PADI Training

Splash Gomera is a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) dive centre, the world’s largest training association whose certifications are recognized worldwide.

Brian has been diving for 30 years and professionally for 16 years and has a wealth of experience to draw upon. He is naturally a relaxed and patient individual who loves the island for its "no hassle" atmosphere. He believes that all his students can become safe and responsible divers whilst enjoying their holiday without stress or tension. He oversees all training personally and will support all students, however they learn best until they are confident, successful divers.

Splash Gomera will support every student, however young or old, from beginner to DiveMaster, we just love to encourage "scuba diving".

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DIVING COURSES
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DISCOVER SNORKELLING


DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

Price: €109 (inclusive of equipment hire, PADI fees and materials)

Discover Scuba Diving is a one day course that offers a taster of what a certification course would be like. After a briefing on the scuba equipment and underwater communications you will have a chance to breath from scuba using the correct techniques, swimming with full equipment and getting used to a whole new feeling. When you are ready it is into the sea for a shallow dive to really experience the joys of a whole new world.

This course can then be credited toward the Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver Certification.

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SCUBA DIVER

Price: €260 (inclusive of equipment hire, PADI fees and materials)

Thinking of getting certified, but not able to find the time to put into a regular diver course? This is a quick and easy program designed especially for you!

This is an entry level certification that is perfect for those on holiday or for people who only plan to dive infrequently. With the PADI Scuba Diver certification you can dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Instructor or higher professional on your next holiday or dive trip.

Virtually anyone who 10years old, is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a Scuba Diver certification. 

You will learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing pool dives, knowledge development sessions and by making two open water dives. You can always upgrade this certificate to an Open Water Certificate in the future.

OPEN WATER DIVER

Price: €430 (inclusive of equipment hire, PADI fees and materials)

The PADI Open Water Diver is the most popular diver program in the world- and your ticket to a lifetime of diving adventure. To enrol in the PADI Open Diver course you must be 10 years or older.

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Over a 3 or 4 day period, you will learn about scuba fundamentals, equipment and techniques. You will practice diving skills and experience open water dives with an instructor. After completing the program successfully you will have earned a certification that is recognized in more countries than any other and allows you to rent or buy equipment or expand your diving skills with the PADI Advanced or Specialty Diver programs.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.

During the course, you’ll make at least four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

SCUBA DIVER TO OPEN WATER DIVER

Price: €220 (inclusive of equipment hire, PADI fees)

OPEN WATER REFERRAL (4 DIVES)

Price: €240 (inclusive of equipment hire, PADI fees)

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SCUBA TUNE UP

Price: €85 (inclusive of equipment hire, PADI fees and materials)

Unfortunately many of us are unable to dive as regularly as we would like so Scuba Tune Up refreshes you scuba skills. The course covers all of the basic skills to refresh your memory. The program consists of recapping on- assembly and dis-assembly of the scuba unit, some basic skills in the water to include mask clearing, buoyancy skills and some problem solving skills. The simple objective is to get you comfortable again using scuba. From there it is into the sea for a shallow first dive with the instructor.

ADVENTURE DIVER

Price: €210 (inclusive of PADI fees and materials)

The PADI Adventure Diver course helps you get more out of diving by introducing you to three new types of scuba diving adventures. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba diving skills and gain more confidence.

Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography? How about underwater navigation? Here’s your chance because you can sample three dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more at ease in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may be credited toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty course. This means you can be well on your path to becoming a Master Scuba Diver.

You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Try the AWARE- Fish ID Adventure Dive. Choose any three of the following Adventure Dives:

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Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 10 years old and older:

  • AWARE- Fish ID
  • Boat Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator

Additional Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 12 years old and older:

  • Deep Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Multilevel Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Search and Recovery Diver

ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER

Price: €315 (inclusive of PADI fees and materials)

Whether you are just qualified or have hundreds of dives, this program gives you the confidence, skills and experience to take your diving to new levels of excitement!

To take this course, you must be a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) and 12 years old. It is designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

The course consists of 5 different specialty-dives of which you can choose 3. The other 2 are Underwater Navigation and a Deep-Dive (typically anywhere from 18-30 meters/ 60-100 feet).

After this course, you are qualified as an Advanced Open Water Diver and are allowed to make deeper dives AND each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.

