Meet Paul and Adam! 2 of our latest qualified PADI divers! Find out how and why they got in scuba diving and all the best bits!
Guest blogger: Paul and Adam Campbell-Leishman
Please tell us who you are and what your PADI certification is!
Paul and Adam Campbell-Leishman. We are both PADI Advanced open water divers.
How or why did you get into diving in the first place?
Always beeb obsessed with the ocean, so it was a natural step for me!
What was your first dive experience like?
In 1 word...AMAZING!
Describe that "ah ha" moment when you knew you were hooked on diving!
Taking that first breath underwater and feeling weightless almost like flying!
What was your favourite PADI course and why?
PADI Open Water Diver! I felt so good to know we were finally doing it!
Describe your favourite course in 3 words
Life changing, education and FUN!
Would you recommend this course to your friends and family?
Absolutely! I already have been!
Adam being a model for Paul's on his digital underwater photography speciality!
Describe your typical diving day in Lanzarote!
Get picked up in the morning and taken to the dive centre to get ready for another superb day doing what we love, lots of dives!
What course do you plan on taking next?
Rescue diver is the next main course but we are thinking of adding a few more specialities in the mix!
What was the best thing you saw underwater during your holiday?
Absolutely has to be La Cathedral! Seconded by La Graciosa!
What was the most helpful thing you learned about scuba diving!
NEVER HOLD YOUR BREATH!
If you could recommend anything to someone wanting to learn to dive what would it be?
Do it! You will never look back!
Topside question - favourite thing to visit in Lanzarote?
Famara beach and Timanfaya National Park (the volcano!)
Topside question - favourite place to eat in Lanzarote?
Bar Playa by Playa Chica
Is there anything you'd like to add?
Thank you everyone at Manta for all you have taught us!