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PADI Open Water Course in Gran Canaria
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PADI Open Water Course in Gran Canaria

By Blue Water Diving
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 10-85, max of 6 per group
Duration: 3 days
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Live guide: German, English, Dutch, Spanish
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • PADI Open Water Course
  • Printed PADI Open Water Manual (if option is selected)
  • Digital PADI Open Water Manual (if option is selected)
  • Certification
  • Insurance
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Blue Water Diving, Calle Olimpicos, C. Doreste y Molina, s/n, 35130 Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
    The dive centre is located inside the Puerto Escala Marina in Puerto Rico.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12120P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12120P2

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    • Blue Water Diving
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      Spain
      Joined in April 2015
    • kirstencC3550IB
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing
      Just like last year, I had the most amazing time diving at Blue Water, as always Kate and Chris were wonderful as were their team. Last year I completed my advanced open water so this year I simply enjoyed my diving, diving on reef, drift and deep. I’m already planning my next trip, I feel this is the best dive centre in the area if Puerto Rico! An absolute must regardless of experience , big hugs. Kirsten x
      Written July 8, 2024
    • L880UCjoanneh
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome dive for teens
      My boys (age 14) and I were looking for a professional but chilled dive trip. This is exactly what we got. The staff are amazing, patient and fun. We had dived before and wanted a relaxed day out but with staff knew their stuff. These guys are great, thanks. T and D had a blast x
      Written July 4, 2024
    • elliecC508ZV
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Divemaster Internship
      I had one of the best months of my life interning here at Blue Water Diving. The whole experience was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Being someone who has never dived before, Kate, Chris and the team took me all the way to Divemaster position. The course is the most fun you could ever possibly have and truly have made friends for life. I will be back soon enough to complete my IDC! A special shout out to Kate and the girls, the most wonderful family you could wish to meet and i can't wait to get back on the island!
      Written June 7, 2024
    • P8991EGmatthewh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      First time
      I would just like to say what an experience. The team was fantastic. I panicked a couple of times. But was well looked after made to feel safe. Because of this I had the best experience I have every had. A massive thankyou to the team.
      Written June 6, 2024
    • 232henrye
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      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Professional instructors but practice dive was rushed
      Myself and my daughter picked the Try Scuba Diving Course as complete beginners. My girlfriend opted for snorkelling. The course consists of three parts i) getting taught some basic instructions in the dive centre and getting kitted out with wetsuits and the SCUBA gear ii) doing a practice dive in the harbour across the road from the dive shop iii) going out on the boat to do the dive. We were given instructions before the dive in the office of the dive centre and got all our gear and kit fitted out there and put on which was all fine. We then went across the road to the harbour to practice the instructions which had been explained to us in the office. The practice consisted of putting our face in the water with mask on and breathing through the regulator followed by descending beneath the water to practice breathing there. I felt that this part of the process was a little rushed and I was not comfortable doing the practice dive in the harbour before going out in the boat to do the actual dive. I opted to do the snorkelling instead using all the scuba gear I had on as did my daughter. She held her breath going down on the practice dive as she did not know how to use the regulator. This was distressing for her and she did not want to go ahead with doing the dive because of this. I felt if we had a little more time in the harbour we all might have been able to do the dive as the instructors were professional and knowledgeable. The owner of the operation came back at the time we were leaving the office to do the practice dive in the harbour and berated the instructors for not having the practice dive already done with us and this may have resulted in the instructors spending less time than we needed in the harbour doing the practice dive in my opinion. After the practice session in the harbour we went out on the boat with to do the snorkelling. My girlfriend had never snorkelled before and did not know how to use the equipment as it was not explained to her so this was unsatisfactory for her as she had to go back in the boat. We got a total of 30 min snorkelling at a location very close to the dive shop - there were some fish but not a huge amount to see. On the plus side the instructors were very helpful and really nice to my own daughter and another young girl in the water who were both quite afraid at the start of the snorkelling. So overall a little disappointing as I did not do the dive but this was partly down to my own fear of going beneath the water which I was trying to get over, and a felt if we had more time in the harbour this might have been different. Also there was 30min snorkelling and no instruction on how to use the equipment to someone who had never snorkelled before so on this day for us it was not good value for money. To summarise, overall, the issue was not with the instructors but on this occasion I felt they were being rushed at a critical part of the process (the practice dive).
      Written June 3, 2024
    • GaryL619
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great experience provided by professionals
      Had a great time conducting my Divemaster qualification at BWD. Eileen & Harriet delivered all the training in firm but fair manner. It was never too much trouble to repeat requests and I, along with other students conducting similar courses, were all treated with respect. We had a lot of laughs too. A very professional outfit. My thanks to Kate & Chris for first offering and then delivering, a top notch experience. Fully recommend.
      Written May 27, 2024
    • aken000
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thanks to the whole friendly team
      Eileen, you're a great "teacher"! 😀🤟 Thank you for the excellently presented material, helpful advice, high professionalism, fantastic diving experiences, and great sense of humor. Thank you to the whole friendly team, I will miss you! Strongly recommend.
      Written May 23, 2024
