Scuba diving is arguably one of the most spectacular activities you can choose. If you’ve never tried it, La Manga is the perfect place to start. On the other hand, if you’re an experience scuba diver with years of diving under your belt, you won’t be disappointed at what’s on offer here. There are a whole range of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) diving courses on offer in this neck of the woods and your biggest challenge will be choosing which one might be best for you.
If you’re brand new to scuba diving, then the 4-hour (approximate) Discover Scuba Diving (Pool and Sea) course is probably the best place to start. It lets you to get to grips with the notion of scuba in the safety of the La Manga pool and then the chance to take to the Mediterranean for a feel of the real deal. You’ll get up close and personal with a whole host of aquatic life and you’ll be in the safe hands of your fully qualified instructor. It may be that you choose this scuba diving option for a morning or so during your tennis holiday as a complete change of scene, or you might decide to delve deeper. Why not book a court for either a friendly game of singles or a head to head mixed doubles in the afternoon and give scuba diving a go in the morning? Either way, you can be assured of a great day.
If you have your sights set on becoming a PADI certified scuba diver, then your tennis will have to take a back seat for a few days during your stay. During your time in the warm water at La Manga, you’ll get the chance to embrace and perfect all the skills you’ll need to become a PADI certified diver. This is a great foundation course for anyone who really wants to get into diving big style. The most recognised certificate in the world, the PADI standards you’ll learn will enable you to dive safely and confidently, while enjoying the company of fellow novices.
Once you have your PADI certification, you’ll be able to explore the waters no matter where in the world you find yourself, without the need for professional supervision. Add this benefit to the fact that you’ll be improving your backhand and smash in between times, and you’ll see why so many tennis fans come to enjoy the variety on offer at La Manga.
For people who are already competent divers, the Advanced Open Water course that’s run at La Manga is the perfect next step. This course takes between 2 and 3 days depending on how you structure the option and really lets you explore the deeper intricacies of diving as well as the whole aquatic environment. The objective of this course is to take your diving to a new level, giving you confidence to really explore and experiment safely. Add to this option, the Emergency Response course and Rescue Diver courses and the seriousness of this sport at La Manga becomes really clear.
For tennis enthusiasts globally, La Manga offers world-class facilities. Its 28 courts are all floodlit and with a choice of surfaces to suit even the pickiest Wimbledon would-be, you won’t be disappointed. But as all fans of Centre Court know, there’s more to life than just tennis, so a break to explore the warm waters of the Med is the perfect interlude from your training session.
If you have plenty of time on your hands, you might even want to consider some of the long-stay diving courses that run over 3 to 12 weeks. If you fancy making a profession of diving then the Dive Master course will be in your sights. Where better to start your path to a new career than at La Manga? This course will enable you to join the ranks of professional divers who share their passion with their students day in and day out, while getting paid for the pleasure. This, alongside the Adventure Divers and specialist courses, as well as the Scuba Review and Dive Check will let you really get to where you want to be in the dive world, or update skills that have been left to get a bit rusty.
So, no matter whether you’re planning a tennis holiday at La Manga for a couple of weeks in July or you’re considering a long, off-season stay, combining your passion for tennis with scuba diving will open up a whole new world of opportunities. Our trained and experienced team are here and ready to take your call. Why not get in touch right now to discuss your dreams and desires for your holiday. We’ll answer all your questions and give you all the information you need to get one step closer to that tennis holiday you’re looking for, plus a whole lot more.