Monday, 5 August 2013


Well 26 years after i first visited i arrived back in Tenerife. Its where my wife learn to dive amongst the Stingrays of Las Galletas. This time though it was my children who experienced stingrays close up even when snorkeling. It was great to see them get excited about a 1.5 metre Butterfly Stingray as it glided past them.
Diving well i was lucky enough to squeeze one dive in. It was on the wreck El Condesito. I visited this wreck on my previous trip and it was totally intact right down to the light bulbs in their fittings. She isn't like that any more and lies flattened in her magnificent u shaped gully. the stern is still intact and its home to many interesting fish.
i dived with Aqua-Marina Dive 5* Padi Dive Centre in Playa de las Americas and had a great time. The dive rib is great and the rental dive gear was all fine. they have just installed trimix and will be running trimix dives soon.
My dive on the wreck was great but other divers in the group headed out into deeper water which meant a lot of fining in mid blue water not seeing much. This didn't help me with the photography especially since i was only using a wee compact camera loaned from the dive centre. It was great to be back on the wee wreck though and if you get a chance don't miss out on the excellent snorkeling either.
i would love to get back with my own camera gear and try a bit of the technical diving.
Mike Clark

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