The Expedition Begins ........
It was an early start for most of us on Sunday 31st October, we all met at 3:15am for the coach to take us to Gatwick. Bucks Fizz and Pastries were handed out and we made our way to Gatwick. The flight was a little late but soon we were in the air heading for warmer and sunnier weather. At the airport in Arrecife we met in the baggage area and headed for our transfer. Unfortunately only four of us had got on the bus before we were told it was full. Everyone else waited about an hour but were soon at our hotel. A couple of hours to unpack and chill out, then we all met for dinner at the local Mexican. Good food, good banter and good spirits ahead of our first days diving.
THE WEEK'S DIVING SCHEDULE..........
- DAY 1 – PLAYA CHICA – 2 SHORE DIVES
- DAY 2 – LA GRACIOSA – 2 BOAT DIVES
- DAY 3 – MALA – 2 SHORE DIVES, FOLLOWED BY A NIGHT DIVE AT PLAYA CHICA
- DAY 4 – PUERTO DEL CARMEN – 2 BOAT DIVES
- DAY 5 – PLAYA FLAMINGO – 2 SHORE DIVES
- DAY 6 – PLAYA BLANCA – 2 BOAT DIVES
A summary of the week......
This really was a fantastic week of diving in Lanzarote with Aquatis diving. I could write pages and pages with the events of each day but I think it would be nicer to let the photos do the talking. Six days of great diving, evening meals and a buggy tour into the mountains. This was such a special, social week where new friendships were forged and new diving experiences shared. We finished the week off with a meal with everyone, George, Sam, Remmie and Sandra from Aquatis. Average surface temperature in November is around 26 degrees and the water temperature is between 22 – 23 degrees, Vis in most places up to 20m. A superb place for some wet suit winter diving. Out thanks to Aquatis Diving Centre and our friends on the trip, Cat Briggs, Gareth Morgan, Ian and Gillian Gale, Baz and Shake Warner, Alan Williams and Jolita, Feranmi, Rhys and Jim.