Lanzarote Travel Blog› entry 9 of 28 › view all entries
Oddly the cruise didn´t offer any scuba diving excursions we could take so Kim got adventurous and found a great dive company on Travbuddy. Based on a good review from another traveller we emailed a reservation off to them and this became our plan for the day. Michael picked us up at the dock at 8:30am and took us around to Playa del Carmen where the dive shop and the beach we would be diving from is located. It was only about a 15 minute drive from Arrecife where we were docked.
He helped us and an English couple who were staying at Playa del Carmen get geared up and then we headed for the dock. This was a shore dive, so we had to get all of our gear on, and then walk about 100 yards to the beach where we just walked in the water and started diving.
The site was great. It gently sloped in to the ocean so we could float just above the ground and swim with the numerous schools of fish in the area. During our two dives we saw little snakes in the ground, fish eating from the bottom of the ocean, some coral (but mostly just rock) and a few fish that glowed florescent blue in the shaded areas. It was beautiful and fun.
We picked up some small sandwiches for lunch between dives and were back on the boat by 3:30. This dive was well worth the money. We had such a good time we both wanted to give a bit of an extra tip to them, but didn´t coordinate that well between ourselves. We both tipped them seperatly....oh well. It was worth it.
Lanzarote is a great place to dive. You can see many things in shallow dives, but deeper dive´s don´t feel deep, so it´s not as intimidating.
When we got back on the boat we were exhausted. We were able to stay up for a bit but ended up sleeping like rocks.