EXPLORE SCUBA DIVING CARTAGENA

In addition to the amazing luxury hotels, restaurants and historical tours, scuba diving in Cartagena can also be part of a memorable vacation. With an all year around season, Cartagena has a few professionally run centers where you can find options from beginner to advanced levels. The region has over thirty scuba diving and snorkeling spots, including some interesting shipwrecks and Islands. Ideal for divers, the water temperature in Cartagena is between 26C (78F) and 28C (82F) degrees most of the time and the visibility is between 12m (40f) and 18m (60F), while the average depths are between 6m (20f) and 40m (131F).

The seas surrounding Cartagena also nest a diversity of tropical corals and marine species that add to the scuba diving experience, many of which are endemic -or unique to the area-. The logistics and services the scuba industry in Cartagena offers can fit different types of budgets. You can either join a scuba diving tour with a local center, or you can hire your own private boat and crew along with all the necessary scuba equipment. Amongst the main diving centers that offer scuba diving professional services in Cartagena you will find Buzos de Baru, Cartagena Divers, and Diving Planet.

You can also find some luxury hotels that offer in house scuba diving packages. For this type of alternative, Cartagena Resorts recommends the hotel San Pedro de Majagua. Located on Isla Grande (Rosario Islands), this great hotel has been renovated from the original home of French painter Pierre Daguet, who settled on this magical island in 1955. Keeping in harmony with the island’s tropical ambiance and with respect for the surrounding environment, San Pedro de Majagua has become an idyllic ecotourism destination that caters to those looking for a spectacular 5-star PADI scuba diving experience.

Amongst the many scuba diving sites available near Cartagena, the main ones you should explore are Niko, Caribaru, Puerto Naito Baru, Punta Baru, Salmedina, and the Coral-reef National Park, where you can explore two shipwrecks with archaeological value.

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