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Carlos’ continuing journey to Divemaster: rescue diver

In February of this year, Carlos Pinto walked into our shop an announced that he wanted to become a divemaster.  When we asked about his rescue diver qualification, he told us,” I have not scuba dived before, but I want

Discover scuba with the University of the Azores

Yesterday we saw the culmination of our annual collaboration with the Nature guide course run by Professor Joao Pedro Barreiros.  We started in March with a lecture on diving, the main focus being how dissolved nitrogen affects the body.  The

First Dives this year at Biscoitos

On Monday Alex and Geo took a couple of our more regular divers, Brendon and Carlos  up to the north of the island to explore a couple of the more rarely dived sites at Biscoitos.  As you can see the

It is Official – Andre has his Divemaster certificate from PADI

Today Andre received his official card and certificate from PADI. Here he is having his official photo taken in front of our map.   Many congratulations and we wish him a long diving career.

Eurodyssee vacancy at Arraia Divers – Divemaster

Do you want to work at a dive center? Are you under 30? Are you already a divemaster? If you are already a rescue diver with 40 dives and are interested in becoming a PADI professional we would train you

Last night dive of the season!

After a few months without a night dive, we were back and busy this past Sunday.   Shannon and Kenneth, 2 guests from the US, finished their 2 days of diving with us, with a night tour of Arraia reef,

André led his first DSD as a PADI Pro!

This Friday, under the almost sunny azorian sky, André took his first 2 DSD customers under the direct supervision of our instructor Phil. First, Julia and Miguel, our guests from Spain, went through the usual pool session to make sure

Andre Bettencourt is now a PADI divemaster!

Well done to Andre Bettencourt on successfully completing his divemaster course.  Everything has now been approved by PADI and he just received his PRO number.  Andre will start guiding customers and will  begin his Discover scuba diving leader internship.  Please join

Easter Diving with Arraia Divers: fun dives and a new PADI course

Easter has been busy with visitors from Spain as well as a new open water course with one of the guys from the American Airbase. On Maundy Thursday newly qualified divemaster, Andre took Agustin for a dive at one of

A Thornback at the Lidador for Carlos, newly qualified PADI open water diver

Carlos Pinto recently qualified as an open water diver with us.  Today Andre and Alex took him for a dive over at Lidador and were rewarded by a thornback ray lying quietly on the sand.  Lovely viz again and lots

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