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Location: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canaries

The first real diving for the newly certified students happened today. It was two shore dives into a marine protected area on Gran Canaria. We entered through the surf into a reef formed of submerged volcanic rock. The diving was good with visibility around 40 feet. We saw an lots of reef fish, octopi, a medium sized ray, and lobsters. We went inside several small caves, and covered a good bit of ground. It was a great warm up for diving in the Caribbean.