Snorkelling with a Marine Ecologist

To be confirmed, Spain

Experience hosted by Lisa

3 hours, Hosted in English, German, and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

We will explore La Palma's underwater world together and reconnect with the ocean from a unique perspective and in a safe space.

We will meet at the snorkelling site (or nearby, from where we will drive there together). Depending on the ocean conditions, this may be in the South, East or West of the island. Once we have arrived at the site, you will receive a thorough introduction to the gear as well as snorkelling and skin diving techniques. There is plenty of time to make sure you are comfortable with everything. Before we enter the water I will introduce you to some of the wildlife that we will encounter.

And then it's time to explore! We enter the water as a group (of no more than 4) and I will be there to assist with anything - from helping you with your gear to pointing out exciting underwater features and marine life.

You will get the chance to snorkel around to your heart's content and explore the many species that inhabit La Palma's coastline.

Reconnecting people with the ocean, reminding them of their aquatic heritage and providing a safe space for any experience level is what it's all about for me.

There's no pressure of any kind - we're just enjoying being immersed.

Other things to note
The snorkel site is determined by the ocean conditions and might have to change spontaneously.

You will also receive a lovely picture of your experience afterwards.
We will explore La Palma's underwater world together and reconnect with the ocean from a unique perspective and in a safe space.

We will meet at the snorkelling site (or nearby, from where we will drive there together). Depending on the ocean conditions, this may be in the South, East or West of the island. Once we have arrived at the site, you will receive a thorough introduction to the gear as well as snorkelling and skin diving tech…

What's included

  • Equipment
    mask, snorkel, wetsuit, fins, weight belt, buoy

Meet your host, Lisa

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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As a Marine Ecologist (Master of Science degree), Biologist (Bachelor of Science degree) and PADI Divemaster I am naturally passionate about life in the sea. My curiosity has taken me to some exciting research projects all over the world - from studying barnacles in the UK, to tree-sized seaweeds in Chile and catsharks in South Africa.

I love sharing the wonders of the ocean with others. To make this dream happen I have re-located to La Palma some time ago and founded Oceanológico. I have previously worked in the SCUBA Diving industry on this island, so I know a few underwater spots like my own backyard. I am constantly exploring the coastline for exciting new sites that are suitable for snorkelling and skin diving at all experience levels and weather conditions, so I can show you some truly special underwater locations around La Palma!
As a Marine Ecologist (Master of Science degree), Biologist (Bachelor of Science degree) and PADI Divemaster I am naturally passionate about life in the sea. My curiosity has taken me to some exciting research projects all over the world - from studying barnacles in the UK, to tree-sized seaweeds in Chile and catsharks in South Africa.

I love sharing the wonders of the ocean with others. To make this dream happen I have re-located to La Palma some time ago and founded Oceanológico. I…
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Where you'll be

There are many magnificent snorkelling sites all around the island, but on most days the ocean conditions limit our choice. We always try to find the calmest and most beautiful spot on that day. From basalt formations that resemble artistic sculptures to arches which appear to be the entrance to another world - every snorkelling site has features that will entice you to explore.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 39 reviews.

Simon
September 2021
Einfach super! Lisa sorgt erst für eine gute Einführung und kümmert sich auch besonders um schnorchel Anfänger. Aber sie hatte dennoch Zeit den erfahreneren noch das ein oder andere zu zeigen (zum Beispiel eine Schneke die sonst nie gesehen hätte).:Danke Lisa!
Laura
September 2021
Snorkeling with Lisa was an amazing experience! We felt super comfortable with her explaining us the basic techniques before we got into the water and Lisa is such a warm hearted person with a lot of knowledge and just the best intentions to guide people into a conscious experience around the ocean and exploring it. Even with total snorkeling beginners or insecurities while snorkeling she went on very calming and professional, which made us feel very safe and comfortable with her. We'd definitely recommend Lisa and her Trip to everyone and would totally do it again :-)
Sacha
August 2021
Really cool adventure with Lisa ! She clearly knows the subject and introduced the snorkeling session with reliable and interesting informations. We had the chance to have extremely clear water and Saw lots of different kinds of fish. I recommend this expérience!
Rubén
August 2021
Lisa es una anfitriona fabulosa. Comunicación fluida desde el inicio de la reserva, muy organizada, explica todo muy bien desde el inicio y acompaña en todo momento sobre todo en casos como el mío, que era la primera vez y sin conocimientos previos. Material impecable y adecuado. Muy simpática y su amabilidad y cercanía hacen de la experiencia que sea inolvidable, repetiría sin duda con ella, da mucha seguridad. Mil gracias Lisa, estuvimos muy muy agusto. Liebe Grüße
Rai
August 2021
Gran actividad! Me lo pasé genial aprendiendo y realizando la actividad. Lisa es genial, y explica muy bien muchas cosas desconocidas para mi.
Eva
August 2021
Lisa hat uns mit ihrer sehr sympathischen Art und ihrer stark spürbaren Begeisterung für den Ozean die Unterwasserwelt rund um La Palma nähergebracht, wir konnten viel neues Wissen dazugewinnen. Wir fühlten uns bei Lisa sehr gut aufgehoben und sicher, es war ein wirklich großartiges Erlebnis. Die zur Verfügung gestellte Ausrüstung war in hervorragendem Zustand.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Towel

Bathing suit / Swimming trunks / Bikini