Same diving outfit, different diving day, different diving location. I was hoping that the water temperature and weather conditions would actually be warmer than the previous day which was cold and windy. Water temperature makes all the difference in the world for diving as does the waves caused by winds. But of course, even if there were bad diving conditions, it would not be an issue with a good dive operator because otherwise the people would start heaving their breakfast overboard.
Unfortunately, the waves and winds didn’t subside from yesterday so the dive operator had to go to a regular shore dive since boats would not be able to operate well out on open water. To me, it was alright since that meant that we had to drive to another part of the island which I had not yet seen even though I was hoping to go on a boat so we could have gone and done a wreck diving. But alas, the weather and waves were not cooperating so off to a different section of the island.
And I would have to say that going to this other part of the island was a great idea because there was a lot more to see in terms of sea life. Sure, it was a little colder in the water this time around but I felt that putting up with the chills was worth the diving. Besides, I could always eat more food to make up for the calories burnt for diving and being cold.
The second dive of the day took more of a careful observation skill because some of the sea life were not so visible unless you are really looking carefully!
Well, that was it for me in terms of diving. So…. would I go back to the Gran Canaria to dive some more? Oh yeah! Maybe a different season would help in seeing different kinds of life underwater as well. I would have to say that the diving in the Canaries was definitely worth doing even in the cold water during the winter. I will have to come back someday again.