick, PADI Regional Director Jason)

This year has started well! The PADI Regional Director for the Canary Islands, Jason Sockett, congratulates at the Dive Centre ATLANTIK to the younges new PADI Master Scuba Diver Daniel from Austria. With only 12 years of age Daniel has already logged 80 dives and has gained the highest PADI license for recreational scuba diving, the PADI Master Scuba Diver.

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Canary Islands, only small groups are allowed to dive together after the government's latest decision.

The hotel MARITIM is closing unfortunately due to the newly declaration of Tenerife to a COVID high risc zone.

On 2nd of June the Real Decreto 550/2020 has been published. This new law is replacing the old and incomplete leagal rules from  1997. The royal decrete is valid from 1st of July 2020.

For the diving centers, it finally offers legal certainty in many questions about diving, diving training and technical diving.

The most important rules that affect all divers and thus also apply to holidaymakers in Spain concern the equipment and the marking of ascent points.

If you have had a COVID-19 infection and although now you are cured and feel perfectly healthy, you might still have some damages in the tissues of your lungs and /or airways. Therefore you MUST get a fresh medical certificate for scuba diving. Skipping the medical examination by a physician through a self signed questionary will not be possible. Please check out our new online medical questionary to get the forms for your medical.

Diver Medical 

These 10 simple rules may help us protect from infection when enjoying our sport together.

covid 19 protection steps for diversWe have prepared the following measures to deal with the Corona crisis and in preparation for the period thereafter:

  1. As previously announced in this blog, there will be a 20% discount on all digital course products from PADI until the end of May 2020.
  2. Due to the corona-crisis we have altered our terms and conditions! All deposit payments for reservations, including those payments for this year already processed, will be valid until end of 2021. Reservations can be postponed FREE at any time without giving reasons until end of 2021. A simple email is sufficiant!
  3. We have already equipped the dive centre with professional disinfectants and are currently preparing a measure for the daily disinfection of all rental masks and regulators. From now on, this equipment is not only rinsed after use, but thoroughly disinfected. Of course, private masks and regulators can also be disinfected.

PADI has announced that PADI Europe will no longer process plastic license cards.

In future, all licenses will only be offered as digital eCards. These can be saved and displayed in a PADI app on the mobile phone.

The PADI app is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

The PADI app also includes other tools like

  • hand signals
  • tying knots
  • diving checklist
  • pro check

But if you wish, you can still order conventional cards made from 70% recycled plastic.

PADI is giving 20% discount on many digital course products an we will pass this on to you.

In case you were planning a dive course either for beginner or continued education, this would be the right moment to start it. With the digital course products from PADI you start right now at home from your sofa. All texts, videos, tables  and manuals are included in the digital products. Even the theory exam you will process online at home.

For the practical part you may  pass by later here in Tenerife or on any other PADI dice centre abroad or in your area. You have 12 months time to finish the practical part after you have finished the final exam.

We have included the PADI digital products to our order form for beginner course PADI Open Water Touch as well as coned courses PADI Advanced Open water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver and PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver. Find our order form here! 

So let's go fight the boredom of the quarantine and learn new exciting things.

We hold the position for you here in the home office on Tenerife :)

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