Finally, on my 3rd visit to Lake Atitlan, I took advantage of diving with ATI Divers. It made for a great morning and and amazing experience.
My sister had just completed(and loved) her OW certification with Andy(ATI's friendly, calm and very knowledgeable dive instructor) and so we decided to do a fun dive together. Plus, I wanted to experience a high-altitude lake dive....
We dove at a spot called Agua Caliente, where we followed a fault line down then got to stick our hands in the hot silt, warmed from steam vents. It was really cool to see the under water topography and feel the different temperatures of the mud. As the dive went on we worked our way into shallower water where we saw fish and a few crabs.
I love diving and being in the water, and I really loved how this dive was so different than any other one I have ever done. No, you are not surrounded by schools of tropical fish and coral, but what you get is a truly unique dive in a beautiful lake surrounded by volcanoes. I say take advantage of this one of a kind experience...and when you finish be sure to relax in a hammock at La Iguana Perdida!