With the van parked, we take our equipment and walk down a small path that leads to the beach.
Sitting at the water’s edge, Marine shares important advice for how to put on a wetsuit, then gives us the time we need to feel at ease in this new aquatic environment.
The most worried among us are quickly reassured, as getting around in the water requires a little technique and effort, but with wetsuits donned, we’re off! This snorkelling trip is open to all, regardless of age or swimming ability.
For those who are still a little apprehensive, it’s always possible to hold on to the buoy that our guide pulls along during the trip.
Here we are, immersed in a new universe. Visibility is perfect, and the first fish are already coming into view. At first we stay in a circle close to our guide who points out a starfish, a small octopus and other brightly coloured fish. Little by little we open our eyes wide to observe marine fauna and flora: iridescent shells, shrimp, hermit crabs, beadlet anemones, posidonia plants and schools of glimmering fish.
The spectacle of underwater life is a sight to behold. What a privilege to be able to swim among all these species.