Scuba diving in Lanzarote

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Holidays ! That time of the year where I can finally stop fantasizing about scuba diving and can actually log a few dives. This time we chose a weird scuba destination: the volcanic island of Lanzarote, in the Canary islands. The island was featured in the movie “Broken embraces” by Pedro Almodovar and has been thoroughly staged by the local artist Cesar Manrique creating a one-of-a-kind experience in that otherwise dry piece of land.

The diving there is amazing, although the heavy wind and tides may make it a bit tough for beginners, the coastline felt pretty pristine and house to many huge groupers (more than 1m long). Lots of moray eels, nudibranchs, parrotfish, snappers, pulps… all friendly to divers and playful. I also managed my 3*/N4 scuba certification – thanks Uli for the fun dives.

We avoided the mass German tourism by staying in the small fisherman village of Arietta,and had the most quiet time (and enjoyed amazing tapas ! ). We’ll definitely go back there.