Gran Canaria is a great place to take or complete your PADI qualification. The seas around the Island are rich in colourful fish such as damselfish, parrotfish, wrasse and combers. The Island has great external links by air, plenty of accommodation at all levels and is warm all the year round.
Davy Jones Diving have been teaching people to dive on the Island since 1998. They are now one of the most popular PADI centres, chosen by more people each year for their PADI Courses. in 2018 they were awarded the PADI Europe 2018 'Outstanding Achoevement award", and they have staff who can teach you in English, German, Spanish, Dutch and Italian. PADI has also recognised their excellence at training by awarding them two certificates of excellence and making them a PADI five-star dive centre. Their customers have consistently rated them highly on TripAdvisor where they have gained a certificate of excellence for each of the last 5 years and have been entered into the Trip Advisor 'Hall of Fame'
It is much easier to enjoy your PADI course if you are warm and comfortable. In the Canaries, the water temperature never drops below 18ºC, while in the UK temperatures rarely reach this level in summer. The Canaries are warmed all the year round by the waters of the Gulf Stream, but in winter the water can feel chilly due to the higher air temperatures. To get around this at Davy Jones Diving there are not only warm Cressi wet-suits in 7mm neoprene, but extra thermal layers such as undershirts, gloves, hoods, and even extra wetsuits to help you feel comfortable in the water.
And out of the water Davy Jones have one of the best facilities for training, with a large private enclosed garden where most briefings take place, fantastic diving locally in the Marine Reserve at Arinaga, just a few minutes from the centre, and an international team that regularly teach courses in English, German, Spanish, Dutch and Italian.
They also provide dive computers for you to use on PADI Open Water and PADI Advanced courses so that you can get experience with this important piece of diving technology.