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.
Places in Colombia