Our PADI courses

Our PADI courses and certificates are ideal for an international acceptance

PADI 5 Star - Instructor Development CenterPADI Divers carry the most respected and sought after scuba diving credentials in the world. No matter where you choose to dive, your PADI certification card will be recognized and accepted. In fact, on most scuba diving adventures, you’ll be surrounded by other PADI Divers who made the same certification choice you did – to train with the world’s largest and most respected scuba diving training organization.

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Our PADI courses

Discover Scuba Diving

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you.

Courses - Bubblemaker


Bubblemaker is as fun as it sounds – a chance for kids to blow bubbles by scuba diving. Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water.

Courses - Scuba Diver

Scuba Diver

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you ̶ particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide.

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Open Water Diver

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course.

Courses - Advanced Open Water Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences
That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification.

Courses - Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.

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Rescue Diver

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed.

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During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.

What will you learn?

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

You may be able to get college credit for the Rescue Diver course – ask your instructor.

How can you start learning now?

Register for Rescue Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to start now. You progress through five knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Rescue Diver Manual for reference during and after the course.

If you prefer, you can choose to study with the Rescue Diver Manual and watch the Rescue Diver Video (a book and DVD package). Go to Gran Canaria Divers to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your rescue exercises and scenarios.

What scuba gear will you use?

You’ll use your basic scuba equipment and will need a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.

Courses - Divemaster


Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others.

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As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:

  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
  • At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.

What will you learn?

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.

You may be able to get college credit for the Divemaster course – ask your instructor.

How can you start learning now?

Sign up for Divemaster Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to start now. You can work through eight knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace. You also have access to an online version of the Divemaster Manual for reference during and after the course.

Another option is to study by reading the Divemaster Manual and watching the Divemaster Video (a book and DVD package). Visit Gran Canaria Divers to enroll in the course and get your Divemaster Crew-Pak, which also includes other reference materials – like the PADI Instructor Manual and The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – that you’ll need during the course.

Consider taking Dive Theory Online, another PADI eLearning® program, that takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review. By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Your PADI Instructor can explain how this works when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your waterskills exercises, workshops and practical assessments.

What scuba gear will you use?

As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates. Your PADI Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.

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Instructor Development Course

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water.

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Who should take this course?

Just as scuba divers look up to divemasters, instructor candidates really respect IDC Staff Instructors. As the name implies, IDC Staff Instructors assist with instructor training and share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders. Taking the IDC Staff Instructor course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals. It’s also a great career move.

Master Scuba Diver Trainers (MSDTs) who are ready to be excellent role models and agree to use the PADI System and components in their entirety may enroll in an IDC Staff Instructor course.

What will you learn?

After a preassessment of your instructor-level knowledge of dive theory, exemplary dive skills and role-model presentation techniques, you’ll participate in these sessions:

  • Instructor development standards, procedures and curriculum
  • How to organize and conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course
  • The psychology of evaluation and counseling
  • Evaluating knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations

Plus, you’ll get to audit an IDC or practice teaching many curriculum components.

As an IDC Staff Instructor, you can independently teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses as well as assist with IDCs and other instructor-level continuing education courses.

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Scuba Review

Haven’t been scuba diving lately? Feeling a bit rusty? The Scuba Review program is just the refresher you need to brush up on your knowledge and skills. A PADI Professional will get you in the water having fun and feeling comfortable again.

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It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for adventure on a diving vacation.

Any certified diver who needs a refresher, pre-travel update, pre-assessment for a continuing education course or an upgrade from Junior diver can complete a Scuba Review.

Scuba Review is also great for non-certified divers who are referred to complete training or PADI Scuba Divers who are going on to Open Water Diver certification.

If you want to continue refreshing your skills, ask about completing a Discover Local Diving experience at Gran Canaria Divers.

What will you learn?

You’ll go over important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management. Your PADI Professional will have you practice putting your gear together and doing a predive safety check with your buddy. In the water, you’ll review all the basic scuba skills with a focus on good buoyancy control.

How can you start learning now?

Register for Scuba Tune-up Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system allows you to review key concepts at your own pace through a friendly, interactive program.

You can also choose to work through the Scuba Tune-up Guidebook – a workbook that refreshes and tests your knowledge through short quizzes. Stop by your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to enroll in Scuba Review and get your guidebook.

What gear will you use?

You’ll use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, BCD, dive computer and a scuba tank. The exposure protection you need will depend on the confined water dive site you’ll visit. Gran Canaria Divers staff will explain other equipment you may need for your refresher.

Courses - PADI Scuba Diver to PADI Open Water Diver

PADI Scuba Diver to PADI Open Water Diver

This upgrade adds the additional items needed to earn the PADI Open Water Diver Certification which is an internationally recognised entry level diver qualification.

Diving Courses Gran Canaria


Looking to dip your toes into the world of diving?

Look no further than Gran Canaria, where an exciting array of diving school courses awaits you.

From beginner courses to advanced training, Gran Canaria is the perfect place to start your underwater adventures.


Our expert instructors will guide you every step of the way, ensuring your safety and helping you build your skills and confidence.

Whether you’re looking to explore hidden reefs, encounter fascinating marine life, or simply enjoy the tranquillity of being submerged in crystal-clear waters, Gran Canaria has something for everyone.

So why wait? Dive into an unforgettable experience today!

Exploring the Underwater World by Scuba Diving in Gran Canaria


Gran Canaria is home to a spectacular underwater world that can only be fully explored through scuba diving.

