The end of the backpacking in Latin America was near and I was in need for some last beachetime before going home. I went back to Cartagena to take a flight to the Colombian Caribbean island of San Andres, just a few hundred kilometers from Nicaraguan mainland.
I stayed on the rocky west coast of the island for a week. I rented a bike to go around the island and to see the stormy white sand beaches on the east coast as well.
Finally I took the time to obtain my PADI Advanced Open Water certificate in scuba diving. This had been on my bucket list for a few years. On other occasions when I could do the PADI course I choose to do fun dives. But now it was time to tick the box. I had to do five special dives and I choose to do a wreck dive, a night dive and a photography dive next to the compulsory deep dive and the navigation dive. Especially the night dive was amazing with all the bioluminiscence brightening the sea in the dark.