SIDEMOUNT & BACKMOUNT DIVING

Personalized Courses & High quality diving on Lanzarote

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ABOUT

"THELONGHOSE IS A SMALL GROUP OF DIVE INSTRUCTORS THAT PROMOTE SAFE, COMFORTABLE AND FUN DIVING THROUGH PROPER, INTENSIVE AND SYSTEMATIC TEACHING"

 

TheLongHose.com was started in 2011 by Mike Van Splunteren, a highly experienced diver and dive instructor.

After years of teaching the McDoanlds stuff, as he likes e to call it, Mike felt the need to look for better ways to teach diving. Mike joined the UTD instructor ranks in 2011 where he discovered a "new" approach of teaching scuba diving and in 2015 joined Innerspace Explorers.

The aim of thelonghose.com is to bring this new approach to the general public regardless of agencies or former experience. We believe in high quality training, that will create thinking, comfortable and safe, recreational and technical divers, using a modern sidemount or hogarthian configuration, which includes the famous "longhose", from where the name "THELONGHOSE" originated.

From the start, we focus on foundational skills such as trim, buoyancy, propulsion techniques and team diving which will make your diving safer, more comfortable and more enjoyable.

We lay a solid foundation on which, if you want to, can build on for more advanced types of diving, by "teaching with the end goal in mind"

Students also learn to dive without a computer, using ratio deco, which allow them not only to understand decompression theory better but also not to rely solely on this piece of equipment.

 

WHY US

Traditionally, people go to a Divecenter and sign-up for a course. An Instructor is assigned to the aspiring diver by the owner of the center and that was that. But are you just going to jump in the sea with anyone? What does the Instructor think is important ? With how many people are you going to do the course? What kind of dives does your Instructor do in his free time, is he a full-time instructor?

Continue reading to find out what are the advantages of training with THELONGHOSE.

AT THELONGHOSE, OUR INSTRUCTORS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT DIVING

We just love diving and everytime we can, we'll jump in the water, just for fun, and of course, to keep learning and practicing. We believe that our passion can be felt in our teaching and guiding.

AT THELONGHOSE, WE BELIEVE IN QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY.

You will pay for what you get!! We are used to get things quick and cheap in our "McDonalds culture". You want it quick and cheap?Then better go somewhere else, because we take diving serioulsy at THELONGHOSE., because diving is a serious activity , "shortcuts" and easy courses are not the way to become a safe, good and experienced diver who enjoys himself whilst underwater.

At THELONGHOSE, WE OFFER HIGH QUALITY PERSONALIZED COURSES

We will give you the time you require and adjust the course to your needs. You'll comply with much more than the minimum pre-requisites and you'll get the best for your money, as long as you are ready to put some effort in as well, of course! The course is paid but the certification is earned!

 

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TEAM

  • MIKE VAN SPLUNTEREN

    MIKE VAN SPLUNTEREN

    FOUNDER,

    RESPONSIBLE OF EDUCATION,

    PROJECTS & DIVING

    Mike has been a full time dive professional for the last 10 years and has

    dived in Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, The Red Sea,

    Eastern Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea.

    He dives DIR Backmount and Sidemount and Rebretahers

    Dutch

    English, Spanish, Dutch and German.

    Lanzarote, Spain.

    1982

    2005

    4500+

    105 meters on OC

    4 hours 2m

    Nationality:

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     Freediving and spearfishing have been of great influence, however, after noticing the damage done by local spearfishermen and himself, he decided NOT to fish anymore.. His deepest dive was almost 50 meters on a single breath.

    He started out as a PADI Instructor and climbed uap the ladder until Master instructor but felt he couldn't reach his personal goals without growing away from PADI.

     

    Mike has gone through intensive Instructor SIDEMOUNT  and BACKMOUNT training with Steve Martin (IT TecRec), Andrew Georgitsis and Jeff Seckendorf (UTD ITT) and did his GUE Fundamentals training with JP Bresser, G.U.E instructor of the year 2010. His CCR Training and Trimix qualifications were taught by Simon Butler (IT IANTD) and its cave training was done by ISE Instructor Spyros Kollas. Recently, he became an IANTD Cavern/intro to cave Instructor and an IANTD Instructor Trainer, trained by Antonio Vico (IANTD Spain ITT) His ISE training was done by Achim Schloeffel ,ISE ITT and former GUE TEC 2 Instructor.

