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Diving with… Dennis Rabeling, Euro Divers Lanzarote

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In this ongoing series, we speak to the people who run dive centres, resorts and liveaboards from around the world about their businesses and the diving they have to offer…


What is your name?

Dennis Rabeling

What is the name of your business?

Euro-Divers Lanzarote

What is your role within the business?

Owner and Dive instructor

How long has the business operated for?

15 months

How long have you dived for, and what qualification are you?

I have been diving since I was 8 years old and now I’m PADI MSDT and Full Cave Diver.

What is your favorite type of diving?

Wall or drop-off diving is amazing with the incredible views and big pelagic fish passing by.

If you could tell people one thing about your business (or maybe more!) to make them want to visit you what would it be?

Lanzarote is a beautiful dive destination with lots of life and different species, with stunning drop-offs, wrecks and different dive sites and, of course, we have famous Museo Atlantico. The waters around the island offer a big diversity with small macro life like the seahorse, nudibranch and more, to the bigger life like the Angelshark, different kind of ray types and types of dolphins and whales. Lanzarote is also very interesting for the non-divers, which makes it a perfect destination for the whole family.

What is your favorite dive in your location and why?

In front of the dive centre there are five dive sites which are very nice because they are all drop off’s and walls, with, at the start, sandy areas where we encounter bigger life. Easily accessible and starting from the dive centre makes it very comfortable.

What types of diving are available in your location?

Shore, boat, wreck, cavern, drop offs and many more, which makes the island very attractive with varied types of diving.

What do you find most rewarding about your current role?

When people are coming out of the water with a big smile on their face talking about the awesome encounters they saw underwater.

What is your favorite underwater creature?

My favourite animal here in the Canary Islands is the Angelshark; they are unique because they are living on this planet already for 150 million years. They look very ancient but also elegant. We can see them here during mating season and in spring time we find juveniles on our night dives.

Are there any exciting changes / developments coming up in the near future?

In front of the dive centre they are renovating the Fariones Hotel which is going to be a 5+ star hotel and should be finished this year. We hope we will get some more customers who will only have to walk across the street to get to their dive centre.

As a center what is the biggest problem you face at the moment?

There are no really big problems that we face at the moment. We are always trying to find a better way to make the diving more easy, safe and logistically so the client can enjoy their diving in the best way.

Is your center involved in any environmental work?

We organise regular clean up days. The biggest problem with trash over here is that the wind comes from the other side of the island and goes towards the sea. What happens is that the trash that is on the streets sometimes gets blown into the ocean. But every day they clean up the streets, the trash is minimal, and when we find trash we always try to take it with us.

How do you see the SCUBA / Freediving / snorkeling industry overall? What changes would you make?

For us as a family it is not only a job. For us it is also a big passion. Every day that we go in the water we are enjoying being there. In my eyes, everybody in the industry should see it this way. The enthusiasm will reflect back in the results towards the customer.

What would you say to our visitors to promote the diving you have to offer?

You have to come and see the Angelshark with us here at Lanzarote! The doors are wide open at our dive centre and the coffee, tea or water is always ready for you. Hopefully I will see you soon in Lanzarote so we can make some amazing dives!

Where can our visitors find out more about your business?

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WIN a Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Beuchat to give away an Air Light Bag!

The Air Light Bag from Beuchat is a practical travel bag that takes up minimum storage space.

  • Material: 600 denier and 1,000 denier nylon/PVC
  • Soft roller bag, easily stored in its mesh bag
  • Internal retaining straps
  • Zip fastener with eyelets for padlocks
  • Side compartment for fins
  • Outer document pocket with coated zip and carry strap
  • Backpack style straps concealed behind the foam back-plate
  • Drainage vents
  • Red over-moulded wheels; detachable wheel block

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on Scubaverse.com (which you can read here), we reported that the Philippines have been recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the 27th World Travel Awards. In the article it states how many islands make up the Philippines… how many are there?

Is there:

  • A) 7,209
  • B) 7,532
  • C) 7,641

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Beuchat Air Light Bag December 2020

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Quick Scuba Tips #1: How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving (Watch Video)

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How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving. Can’t I just take my new mask diving straight out of the box? Well, actually, no. It needs a little work to make it dive ready.

In this, the first in our new scuba diving quick hints and tips series, I’m going to show you how to prepare a new mask for scuba diving with three quick techniques, all aimed at stopping your scuba mask from fogging.

Yes, this link is an affiliate link. Purchases made through these links may earn me a small commission at no extra charge to you.

Dive safe, dive often!

James


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