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Snorkelling with a Marine Ecologist

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Experience hosted by Lisa

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in German, English, Spanish

What you'll do

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 and I will be there to assist with anything - from helping you with your gear to pointing out exciting underwater features. You will get the chance to snorkel around to your heart's content and explore the many species that inhabit La Palma's coastline. After about 45 minutes we will take a break and warm up in the sun whilst chatting about what we have seen and La Palma's marine ecosystem. It is also a good opportunity to prepare you for the more advanced route, which will lead to different habitats and reveal new species. We will return to the water and keep exploring, connecting what we have learned and seen and enjoying the tranquillity that comes with being submerged. I will also take a photo of you snorkelling, which you will receive electronically afterwards.
Other things to note
Please note that we normally meet at or close to the snorkelling site. We will confirm the meeting place on the day before the excursion in order to allow for changing ocean conditions. For any questions please feel free to contact us.
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…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    mask, snorkel, wetsuit, fins, weight belt, buoy
From $50
/ person
Tue, Dec 1
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$50 per person
$50 per person
Wed, Dec 2
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$50 per person
$50 per person
Thu, Dec 3
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$50 per person
$50 per person

Meet your host, Lisa

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 8 reviews.

Luisa
September 2020
Wir waren als Paar bei dem Schnorcheln und waren wirklich begeistert! Lisa hatte an Ausrüstung alles dabei und hat auch den richtigen Spot trotz schwierigem Wetter gefunden. Der Tag hat uns das Meer näher gebracht und wir haben es sehr genossen :)
Wir waren als Paar bei dem Schnorcheln und waren wirklich begeistert! Lisa hatte an Ausrüstung alles dabei und hat auch den richtigen Spot trotz schwierigem Wetter gefunden. Der Ta…
Álvaro
September 2020
Esta actividad con Lisa fue genial. A pesar de que las condiciones ese día no eran las más adecuadas ella hizo todo lo posible para que estuviéramos a gusto. Charlamos un rato sobre la fauna que vimos y no nos sentimos presionados por el tiempo. El equipamiento es muy nuevo y Lisa es súper simpática. Lo recomiendo!
Esta actividad con Lisa fue genial. A pesar de que las condiciones ese día no eran las más adecuadas ella hizo todo lo posible para que estuviéramos a gusto. Charlamos un rato sobr…
Barbara
September 2020
Lisa gave my a wonderful morning of snorkeling on a unique location. The wetsuit, masks and fins were looking as new. Lisa is a specialist and could tell me a lot about underwater fauna of La Palma. Love to do it again.
Eliška
August 2020
This was a very unique experience and we learned a lot about the marine life in La Palma. I didn't expect to see so many interesting fish just off the coast. Lisa pays special attention to her guests feeling safe in the sea and on land. Really glad I've done this and met Lisa.
This was a very unique experience and we learned a lot about the marine life in La Palma. I didn't expect to see so many interesting fish just off the coast. Lisa pays special atte…
Ibon
August 2020
Lisa es una apasionada de lo que hace, y eso se nota, más aún en un grupo reducido. Hemos pasado una mañana muy a gusto y además hemos podido ver el mar desde un punto de vista diferente. En resumen, recomiendo a todo el mundo realizar esta actividad :)
Lisa es una apasionada de lo que hace, y eso se nota, más aún en un grupo reducido. Hemos pasado una mañana muy a gusto y además hemos podido ver el mar desde un punto de vista dif…
Jacob
July 2020
Went snorkelling with my girlfriend who was a complete beginner. Lisa was a professional and knowledgeable guide. We felt very safe, comfortable and relaxed throughout as a result. This enabled us to focus more on enjoying the experience as it was clear we were in safe hands. It’s evident Lisa loves what she does and enjoys sharing that with others. The snorkelling gear used was very high quality and it was useful to have a guide on the marine ecosystem of La Palma. Recommend for anyone!
Went snorkelling with my girlfriend who was a complete beginner. Lisa was a professional and knowledgeable guide. We felt very safe, comfortable and relaxed throughout as a result.…

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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