    • 900constanting
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice course!!!
      Good time, nice people!!! Good atmosphere in group! I had nice calm dives, if I'll come again in gran canaria, I will certainly go diving again!
      Written May 20, 2024
    • Journey59499599445
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Disappointed!!!
      Disappointed in the way we were treated. Me and my husband went for a discovery scuba diving, but weren't able to breath under water and took us longer than the others to get used to it. The instructor was in a rush, shouting at me at one point because I did a mistake. We didn't do the scuba diving anymore because we weren't ready and we felt stressed. What surprised me is the attitude of the lady that was running the discovery scuba diving (Hellen, or something like that) from the moment we said we are not ready to dive, because sometimes is better to know your limits,she madebus feel unconditional, didn’t speak to us, avoiding us on the boat and when we got back from the boat, looking like we made her loose time, although we still paid for it One of her students (from Leeds)was nice and even we didn't do the dive spent time with us on the boat and made us feel relaxed and like that wasn't the end of the world. What I can say is that I don't recommend them for first time doing the scuba diving.
      Written May 19, 2024
    • Cameron P
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great introduction to scuba diving!
      Had an amazing introduction to scuba diving with the team. They were very patient, friendly, and made me feel very comfortable! The site of the dive was interesting and close by - I think a really good place for a first dive. All up, a great experience, and one I would recommend to a solo traveller or a group!
      Written May 1, 2024
    • michaelcH2004PJ
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Making bubbles
      It's been 18months since I last dived with Blue Water Diving and they welcomed me back as if I had never been away. The staff are excellent, attentive and a real pleasure to dive and make bubbles with - I would thoroughly recommend to anyone coming out to Grand Canaria to dive with them - thank you. Doc
      Written April 22, 2024
    • tiffanyk10
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant team with interesting dive spots.
      We had a brilliant week diving with the Blue Water Diving team. Friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable. A great experience at some interesting locations - from seeing our first angelshark to looking out for the tourist submarine, it was certainly memorable!
      Written April 10, 2024
    • 793arildb
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good diving, already booked more.
      Top notch! Professional, friendly, helpful. Easy, came to store, booked dives for next day. Great trip, good instructors, nice dive sites. Not best visibility for uv-photo at the time as there had been a bit windy before roughing it up, but good enough to just enjoy the dive and the underwater life. 5 star. Already booked another two dives, and would have booked more if I had a longer stay.
      Written April 9, 2024
    • 904katoc
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      PADI training
      Very efficient way to do the dive master training. Nice combination of working with customers, doing the work behind the scenes and doing a lot of diving!
      Written April 5, 2024
    • 787h_vardk
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      Friendly and professional dive instructors
      Lovely dive. Saw a lot of Marine Life. Also did a specialty course in boyancy. Professional and friendly dive instructors.
      Written March 31, 2024
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    Viktoria R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Solo
    Amazing experience with beautiful diving sites! I took the Open Water course with no diving or snorkeling experience, and I am glad I took the course at Blue Water Diving. Kate and Chris are highly professional, supportive, super friendly, and fun! In the beginning, I had trouble with equalizing my ears, but Kate encouraged me and made me always feel safe and well looked after. Thanks to her and her team I was able to finish the course successfully despite my initial difficulties with equalization. They were kind and patient but also serious and supportive when needed, which made it the perfect learning experience. Both Kate and Chris are incredible teachers, and it was an honor to learn from them. They were able to pay attention to each person's individual needs and make it an amazing diving experience for everyone. The balance between fun and learning was excellent. Even while driving to the diving sites spending time with the Blue Water Diving team was super fun!!! It’s a great bunch of people with highly trained interns who were very attentive and professional. A special thanks to my dive buddy Leonie who is an incredible diver and teacher as well. Her passion for diving was truly inspiring. I spent some more time with the team after diving, and it was so much fun and an absolute pleasure to meet every single one of You!!!! Thank you so much for this incredible time and experience. Anyone thinking about scuba diving should book Blue Water Diving. You’ll be in great hands!
    Written April 7, 2023
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    Miles R
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Solo
    Had an excellent time with Chris and Zara were brilliant patient instructors you feel safe in their hands and your confidence builds through the course along with your skills. Any queries you have are easily rectified and explained clearly. Kate was helpful with the admin and is happy to help. You get an online link to the training, but if you down the padi app this works better than in a Web browser. Saw lots of sealife I was lucky saw a sting ray, Eagle ray, sea horse and puffer fish to name a few. Really excellent course can't rate these guys highly enough thank you.
    Written July 20, 2022
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    sreyn889
    Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can’t say enough good things about Kate, Chris and Co. Everyone at Blue Water Diving is super friendly, knowledgable and professional. My husband and I started out a bit nervous but they put us at ease straight away and made everything simple and easy to pick up on. We began with the open water certification and loved it so much that we moved on to the advanced course right after. If you do anything while you’re in Gran Canaria, take a few days to complete one of the courses they offer, you won’t regret it!!
    Written January 24, 2021
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    Martin D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My son and I had a fantastic experience with Chris, Kate, and the team at Blue Water. It was our first time diving and Chris, Guillem and Giles made us feel safe and prepared for every part of the course as well as taking us on 4 amazing and memorable dives to start our scuba diving lives.

