I can not recomend Moana enough. Whether it's for a course of a fun dive. I first emailed them weeks before I left for Tenerife and the response was very helpful and within hours. I wanted my Advanced open water theory book sent to England so I could study before leaving and they were happy to send it to England which I thought was extremely helpful. The email support I received from Moana was just great. It really reassured me and left me feeling I was making the right decision after sifting through what felt like hundreds of different options for dive centres.
I arrived in Tenerife with a cold so I couldn't dive when I first arrived but my cold cleared and I booked my course. I Passed my PADI advanced open water diver with them and what an experience it was... While having a bit of unexpected problems with my buoyancy at first, coming face to face with a beautiful sea turtle soon helped me to relax! On my first dive and I had the privildge of swimming with this magnificent, amazing creature. After this encounter I was still having a bit of trouble with my Buoyancy but I received a lot of help and encouragement which was great. The instruction was everything I could have asked for and more.
I was a bit nervous about my deep dive but at 32Mtrs below the surface I felt nothing but relaxed! A 2mtr long sting ray with a little starfish passenger on his tail was just spectacular. There were Octopus and Eals and an array of beautiful fish. I had genuinely felt nervous before the dive but the guys there really made me feel at ease and it turned out to be one of my favourite dives.
Finally, on the day I passed my AOWD, our boat was followed back by a school of 7 or 8 dolphins. What a finale. Honestly just one of those moments of pure excitement, it was spectacular!
All in all it was like diving with friends who were teaching me rather than I was just a client. There are things I still need to work on with my diving but every thing I struggled with was explained thoroughly and they would remind me on the next dive so I really came away with confidence and new knowledge. There were always smiles and also the divemasters Jan and Ruben were so helpful and they were always giving tips and checking I was okay under water. When I feel confident enough to do my rescue diver course, I will do it with Moana. Moana wants to teach you rather than just rush you through and pass.
These guys are a bunch of smiling, enthusiastic, happy divers who are friends out there living the dream and trust me, if you go with these guys you can live it too! ;-)