It takes only five minutes to get to Monk’s Bay, a small cove fortuitously protected from strong Northwinds. The island takes its name from the large schools of monkfish that collect in below the surface. From the boat, the depth is only five metres. First, we dive out from the bay and over a stretch of stony ground. We swim until we reach an overhang at the end of which extends a large expanse of open sand. Here, at a maximum depth of 21 metres, you can regularly spot various gobies, and perhaps even a ray huddled in the sand. On the return, back near the boat, there’s a small cave in the surface water which is easy and pleasant to dive through.