Until a little over a year ago I could have never imagined I would become a scuba dive addict… Diving was something my husband Frank had dreamed about for years, but truth to tell, the idea of going diving scared me!
I was afraid I would feel claustrophobic being completely surrounded by water. I couldn’t have been more wrong, diving doesn’t feel claustrophobic to me at all! In fact, it’s quite the opposite: it feels like ultimate freedom!
I love flying over the beautiful coral, surrounded by colorful fish, spotting the occasional turtle or stingray while hearing nothing but the sound of my own breathing.
Since getting my PADI Open Water in the Philippines, I have explored the underwater world in Malaysia, Thailand and now Cuba!
Diving in Guardalavaca
I had read about the many diving possibilities in Cuba but I wasn’t sure if there would a dive center near Guardalavaca where I was staying for the majority of my time in Cuba. Luckily there was, located on the beach 300 meter from my hotel, Club Atlántico.
The dive center is called Eagle Ray Marlin Diving Center and when I visited (March 2016) it was opened every day. There are usually 2 dives a day: at 9am and 11am.
I went diving on Saturday (I went on both the 9am and 11am dive) and Monday (I went on the 9am dive only).
On Saturday there were just 4 people on the dive and 2 dive masters. Since it had been more than 9 months since my last dive, I very much appreciated dive master Alejandro helping me putt my gear together properly. Don’t get me wrong, I assembled my own gear (very important to check your own stuff and know if everything works!), he just gave me some pointers on things I forgot.