Meet Robbie

Robbie and I (Dan) got off to a wrong start of our friendship.. Let me tell you all about it….

When I guide dives in Tenerife I always like to take a torch with me to look in the little cracks and holes, normally I find lots of weird little marine life. We were in Marazul and did a shallow dive of 18m max, we saw lots of trumpet fish, arrowhead crabs and much more, on the way back I decided that as we had plenty of air we would look around some rocks where we can normally find octopus… boy did I find octopus.. There he was just outside his house the biggest octopus I have seen yet and I quickly used my rattle and pointed the octopus out. As I am making sure everyone has seen him, the not so little octopus decided to bring one of his powerful tentacles round the back of his rock house and grab on to my torch, this was a magnet on/off LED torch which I always liked as a backup torch, and then we got on to a tug of war game, which unfortunately after a minute or so he won and the metal clip holding the torch to my lanyard broke off. He was now the proud owner of a new torch for night hunting. We tried together with the other divers to get it back but he had taken it so far into his house we could not reach it. Since then I have gone back to knock on his house and although he is always there he seems to have misplaced my torch.. For that reason we named him Robbie.

Torchless Dan…

PS: If you are diving Marazul and you see a light coming your way, hang on to all your belongings…

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