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.There was abundant fish and visibility was excellent. We saw crabs, langoustines, lionfish, barracuda, eels, and blue-striped grunts. We were thrilled to watch a big school of bluefish swarm. It was idyllic to see a big school of bluefish streaming down to the coral wall in front of us. The walls were impressive – it is said 300 m deep – and it is a bit scary, I felt like getting sucked into the blue-dark abyss…
As a matter of fact, we dived two days and four dives at Punta Perdiz and Cueva de los Peces. Our diving guide was a young blond Cuban named Jankierl. He was friendly and helpful, especially since I had not dived for almost two years and was quite nervous on the first dive. The rather rusty tanks didn’t help either :-).
For the rest of our stay, we hang out on the terrace of our casa, Kiki Hostel.