At first sight, this beach town looked forlorn and run-down. We looked at each other and talked about moving to another destination. But once we started diving, we changed our mind completely!
Between Playa Larga and Playa Giron there are more than 10 dive sites where you can simply put on diving gear, walk over the sandy beach and swim over to fantastic dive spots. No need for taking a boat was a great relief especially for me, because I get easily seasick :((
The water is cobalt-blue and we had superb visibility. Fish is abundant and swimming around you all the time. We saw crabs, langoustine, lionfish, barracuda, enormous green moray eels and numerous schools of blue-striped grunts. It was idyllic to see a big school of bluefish streaming down to the coral wall in front of you. The walls were impressive – it is said 300 m deep and it is a bit scary, you feel like you would get sucked in the blue-dark abyss…
In the end, we dived two days and did a total of 4 dives at Punta Perdiz and Cueva de los Peces. Our dive guide was a young blond Cuban called Jankierl. He was friendly and helpful, especially because I (Yasuko) did not dive almost two years and was a bit nervous at the first dive – the rather rusty tanks and did help neither :-).
For the rest of our stay, we hang out on the terrace of our casa, Kiki Hostel.