Diving has been something that I’ve wanted to do for so long, and when I discovered we were visiting Lanzarote I just had to take that opportunity. I researched months beforehand, looking at all the different places and checking out prices. Manta Diving was the place I settled on, and after a few friendly emails, my brother and I were all booked in and had a lift from our villa to the diving centre on the morning of our dive sorted! I’d booked it for our third day, and it was honestly the highlight of the holiday for me. I know my brother enjoyed it too, so I’m sure he’d do it again!
The guys at Manta Diving were brilliant, and I couldn’t fault them at all. So friendly and helpful, and considering we did a beginners diving experience, I never felt like I was out of my depth. (Sorry, couldn’t resist that one!)
We were diving in Playa Chica Bay and it was soo gorgeous! The waters were pretty calm, and there were tons of fish, as you’ll see in the videos below! Breathing underwater through the diving equipment felt so strange – you actually have to think about breathing! We got to 6 metres, and honestly the worst thing is getting your eyes sorted! Imagine being on a plane, and then times the amount they pop by 10. Definitely something you need to get used to, but it wasn’t all that difficult. Of course, as we were just on a discover dive, the guys leading us did all the hard work – sorting out weights and our buoyancy for that first one. We did the follow up a couple of days later, going down to 12 metres and this is where we actually got off the seabed, and swam/floated about instead.
(Make sure you watch in HD!)
I also went back to do a bit of snorkelling! I was just so amazed by the amount of fish and the clear waters, I couldn’t resist it. At one point we spotted a man feeding a load of fish some bread… They were going mad for it!
So I’m nowhere near qualified for diving, but I think that’s definitely something I’ll look into… Of course, it just means I’ll have to get back to Lanzarote (or maybe Tenerife?) to do it. I don’t think I’m brave enough for the freezing British waters haha! Hope you enjoyed my shoddy filming – holding a GoPro and moving underwater is a lot harder than it seems…