Diving Rosario Islands 

Four days of working/volunteering in the heat demands a fun weekend. As I am in the Caribbean, it makes sense to go scuba diving. I found a well-reviewed dive shop, Diving Planet, and booked a two-dive day. Here’s what it was like for me diving Rosario Islands Colombia.

Rosario Islands: Where the Reefs Are

The majority of the reefs around here are around the Rosario Islands, which are approximately a 30 minute boat ride from the mainland. Far enough that it feels like a getaway from the city.

Relaxed Diving

I wouldn’t say the diving was the best or most fish filled I have experienced. It was among the most relaxing which was enjoyable. The water temperature was 26C so no need for wet suits. Super easy diving without! And fast for getting ready for dives. Besides being an extremely comfortable temperature, there was no current at all so we were able to take it nice and easy. Hence the relaxed element of these dives.

Solo Travel

For me as a solo female traveller, it’s important to find things to do that are fun and feel safe. One of the things I like about diving is I can do it on my own and the other divers are usually friendly. At the very least they’ll talk to you about their travels and other dives. Today I met a couple from Illinois and a man from Argentina whose daughter is moving to Toronto in December. Small world and a fun day where I didn’t feel so alone.

Most of the people who booked for the trip were snorkelers or learning to dive. This was great because we were a small group of 3 who dove with the dive master. And the other two were a couple from NYC- only the guy was originally from Toronto. Gotta love those small world moments. Super nice people too.

Tour of the Rosario Islands

Even if I didn’t see a lot of fish, the visit to the islands was worth it. They are national park land but you can stay there in a choice of hotels and all inclusives. Our lunch stop after the dive was one of those called Cocoliso. The trip over was combined with another group doing a tour so there was a Spanish language history lesson that I only half heard. I was busy trying not to drop my phone as I photographed some beautiful scenery!

Cartagena lighthouse
Cartagena lighthouse
Isla Tierra Bomba Diving Rosario Islands
View from the boat of Isla Tierra Bomba
Isla Tierra Bomba
Isla Tierra Bomba
Island resort
Resort on the islands
Resort Pool diving Rosario Islands Colombia
Resort Pool Islas Rosario

I hope you enjoyed hearing about my experience as a solo traveller diving Rosario Islands Colombia. I especially liked the boat ride/tour and the warm Caribbean water. Yay Diving.

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Author: Mel

Living aboard a sailboat, blogging about the places we visit and the adventures we have. Love hiking, cycling, scuba, animals and adventure.

2 thoughts on “Diving Rosario Islands ”

  1. I think this new lifestyle is agreeing with you! Globe trekker host. Amazing adventures, and thanks for sharing them.

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