One of the attractions of Lanzarote are its waters. We are surrounded by water and that shows in our character and our customs. If you like to get wet it’s the perfect place, there are plenty of water activities to enjoy the sea. But if you do not like to get wet or travel with small children and still want to enjoy the seabed of the island, the best way is a boat with underwater vision. Specifically, the Glass Bottom Boat of Puerto del Carmen.
It has no loss, in the Varadero of Puerto del Carmen docks the Nautilus Séptimo in a vibrant red that makes it quickly recognizable among the boats that moor in the dock of Varadero. We simply have to get on board and carefully descend the stairs that take us to the underwater viewing area. There are crystals on both sides so that we do not miss detail of the seabed and its inhabitants.
After the talk about the safety rules, we took a seat, at all times we have them at hand, as well as the plane of the ship, the life jackets, and just below, some photos with the marine species that we can see during the tour.
Once settled on the site there is nothing left but to leave the dock. Even within the same dock we can see the fish that swim very close without any qualms. But it is when we leave the mouth of the dock when we see more fish. Although it is not a clear day and the clouds make it a little dark, there is no problem to see the seabed.
A large bank of fry surrounds the ship for a long time, and for every crystal you look at you can see them. Other larger fish do not hesitate to come to eat taking advantage of the feast of so many small fish, especially salemas and galanas and a barracuda of good size also made its appearance at the party. This last one fish I could not photograph because I forgot that I had the phone in the hand of the attentive that was watching it go under us.
If you get a bit overwhelmed, you get dizzy or just want to get some air there is no problem, you just have to climb the stairs carefully and we can see the surface again, the cliffs of the coast between Puerto del Carmen and Puerto Calero, and the beautiful views of the houses that populate the edge.
A recommendable excursion, especially at this time of the year, in which maybe we have less desire to put on our swimsuit and get into the water. The boat is very stable and you don’t have a feeling of claustrophobia. If you go with children they will enjoy it very much.