Diving the volcano

Guest Andy Park took a dive in the Laguna de Apoyo with Chris an instructor from the Peace Project NGO dive shop.

It was my first scuba dive after a long hiatus and Chris was great showing me the latest safety gear and how to use it. The underwater scene in the Laguna at Finca Malinche is spectacular — the water is quite clear and the crater floor slopes rapidly down into the depths with large volcanic boulders scattered everywhere. Fish life is abundant, mostly brightly patterned, four-inch or so cichlids, who were actively guarding recently hatched fry in rock crevice nests. Others schooled fearlessly around my head, their silvery flanks reflecting flashes of sunlight. Fantastic!
-Andy Park, Texas.

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