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Non diving activities Bonaire

Non Diving Activities in Bonaire

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Activities on Bonaire if you aren’t a diver – or just feel like staying out of the water for a day *   *or if you have to board a plane the next day. Bonaire is a small island. Nevertheless, there is quite a lot of things you can experience while visiting that do NOT involve diving. But if you happen to visit Bonaire and are not yet a diver I urge you to take a course and get certified! But let’s say you want a day off diving or you are going to fly the next day, chances are…

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Diving with underwater scooters in bonaire

Diving with Underwater Scooters in Bonaire

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Diving with Underwater Scooters in Bonaire During one of my first dive courses, I remember watching the PADI videos when they shortly talked about underwater scooters. Since then – that course dates back to 2010 – I’ve been looking for them more or less. I was never successful just until I found some underwater scooters in Bonaire for rent. Some of the local dive shops provide fun adventure dives and rent them. Of course, my boyfriend and I wanted to give them a try and had them for one of our morning dives. After a short introduction with a wonderful…

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Diving in San Andrés with Blue Life

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Diving San Andrés with Blue Life Crystal clear water, warm water, colourful fish = that’s what awaits you when diving San Andrés! Little over two hours by plane is what it takes to get from Bogotá to San Andrés. A bit of mainland and the rest is ocean! San Andrés is located near Nicaragua and most people wouldn’t think it belongs to Colombia. And exactly this island was my destination for four days. I only had one plan: dive, dive, dive. I didn’t really care what else can be experienced on the island – I just wanted to spend three…

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Let’s dive the MUSA Underwater Museum Isla Mujeres with Carey Diving

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Let’s dive in! MUSA Underwater Museum Isla Mujeres with Carey Diving A few years ago I first heard of MUSA – the Museo Subacuatico de Arte. Ever since I wanted to dive there and see it all for myself. This Underwater Museum was built aka sunk back in 2009. It’s not even the only one in the world – there’re others in the Caribbean and other places too, where you can find many sunken treasures. Let’s jump in – MUSA Isla Mujeres We’re starting right in the morning when we meet with Gilberto in his dive shop Carey Diving. Everything…

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Cozumel Diving

Don’t dive in Cozumel

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Don’t ever dive in Cozumel There’s this little island. It belongs to Mexico and some of you might have heard about it. Many cruise ships (eewwww!) stop here. Others may know it because the diving is supposed to be “oh so spectacular”. Here is why you should never, and I mean never ever, dive in Cozumel: The reefs are ugly and there are hardly any fish left in the sea Turtles, colourful corals, two meter long moraines, poriferans, fish in the brightest colours, sharks, underwater arches and caves in stunning coral gardens, an ocean so warm you think you’re taking…

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San Andres Sound Bay

How much are 4 days on San Andrés including Diving?

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How much are 4 days on San Andrés including Diving? I love lists and breaking down costs – so that’s why I wrote down everything I spent during my 4-day-trip to San Andrés in Colombia. I’ve also gathered a lot of recommendations for you here as well. Itinerary for 4 days on San Andrés Day 0: arriving in San Andrés late night, after a flight from Bogotá (approx. 2 hours flight time) Day 1: Diving Day 2: Diving Day 3: Diving Day 4: discovering the island with a scooter, visiting Ecofiwi and enjoying the ocean. I had a late night flight back to Botogá Find your…

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San Andres Kolumbien

San Andrés Travel Tips – a Paradise for Divers with Perils

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San Andrés Travel Tips – a Paradise for Divers with Perils A two-hour flight from Bogotá, off the Nicaraguan coast, is a little island paradise – or at least that’s what I was promised by many Colombians and Google image search. It is a paradise for divers, but the rest of the island did not impress me at all. If anything, it got me thinking… I flew with Viva Colombia and landed in San Andrés around 11 pm. Viva Colombia is even worse than RyanAir but more about this another time. Since my hostel was only about a kilometre from the airport, I…

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Turtles Akumal

Snorkel with Turtles in Akumal

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Snorkelling with Turtles in Akumal There’s this small village in Mexico. It has a lovely small bay where many, many turtles live. The best part: you can snorkel with them! I’ve heard about Akumal a couple of years ago, and I knew that I had to go there myself. It took a while to fulfil this wish – and I kind of wish I had come here earlier. We started in Playa del Carmen with our rental car, heading South on the highway until we hit the sign Akumal Playa. After a couple of meters, we spotted a small hut…

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