Rory passes his PADI open water and PADI advanced open water course in Lanzarote!

Rory’s family booked a last minute holiday to Lanzarote for October half term, Rory quickly decided he wanted to learn to dive in Lanzarote.

Before arriving in Lanzarote he decided to sign up for the PADI open water course. Also including the e-learning option so that he could study before he arrived. Then when he got here he could spend as much time as possible diving Lanzarote’s dive sites!¬†Rory had a great time diving with Ariel, learning all the skills for the PADI open water course and most importantly having fun exploring another world. Seeing the different colourful fish Lanzarote has to offer! Ornate wrasse, damselfish, flounders.

PADI Lanzarote: Rory spent a great week learning to dive in Lanzarote, completing the PADI open water course and PADI advanced open water course

After completing the PADI open water course Rory wanted to dive more of Lanzarote’s dive sites and continue learning to dive.

So he signed up for the PADI Advanced open water course! Starting that afternoon, it was time to learn more about the fish with a fish identification dive. Followed by a photography dive. During these dives Rory learnt the names of the fish he had been diving with for the past 3 days and then he got to photo them! Along with an underwater selfie or too! The following day it was time for Rory’s first boat dives with James. First up was his Deep adventure dive to El Pared. This is a fantastic wall dive with lots of marine life. There were trumpetfish everywhere! Rory even got to see his first eagle ray. As well as a few large groupers.

PADI Lanzarote - Rory taking an underwater selfie during his PADI advanced open water course in Lanzarote

Next up was one of Lanzarote’s most popular dive sites: the Harbour Wrecks.

Soon it was time to jump in. Rory navigated the wreck really well, it was great to see how he was progressing in the water. During this dive he practiced hovering above the wreck, pointing out any potential hazards before navigating back to the ascent point.

That afternoon it was time for the final dive of his PADI advanced open water course. The final dive was the navigation adventure dive, the other compulsory dive for the advanced course. Before the dive Rory practiced with Ariel how to navigate the different directions with Ariel, reciprocal, a square. As well as learning to measure distances underwater with fin kicks. By the time they were underwater Rory was a natural. Flying through the required skills, so with the remaining air it was time for one last dive in Lanzarote to say goodbye to the fish!

A huge well done to Rory! To go from never having dived before to PADI Advanced open water diver in less than a week is incredible. We have loved teaching you to dive and showing you the diving in Lanzarote. The progress you have made has been incredible. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to dive Lanzarote some more.