As you go down sandy hill to reach a small beach you will notice how calm and turquoise the water in Da Costa Bay is.
We swim out over the rocks and patches of sandy bottom covered with sea grass. If you are lucky you might spot a sea turtle already at 2-4m depth. We proceed out to find a sandy bottom at 7-8m. From this point we can go right to find submerged objects that are used to practice perfect buoyancy.
If we go left we will swim with the rocks on our left side and sandy bottom on our right side. We circle the bay – when we arrive at the far end of it, we will see the big field of thick sea grass – that’s where Cuttlefish like to lay eggs. We may find the eggs hidden in the grass and the parent Cuttlefish swimming around.
If we proceed out towards opening of the bay we will find a rocky area – this will be our deepest point (14m). That’s where we see the submerged statues: Mermaid, dwarf, lion, etc. That’s also where turtles like to hide, if they aren’t seen in shallower part.
As we go back we can look for the big school of young barracudas. They like to swim around the bay, but we mostly see them in the shallower parts.
We finish our dive swimming towards small beach where we started. Pay attention to very shallow waters – you may find young squids or large schools of young fish swimming right under the surface.