Diving in Lanzarote, Spain
Darrell and I went to Lanzarote, an island of the Canary Islands, belonging to Spain.
We stayed at the Gloria Izaro Club Hotel. Although not a dive resort, it had very nice accommodations, including a restaurant on premise.
We went diving from May 30, 2017 to June 1, 2017 with Manta Diving Lanzarote, where we did two tank boat dives the first two days, and shore diving on the third day. Thanks Rachel for setting up the dives for us, and also to Ben and James for showing us a great time under water!
A big attraction to diving in Lanzarote, is the Museo Atlántico. It is the first underwater museum in Europe, it has been open for about 6 months. The sculptures are already showing signs of sea life.
May 30, 2017
Our first dive was Los Colorados. We got down to about 50′, the temperature started at 70 degrees and then 68 degrees at depth. Here, we saw Sea Dragon Nudibranchs, Red Parrot Fish and lots of Lizard Fish.
Our second dive was to the Museo Atlántico. Maximum depth was 45′ with about the same temperatures as Los Colorados. We followed a course using a map, which tells a story of the sculptures. While at the museum, our dive buddy Rick, had planned to propose to Kristen under water, and we were there to be a part of it. Congratulations to the newly engaged couple!
The visibility was great on both dives. We dove in 7ml suits, and others had dry suits on.
May 31, 2017
On the first dive, we dove Red Cross Wall. A wall dive with lots of sea life. Here we saw big Red Sea Stars, lots of Bearded Fireworms and Nudibranchs. The second dive was called Harbor Wrecks. On this dive, it was a 3 minute boat ride from the harbor to the site. Here, we saw large groupers and a big Southern Ray. Temperatures were a bit warmer, 70 and 72 degrees, and the visibility was a bit better than yesterday.
June 1, 2017
On this day, we dove from shore, from the pier near the dive shop. We used a short stair entry to get in the water. We surface swam to the buoys and down we went. The first site was called The Blue Hole, a swim-through at about 90′. On this dive we saw more Nudibranchs, Tube Worms and Bearded Fireworms. On the way back, we ran into a couple of African Cuttlefish.
On the second dive, we dove House Reef. On this dive, we saw a Pigmy Filefish, Anemones and a Sea Horse. The water temperature was in the 70’s for both dives, and visibility was fantastic.
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