Entrepreneur Eduardo Martín travels to the island three or four times a year to practice his favourite activity.
It’s 7:50 a.m. on a wintry Sunday morning in the Spanish capital. Eduardo Martín, entrepreneur and diving enthusiast, takes a taxi from his home to T4, the terminal from where he will take a direct flight to Lanzarote to practice his favourite activity, diving. This is a journey he makes three or four times a year and for him, it has become a fundamental part of his life – he calls it his “routine disconnection”. Before landing in Lanzarote, he observes from the plane window that the clouds have disappeared and, as if in a David Copperfield trick, the outside temperature has gone from 8ºC to over 23ºC in just two and a half hours of travel.
For this Sports Experience we accompanied Eduardo on one of the many dives he plans to do during his stay on the island. Together with his friend Laura in the car park of Playa Chica in Puerto del Carmen he tells us that “diving makes you value things you didn’t value before”. Taking up this activity was part of a change in his life, and it is here to stay. In addition to his passion for diving, Eduardo declares his love for Lanzarote, “I don’t know what it is about this island, but it has something that grabs you and also, from the very first day it welcomed me with a feeling of familiarity, which is why I have been coming back to the destination for several years.”
The seabed on this island is spectacular because it mixes sandy areas with volcanic tubes and caves.“
The entrepreneur highlights the landscapes and the clarity of the water that he and his diving buddy enjoy on each dive. “The seabed on this island is spectacular because it mixes sandy areas with volcanic tubes and caves, and with a clean, clear view of up to 20 or 30 metres.” For Eduardo the marine ecosystem is also impressive, “you can find large schools of fish, grouper, island grouper, and pelagic species that guarantee you enjoy your limited time under the sea to the maximum.”
I don’t know what it is about this island, but it has something that grabs you and also, from the very first day it welcomed me with a feeling of familiarity, which is why I have been coming back to the destination for several years.“
Lanzarote is chosen by hundreds of thousands of divers every year who come here to enjoy the island’s idyllic conditions for the practice of this activity. The good accessibility when enjoying the dives at all levels and the professionals that work in the diving centres are an added value offered by the destination, which is always working for the comfort of visitors.