The Emerald Island has been very kind to me indeed thus far, but she was a little cold at first. Time to put some thicker skin on!
The water temperature for the early summer months here in Eivissa is around 18-19°C, so a rather chilly change from the tropical water’s I grew up in. However, cold water doesn’t mean lifeless water at all. The amount of biodiversity here in the Mediterranean is beautiful.
Aquatic life is here in abundance in many different forms, from rays and octopus to nudibranchs and eels, but I’ve also seen strange creatures that don’t look as at home in the water as the fish, however they seem to fit in just fine.
As the dives went on I found myself missing home a little, not so much the warm water but the familiar shapes and faces of the reef fish I had become accustom to encountering on a regular basis. Out of a dark little crevice, a familiar sight caught my eye and gave me abit of warmth, as if I had just caught the eye of a friend or relative. To my excitement, I was greeted by a friendly pair of antenna.