Getting Advanced Certified in the Canary Islands

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After you grow to be an Open Water Diver, you’ll be set to discover the underwater world with confidence. However, for a lot of, a pure subsequent step in your journey as a diver (after finishing a bunch of enjoyable dives, in fact), is to get licensed as an Advanced Open Water Diver. The certification permits you to actually good your expertise, and is a good way to start out exploring these Specialty Courses we’ve all been so interested by.

On a visit to the Canary Islands (Fuerteventura, to be exact), I made a decision to leap in and get my Advanced certification myself, and on this publish I share what the expertise was like!


The Concept

Like with the Open Water Diver course, there's a theoretical half for the Superior certification too. This lets you take your information and understanding of diving to a different degree, and sure, there are checks the place your teacher takes you thru every reply and the logic behind them. My teacher was nice, and we truly did our walkthrough of every little thing proper by the dive website, within the Fuerteventura solar. This ensured that I used to be utterly in control about the whole lot, and that the information was recent in my thoughts for every dive.

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Specialties & Dive Websites

You’ll do a complete of 5 specialty dives in your Superior certification. Two of those are obligatory; Underwater Navigator and Deep Diver, while the opposite three are yours to decide on! First, I selected the Peak Performance Buoyancy journey dive, as a result of buoyancy is one thing I all the time assume I can enhance on. For this dive, my teacher introduced a big sq. body, tied to an anchor, for us to follow with! I had a lot enjoyable navigating via it from totally different angles with out touching the sides for this dive.

For the Deep Diver specialty, my teacher had some enjoyable challenges for me on the backside of the dive website, to actually illustrate how your physique and mind is affected by the strain.

I additionally selected the Night Diver journey dive and the Digital Underwater Photographer journey dive for my Superior certification. I've written extra concerning the night time dive and whether or not it is best to put it in your bucket listing (or not) in this article. As a blogger, the underwater images dive was extremely useful, and never solely did I study so much, however my teacher additionally took some nice pictures of me diving!

We caught to 2 dive websites for the certification. Each have been shore dives, which is all the time handy, and my teacher naturally knew them like his personal again pocket.


After the Certification

I used to be so thrilled with finishing my Superior certification and am completely satisfied I selected to do it within the Canary Islands. Afterwards, extra superior dive websites have been out there to me, resembling “The Elevator” in Gran Canaria, which I've written about in this article.

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Concerning the Writer:

Lisa Stentvedt is a journey blogger and author from Norway. Comply with her adventures on her weblog Fjords and Beaches and on Instagram.

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