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  1. A Cook Not Mad (Nat)
    March 1, 2015 @ 10:17 pm

    Sounds like such a great experience, something I’d love to try some day.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      March 1, 2015 @ 11:22 pm

      You would love it, Nat. We’re keen on trying it all over again. Especially as time moves so quickly under the sea. As opposed to the fish.

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  2. Jessica (Barcelona Blonde)
    March 1, 2015 @ 11:02 pm

    Very cool! I’ve never been diving, but it sounds like a fantastic experience. You really did get very close to those fish from the sound and look of it! I can’t believe how many of them there are in your pictures. It’s too bad about the seahorse though, that would have been cool to see too. Guess you’ll just have to go back then!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      March 1, 2015 @ 11:24 pm

      Oh, we definitely want to go back. So addictive. Much preferred diving to surfing. Although maybe we should give that another try. Especially as we’re going to be writing more about adventure sports.

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  3. Jody Robbins
    March 2, 2015 @ 5:15 am

    I haven’t been scuba diving in years, but after hearing you were only down for about 10 minutes, I’m reconsidering this. Being down for 40 minutes seems daunting to me, but 10 is do-able. Did you find you were completely starving when you came back up? I always am. Maybe that’s why I’m not as keen as I once was. It’s the only sport I seem to gain weight doing.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      March 2, 2015 @ 11:23 am

      We were actually down for 30 minutes. It felt like three, though. We weren’t hungry after coming up. But we usually are when we’ve been swimming in the Atlantic.

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  4. Molly
    March 2, 2015 @ 9:32 am

    I love seahorses, it would be great to see them close up in their natural habitat
    I haven´t been diving yet but must try it sometime

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    • Gran Canaria Local
      March 2, 2015 @ 11:21 am

      All the more reason for us to return, Molly, wouldn’t you say? Diving is our brand new favourite watersport.

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  5. Cat of Sunshine and Siestas
    March 2, 2015 @ 4:06 pm

    I’m kind of terrified of the water but have always wanted to dive! Looks great!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      March 2, 2015 @ 5:07 pm

      We were apprehensive at first, Cat. But you’re soon floating without a care in the world. Highly recommended.

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  6. Wandering Educators
    March 2, 2015 @ 7:50 pm

    I love love love diving. What great photos, and what a special dive company.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      March 2, 2015 @ 8:04 pm

      They are pretty amazing, Jessie, aren’t they? We can’t wait to go on another dive with them.

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  7. Bethaney - Flashpacker Family
    March 2, 2015 @ 8:09 pm

    I’m not a diver but this looks absolutely beautiful.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      March 2, 2015 @ 8:12 pm

      We’re still novices, Bethaney. But we’d love to be experts one day.

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  8. Christine | thebackpackingexecutive.com
    March 3, 2015 @ 1:54 am

    Pics like this makes me wanna go diving. 🙂

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  9. Leigh
    March 5, 2015 @ 1:45 am

    Interesting how your body perceived time so differently. I got my scuba certificate years ago and my first open water dive was the day the ice left Lake Ontario. I haven’t done much since – and have stuck to snorkeling. Seems that you could get hooked on the experience.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      March 5, 2015 @ 1:52 am

      Was this not the case with you then, Leigh? Don’t know if we could go back to snorkelling now. We prefer it deep, deep down.

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  10. Cathy Sweeney
    March 5, 2015 @ 6:29 pm

    Sadly, diving has never been my thing, but I enjoy hearing about others’ diving experiences. I would definitely be interested in hanging out on a boat in Sardina del Norte. 🙂 Must be gorgeous!
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  11. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com
    March 6, 2015 @ 9:58 am

    I’ve only ever dived in the Philippines. Would love to go diving there though. Your photos are amazing!
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      March 6, 2015 @ 10:47 am

      The Canary Islands are very diver-friendly, Aleah. And who knows? You might even get to see an angel shark.

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  12. Anna Collins
    March 6, 2015 @ 3:26 pm

    It looks beautiful down there and so tranquil, I’ve never tried diving but would love to although I’m not sure the mainland offers such good dive sites, a little research project for me maybe?

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    • Gran Canaria Local
      March 6, 2015 @ 3:42 pm

      It is indeed, Anna. We know the Canary Islands are highly-rated for diving, not so sure about the peninsula. Although it probably beats the East Midlands, eh¿

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  13. Jennifer
    March 6, 2015 @ 4:28 pm

    We really want to learn to dive, but we just haven’t bothered since we’ve been living in Italy. We like coral and while that water is beautifully clear, it just seems a whole lot less interesting than diving on coral reefs.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      March 6, 2015 @ 9:01 pm

      Oh, but we do have coral on Gran Canaria. You’ll find it off Las Canteras beach in capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. We’ve got shipwrecks too. Sardina del Norte’s very much for beginners, Jennifer. One day, we’d love to dive in other parts of the island.

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  14. Lillie
    March 8, 2015 @ 3:20 pm

    I am sooooo scared to dive, but my husband has been trying to egg me on by sharing that his GRANDMOTHER was an avid diver. Sheesh!

    This looks amazing, though.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      March 8, 2015 @ 4:13 pm

      Once we got over the proverbial tummy-dwelling butterflies, Lillie, we weren’t scared at all. Try it. You will like it.

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  15. Penny Sadler
    March 8, 2015 @ 7:01 pm

    I tried diving once in Mexico. My mask didn’t fit properly and kept filling up with water. Never really did it. Not sure if I ever will. Do enjoy snorkeling though.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      March 8, 2015 @ 7:07 pm

      Sorry to hear about your bad experience, Penny. But we’d definitely recommend giving it another go. Especially if you’re on Gran Canaria at the time.

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  16. Mary @ Green Global Travel
    March 8, 2015 @ 8:39 pm

    It took me a long time to get comfortable underwater (10 dives), but now that I’ve learned how to relax we try to dive as often as possible. Having a patient instructor makes a world of difference. Thanks for sharing the experience and the underwater footage.
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    • Gran Canaria Local
      March 8, 2015 @ 8:50 pm

      Our instructor was super patient, Mary. And we really appreciated that. Hope we become regular divers like you guys.

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