    My son is 13 and Chris and Giles were so patient with him but firm on the importance of the skills we needed to stay safe under the water and to pass the course.

    I look forward to diving again with Blue Water and can recommend them wholeheartedly.
    Written April 12, 2023
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    Domness
    Manchester, UK18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can’t rate Blue Water Diving any higher. The team here are absolutely excellent and provide not only a top notch dive experience, but also a high quality of care and laughs along the way. Would be my recommended dive shop across the whole of Europe for anything from first dives to experienced divers.
    Written June 4, 2022
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    Christian R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    100% recommend Blue Water Diving for anything diving related!

    They are so professional with everything! I got my open water certification and had Chris as instructor. He took care of me, guided me and taught me everything. I felt safe and secure all the time.

    It was an amazing experience and I am so happy I got this experience with Blue Water Diving and their team! Their dive masters are also all very professional which is no wonder with Chris and Kate teaching them!

    Again 100% recommend!
    Written April 29, 2022
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    Nick K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021 • Couples
    Kate and Chris were the best!We had so much fun doing the course. Got to see so many species of fish, sting rays, octopus,cuttle fish,angel sharks and a baby thrasher shark. Great dive sites and wrecks. Highly recommend Blue Water Diving in Puerto Rico Gran Caneria
    Written April 27, 2021
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    Andrew W
    United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    I qualified as an Advanced Open Water Diver back in 2001 with my wife so we always knew when we had our son as soon as he was old enough we wanted to give him the opportunity. Why is it important to share this?

    Well when you are trusting a team with your only child it has to be the right choice and a great team.

    The full team at Blue Water didn’t let us down in anyway they were nothing short of amazing. My son qualified for his Junior open water and we will be back in October when he turns 12 to do his Junior advanced.

    If you are brand new, fully qualified and really experienced or wanting to get your kids to try a lifelong skill then do not hesitate to contact Kate & Chris at Bluewater their knowledge, the team they have created and the warm welcome they give everyone is exceptional. Having been lucky enough to dive all over the world I have to say this is the best Dive club by far.

    Special mention to Eileen, Giles and Kate who trained and were buddies with my son. They have given him the bug (have to say I’m delighted) and he wanted me to pass on his thanks he loves you all.

    Steph who myself and my wife went diving with was superb and an awesome professional.

    Last mention (this is really bad of me) to the Scottish chap who was on holiday who took us on another dive with the Blue Water team he was excellent. Again the reason for mentioning is that he trained with Blue Water and goes back all the time to spend time with the team which just says everything.

    So how do I sum up the experience, 5 star you will struggle to find a better team to dive with.
    Written August 16, 2023
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    Sandra M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2020 • Family
    Chris, jaffa and Ivan were the best instructors for open water dive. We were a five people family and did the PADI open water divers course. Great course , enthusiastic people, very professional. They learned is everthing in the pool so there was no fear in the ocean. We all got the same love for diving. If you search for the best then you will find it at puerto Rico Gran Canaria at Blue water diving . We will come back visiting them . We all love to dive now .
    Written November 4, 2020
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    ChrisM
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    Highly recommend Kate and Chris for the open water course. My wife and I took this course with them and will be using bluewater diving for our next course. Kate was super helpful and friendly when we booked. Chris is an extremely professional instructor and his attention to detail was superb. Felt safe at all times and every exercise was explained very clearly. The balance between fun and learning was perfect. (And we had a lot of fun! ) All the dive masters and instructors were attentive and really nice guys. We passed our course and immediately booked another couple of guided dives with them. A superb team altogether.
    Written February 27, 2023
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