As you dive deeper into the crystal clear waters, you’ll discover a whole new world teeming with vibrant marine life, from colourful fish and octopuses to graceful rays, trumpet fish and angel sharks and even the occasional turtle.

Whether you’re an experienced diver or a novice, there are plenty of sites to suit every level of skill, from the famous El Cabrón Marine Reserve to sunken wrecks off the coast.

Not only is scuba diving a fun and thrilling adventure, but it’s also a unique opportunity to marvel at the wonders of nature and gain a new appreciation for the fragile ecosystem that lies below the surface.

PADI Scuba Diving Courses

If you’ve ever dreamed of exploring the underwater world, PADI diving courses are the perfect way to make that dream a reality.

With these courses, you’ll learn everything at the dive centre from the necessary skills to the safety techniques to dive with confidence and enjoy the stunning marine life that inhabits the oceans.


Not only will you get to experience the thrill of exploring a new world, but you’ll also be joining a community of passionate divers who share a love for the ocean.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced diver looking to advance your skills, PADI offers a range of courses to suit your diving needs.

So why not take the plunge with top-notch diving equipment and discover a whole new world beneath the waves with our fun PADI scuba diving courses and embark on the most incredible diving experience?

Open Water Diving in Gran Canaria


Gran Canaria is a beautiful place to explore, both on land and underwater.

Open water diving is an exceptional way to experience the island’s underwater paradise filled with vibrant and colourful marine life.

Explore the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, with visibility ranging from 30-40 meters in warm waters that have a temperature between 19 to 23°C. Gran Canaria is perfect for both beginner and advanced divers, with several dive operators available to guide you through the best settings to explore.

Some of the most popular locations include El Cabron, Tufia, Mogan and Sardina del Norte.

PADI Open Water Courses


If you’re looking for an exciting new challenge, why not try PADI open water diving courses in Gran Canaria?

This beautiful island is a haven for divers, with crystal clear waters and an abundance of marine life to explore.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced diver looking to further your skills, our courses cater to all levels.

With knowledgeable instructors and top-of-the-range equipment, you’ll be in safe hands as you learn the ins and outs of diving.

Not to mention, the breath taking underwater scenery is sure to leave you in awe.

There are different levels to PADI open water courses from beginners to an advanced open water diver certification, so there’s something for everyone.

Sign up for a PADI open water diving course in Gran Canaria today, earn your qualification and experience the thrill of diving like never before!

The Difference Between Open Water Diving and Scuba Diving in Gran Canaria

Scuba Divers: may only dive under the direct supervision of a Professional to a maximum depth of 12 meters.
Open Water Divers: can plan and execute dives with a certified buddy or dive professional to a maximum depth of 20 meters.


Scuba diving and open water diving may seem similar, but there are some distinct differences between the two.

Scuba diving is a form of underwater diving where divers use a self-contained breathing apparatus to breathe, allowing them to stay underwater for longer periods of time.

Open water diving, on the other hand, involves diving in natural bodies of water such as lakes, rivers, and oceans without the use of additional equipment.


While both types of diving allow you to explore the underwater world, scuba diving offers more flexibility and the ability to go deeper, while open water diving allows you to experience the natural environment in its purest form.

Whether you choose scuba diving or open water diving, both offer unique and exhilarating experiences for those who enjoy exploring the world beneath the surface.

What Skills Do You Learn on a PADI Diving Course in Gran Canaria?


If you’re planning on taking a PADI diving course in Gran Canaria, you can expect to gain a whole range of new skills.

Of course, as a student you’ll learn how to safely and confidently dive into the deep blue at many beautiful dive sites, but there’s so much more to it than that.

You’ll learn how to communicate effectively with your dive buddy, how to navigate underwater using a compass, and how to manage your buoyancy to prevent damage to the surrounding marine life.


Furthermore, you will develop an understanding of how to monitor and manage your own breathing rate, something that’s crucial to a successful and enjoyable dive.

By the time you’ve completed the course, you’ll be equipped with a whole range of new skills that will enable you to fully embrace the incredible world that lies beneath the surface.

Students can’t wait to receive their certification and go explore the vibrant waters of Playa Del Ingles, Pasito Blanco, Puerto Rico, Canary Islands and Bahia Feliz!

Scuba Diver Equipment


When it comes to scuba diving, having the appropriate equipment is crucial for a safe and successful dive.

The most essential pieces of equipment are the scuba tank, regulator, and buoyancy control device.

The scuba tank holds compressed air, allowing divers to breathe underwater.

The regulator connects to the tank and delivers air to the diver at a pressure that matches the surrounding water pressure.


The buoyancy control device helps divers adjust their buoyancy underwater to maintain their depth and avoid floating to the surface or sinking to the bottom.

Other important gear includes a wetsuit or drysuit, fins, mask, and weight system.

These pieces of equipment not only provide comfort but also increase diver safety and control during their underwater adventures.

What to Expect On Your First Dive in Gran Canaria


Are you looking to try your hand at scuba diving for the first time in Gran Canaria?

This stunning Spanish island boasts an array of dive spots that cater to both novice and experienced divers.

As you prepare for your first dive, you can expect your instructors to provide a detailed briefing, including a detailed explanation about the equipment you’ll be using and the dive plan.

You will also likely take part in a pool session to practice basic skills before heading out into the open water.

Once you’re in the water, keep an eye out for colourful marine life, such as moray eels, butterfly fish and lots of others.

But perhaps the most thrilling part of your debut scuba dive will be the weightless feeling that comes with exploring the underwater world.

So get ready to dive in and discover the breath taking beauty of Gran Canaria’s oceans.