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What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:

  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive Planner
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE

Price: €105 (inclusive of PADI fees and materials)

Want to be ready in an emergency? Then this program is for you! The PADI Emergency First Response program covers basic training for CPR and emergency care. In addition, it’s a medically based program covering primary care, secondary care and treatments following national consensus guidelines.

The program is designed for divers and non-divers, and also meets the CPR and first aid prerequisites for earning your PADI Rescue Diver rating.

Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies — not just in the diving world, but in your everyday world with your family, friends, neighbours and co-workers too.

Emergency First Response courses encompass:

  • CPR course for adults, children and infants
  • First aid for adults, children and infants

RESCUE DIVER

Price: €420 (inclusive of PADI fees and materials)

This program develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and administer first aid.

The program is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certification is also a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programs. You will need to have successfully completed the PADI Emergency First Response course or equivalent within the past 24 months.

“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

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WHAT YOU LEARN:

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

To enrol in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must be 12 years or older, have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization and must have the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive), and be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years.

After completing CPR and First Aid and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you should take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.

SPECIALTY DIVES

Boat Diver

Price: €139 (inclusive 2 dives, PADI fees and materials)

Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens of dives, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently. The PADI Boat Diver Specialty course familiarizes you with the various ways you stow gear, enter and exit the water, use surface lines and more, depending upon the type boat and the location. You must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization). The course:

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  • Covers techniques for diving from boats ranging from small inflatables to giant live-aboards
  • Discusses how dive boats differ from place to place
  • Gives you focused experience and training for diving from boats in your local area
  • Covers basic boat safety equipment and use
  • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Deep Diver

Price: €275 (inclusive 4 dives, PADI fees and materials)

In this course you will experience what it’s like to dive beyond 18 metres / 60 feet. Down there, it’s different. It takes additional training. Here’s where you get it. You must be a PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization) and 15 years old. You will:

  • Experience diving beyond 18 metres/60 feet
  • Gain experience with diving deep under the direct, professional supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Learn deep dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and hazards
  • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
  • Four open water dives that range from 18 – 40 metres / 60 – 130 feet.
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Fish ID

Price: €139 (inclusive 2 dives, PADI fees and materials)

The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer. During two dives you gain hands-on experience in looking for and identifying the fascinating fish you see underwater. You must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization). The course:

  • Covers Project AWARE and aquatic protection worldwide
  • Characteristics of local fish families and species will be explained
  • Fish survey techniques and strategies
  • Fish identification dive planning, organization and procedures will be practiced

Multilevel Diver

Price: €139 (inclusive 2 dives, PADI fees and materials)

In this course, you learn how to plan dives that extend your bottom time by crediting you for slower nitrogen absorption when you ascend to a shallower depth. That’s the way you really dive, after all. You’ll learn to use the ERDPml version of the RDP for planning multilevel dives, making it a great companion for your dive computer (as well as a way to make multilevel dives if you forget to bring your computer). You must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) and 12 years old. The course covers:

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  • Plan and execute multilevel dives (different depths on the same dive)
  • Back up your dive computer and plan multi-level dives with The WheelTM
  • Maximize your no stop time
  • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Navigation Diver

Price: €220 (inclusive 3 dives, PADI fees and materials)

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a wreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat. Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass. You learn to estimate distance underwater, follow navigation patterns and know where you are while following an arbitrary, irregular course using the Nav-Finder. You must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization). The course covers:

  • Navigation patterns, natural and compass navigation
  • Following irregular courses
  • Dive site relocation

Night Diver

Price: €260 (inclusive 3 dives, PADI fees and materials)

As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your mask and bite down on your regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The adventure, thrill and excitement of night diving can be yours when you complete your PADI Night Diver Specialty course. You learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. You practice these on three night dives, plus introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. You must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization) and 12 years old. The course covers:

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  • Dive lights and night diving equipment
  • Entries, exits and navigation at night
  • Nocturnal aquatic life
  • Communication and light handling

Peak Performance

Price: €139 (inclusive 2 dives, PADI fees and materials)

Float effortlessly, drifting over reefs. Be the diver you want to be, with ultimate buoyancy control, able to hover close to the bottom and examine underwater organisms without touching them. Buoyancy skills separate the good divers from the great divers. In the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, you will learn to how to precisely weight yourself for optimum control, poise and balance. You learn to ascend and descend so effortlessly, it seems like you only think about it and it happens. By mastering streamlining, you move through the water cleanly, efficiently and gracefully. You swim near fragile environments without harm to them or yourself. You must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization) and 10 years old.