    He started out as a PADI Instructor and climbed uap the ladder until Master instructor but felt he couldn't reach his personal goals without growing away from PADI.

     

  • ALEXIA DUNAND

    ALEXIA DUNAND

    PARTNER, RESPONSIBLE OF

    PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEOGRAPHY,

    WEBSITE & CONSERVATION

    Alexia has a BSc in Life Sciences and Technologies from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), a postgraduate certificate in Oceanography (University of Southampton, UK) and a MSc (Hons) in Marine Ecology (UIB, Spain).

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     Swiss

    French, Spanish and English.

    Lanzarote, Spain.

    1998

    2000+

    over 100

    65 meters on CCR

    :2 hours 52 min

    She is an IANTD A.R.Trimix instructor, full cave diver, CCR trimix diver, UTD Sidemount diver, a PADI MSDT Instructor and a Sidemount instructor. She has thousands of dives under her belt but still enjoys every single minute underwater as she says there is always something different to see and something new to learn!

    She considers herself as a lucky person, she lives the life she had dreamed of, being in and around the sea most of the time and more importantly contributing to the conservation of our marine ecosystems.

    As an underwater photographer, Alexia is responsible for the pictures and videos of thelonghose.com as well as the art design of the website and our dive wear.

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TESTIMONIALS

COURSES

ANY USER LEVEL COURSE HAS A FIXED RATE OF 150€ / DAY

YOU CAN FIND BELOW THE NUMBER OF DAYS GENERALLY REQUIRED

MATERIALS, CERTIFICATION, EQUIPMENt, Nitrox & TEC GASES NOT INCLUDED IN PRICES

RECREATIONAL TRAINING

TECHNICAL TRAINING

IANTD ESSENTIALS OF REC

IANTD ESSENTIALS OF TEC

ISE BASICS OF EXPLORATION (B.O.E.)

ISE BASICS OF EXPLORATION + (B.O.E. +)

ISE RECREATIONAL DIVER

IANTD ADVANCED DIVER

 

IANTD OPENWATER SIDEMOUNT

THELONGHOSE MULTICYLINDER TEC SIDEMOUNT

3 DAYS

4 DAYS

4 DAYS

5 DAYS

5 DAYS

3 DAYS

 

4 DAYS

4 DAYS

ISE LEVEL 1

IANTD CAVERN COURSE

IANTD INTRO TO CAVE*

IANTD ADVANCED NITROX

IANTD ADVANCED RECREATIONAL TRIMIX

IANTD TECHNICAL DIVER

IANTD NORMOXIC TRIMIX*

5 DAYS

3.5 DAYS

3 DAYS

3 DAYS

4 DAYS

3 DAYS

6 DAYS

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

SPECIALTY TRAINING

ISE ASSISTANT

IANTD DIVEMASTER

IANTD OPENWATER INSTRUCTOR (CROSS OVER)

IANTD ESSENTIALS TEC INSTRUCTOR

IANTD ADVANCED NITROX INSTRUCTOR

IANTD A.R TRIMIX INSTRUCTOR

IANTD SIDEMOUNT INSTRUCTOR

ISE INSTRUCTOR

 

500 €

750 €

695 €

650 €

650 €

900 €

600 €

1500 €

 

IANTD DEEP DIVER

IANTD NITROX DIVER

ISE SCOOTER WORKSHOP

ISE SURVEY WORKSHOP

 

THELONGHOSE RATIO DECO WORKSHOP

GAS BLENDER NITROX + TRIMIX

2 DAYS

2 DAYS

2 DAYS

2 DAYS

 

2.5 DAYS (1 DIVE INCL.)

2.5 DAYS (NO DIVING)

NOTE: If sidemount certified,  you can take any course in sidemount configuration at a extra cost of 50€ / course,  but your skills level  will first have to be evaluated by the instructor. Please contact us for more detailed info on instructor training

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Formulario alta cliente (EN ESPAÑOL)

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Formulario alta cliente (EN ESPAÑOL)

DECRETO 37/2014, INTERMEDIARIO TURISTICO I-0003238.1 - TENEMOS A DISPOSICIÓN HOJAS DE RECLAMACIONES EN C/EL PAREDÓN 30 - GUIME  (18H-21H)