After 20 years of diving I have seen diving schools and clubs of every calibre. When my wife finally expressed an interest in diving I immediately booked her onto a local course here in the UK. Unfortunately I was dismayed at the poor level of training she was receiving and pulled her off the course when it became evident that the instructors lack of knowledge was putting my wife in danger.
After booking a weeks holiday in Tenerife I set about looking for a dive centre and after much research approached Aqua-Marina. I booked my wife in to do her PADI Open Water course and requested that I was allowed to tag along at her request as her experience in the UK had left her with little confidence.
What a relief. Had I stumbled onto the best dive centre in the Canaries? Quite possibly.
All the staff at the centre are friendly, professional and above all they excel at their jobs.
My wife has regained her confidence, thanks to Ray, her instructor. So much so that she now wants us to return to Tenerife and the Aqua-Marina Dive Centre so that she can gain her Advanced Open Water Diving qualification.
After 19 years as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver myself, I am also planning on doing the Rescue Diver course with centre, I am so impressed.
I would like to thank all the staff at the Aqua-Marina Dive Centre for all their help, the quick replies to my ever growing barrage of emails and above all their excellent service.
Special thanks must go to my wife's instructor, Ray, and to Emma, our guide on two of the most unforgettable boat dives I have ever been on.
See you all again in January when we return.
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October 17, 2013
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Thank you so much for this detailed review. We were delighted that your wife successfully completed the course after such a bad start to her diving career. And it's great to hear that you will both be back in January to further your dive education - we look forward to it!
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