  • Buoyancy fundamentals, weighting and adjustments
  • Streamlining, balance and trim
  • Fine tuning buoyancy and mastering hovering
  • Materials: You’ll Need Peak Performance Buoyancy video

Underwater Naturalist

Price: € 139 (inclusive 2 dives, PADI fees and materials)

Are you fascinated with aquatic life? Always wondering what that fish is and why it always dances under a coral head whenever you get close? If you’re engrossed with life under the surface, the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course is especially for you. In your journey to underwater naturalist, the course teaches you about the different major aquatic life groupings and how they interact so that you understand what you observe in the underwater environment. With the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course under your belt, you see the aquatic world differently. You don’t see “fish,” but individual species with distinct strategies for surviving in a complex, interactive ecosystem. You must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)

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  • Overview of aquatic life groupings and interrelations
  • The role of aquatic plants, food chains and predator prey relationships
  • Responsible interactions with aquatic life

Digital Underwater Photography

Price: € 139 (inclusive 2 dives, PADI fees and materials)

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros.

It's a great way to relive the adventures you’ve had. Plus capture images to share with your friends and family. The course covers:

  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you
  • The PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly
  • The three primary principles for good underwater photos

Search & Recovery Diver

Price: €275 (inclusive 4 dives, PADI fees and materials)

Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up. It’s fun to use the lift bag. Not only are these skills fun, but very practical and ultimately useful because eventually, you’ll lose something in the water. As a Search and Recovery Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it. The course covers:

  • Search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems
  • How to locate large and small objects using search patterns
  • How to use a lift bag and other recovery methods
  • Limited visibility search technique

Master Scuba Diver

If you have 5 or more specialties AND have over 50 dives, you can apply for Master Scuba Diver, the highest PADI non-professional diver certification. Contact us for more details.

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Divemaster - Go Pro

Price: POA ( Internship or Applied Course)

Entering the professional world of scuba diving brings exciting challenges and endless possibilities:

There is the chance to explore nature’s fascinating underwater creatures, and the opportunity to share your professional knowledge and experiences with students who want to learn. Scuba diving is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports in the world. Imagine entering a realm that artists can only imagine in their wildest dreams, and on a daily basis! Getting paid to do something you enjoy is something everyone wants to achieve. Professional divers achieve this goal, and are both respected and admired for their hard work and accomplishments.

From owning and operating a mainland dive centre or resort, to working, teaching, and traveling across the ocean on a live-aboard dive boat, professional divers get to take part in a wide variety of fun and exciting experiences – both on land and under water.

A career with PADI can break you out of a nine-to-five rut, or open the door to adventurous part-time or full-time possibilities. Like many careers, PADI dive professionals are envied for the lifestyles they lead. Divemasters schedule and plan dives on yachts, as do instructors, who also get to teach. Instructor Trainers travel to the world’s most exotic locations, while PADI employees are the eyes and ears of the dive industry.

What do all these people share? They are all diverse individuals who love their jobs. There are endless possibilities and paths are available to take advantage of through PADI, it only takes desire to make it happen. Why not be a role model in your community and get paid for something that you love to do anyway? At any given time, there are more positions available for PADI leaders than there are dive professionals to fill them. The bottom line is that whatever dive career path you choose, your PADI credentials will get you where you want to go, faster and easier.

Splash Gomera offer you the very best in Divemaster training and experience and we offer several options for you to gain your professional level. Internship program or Divemaster course run over a 14 day period. Contact us directly for information on your options.

Discover Snorkelling

Price: €55

Learn to snorkel and skin dive!

This course helps you explore the underwater world from the surface, without the need to use scuba equipment. It provides basic information on skin diving equipment, dive science, the environment, problem management and safe skin diving practices.

You learn various techniques for donning and adjusting equipment, entering the water, checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.

Then you practice using your mask, fins and snorkel effectively so you don’t miss a moment of underwater action. You can then join us on an optional open water dive to use your new skills.