Lanzarote Travel Blog› entry 8 of 27 › view all entries
May 11th, 2010 – by: quinnkim
The folks at Bahianus were EXCELLENT!!!!
I am still a very novice scuba diver and I was anxious and excited about diving in Lanzarote.
The water was a bit cold so we had the thick suits on, but it was clear and beautiful. Lanzarote is the Island of 1000 volcanoes and the shore is made up of volcanic rocks and reefs. We followed the rocks-reef into the ocean and we were able to see tons of tropical fish, snakes and beautiful corals. We were in a slight current and since I am so inexperienced I have trouble controlling my movements under water. Stefan literally guided me by the hand and swam with me for much of the first dive and as a result he was able to point out several beautiful things including a cuttlefish, a yellow coral snake that was about 5 inches long and sucked onto the reef, and a sole which is a flat fish that lays right against the sand and blends right in, when it sees you coming it darts along swimming sideways and all you can see is the movement and the one big eye looking at you. It was awesome!
I was exhausted after the first dive and wanted to skip the second, but Stefan offered to let Brian go with the other group and to work with me individually so I could continue learning to dive. I agreed and we spent another 45 minutes diving around the reefs and saw so many beautiful fish. In Australia we saw lots of individual fish, but in Lanzarote we saw schools upon schools of fish swimming around. I would be looking to the right at the reef and when I turned my head to the left I would be surrounded by a school of fish who were all checking me out. It was fantastic! We saw a baracuda that was about 20 inches long, bright silver, and just hanging around watching us.
I´m so glad we were able to arrange the dive and that I kept with it and took the opportunity to dive with my own instructor. I have much more to learn about diving, but I love seeing the ocean so much that I want to keep at it.
When we returned to the ship I received a phone call from the spa letting me know that I won a massage, what perfect timing after exhausting myself and my muscles carrying 100 pounds of scuba equipment up and down the beach all day!
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