I've spent my justifiable share of diving within the Canary Islands, and every time I've had a greater time than the final. Fuerteventura could also be rather less well-known than its sister islands Tenerife and Gran Canaria however belief me once I say there's loads of cause to go! I truly ended up taking my Advanced Open Water Diver certification in Fuerteventura, and thought I might share with you all why diving in Fuerteventura must be in your listing!
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Simply Accessed Shore Dives
Throughout my week of diving in Fuerteventura, I liked how simply accessible the ocean was. Only a brief drive from the dive middle, we had an enormous array of dive websites to select from; all accessible from the shore. Each my Deep Dive and Night time Dive (my chosen specialty) have been shore dives, and it made the whole lot really feel really easy and easy.
The visibility on all of my dives was nice, and I've since discovered that the visibility within the space is often round 30 metres, all yr spherical! This makes for some epic dives, the place you don’t have to fret about low visibility ruining your probabilities of exploring the underwater world.
The water temperatures across the island are snug all yr spherical. A temperature of 17-18 levels Celsius (62-62 Fahrenheit) is widespread within the winter months, while the water temperature in the summertime is often round 23 levels Celsius (73 levels Fahrenheit). I went diving in February, in a 7mm wetsuit, and wasn’t chilly in any respect!
I needed to save this for final, however it's undoubtedly the #1 cause you must go diving in Fuerteventura! Throughout my night time dive, I had an unimaginable and really distinctive expertise, that I’d by no means guess might have occurred within the Canary Islands. Briefly, I noticed the glowing bio plankton for the primary time there – and had no concept they have been a factor in Europe! Throughout my Night time Dive, my Dive Grasp and I sat down on the ocean flooring for a bit. He motioned for me to loosen up and switch off my flashlight, so I did.
For a second we have been immersed in full darkness, earlier than he began flapping his arms round like loopy, and signaling for me to do the identical. Throughout us, within the water, blue sparks appeared to be coming alive and spiraling round as a response to our motion, and I swear I might have died joyful proper there. Undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime expertise, and one I by no means thought to have in Fuerteventura!
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