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Diving in San Andres

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When to go to San Andres

San Andres has a tropical wet and dry climate that borders on a tropical monsoon climate. The rainy season lasts from September to December and also from May to June, when humidity is especially high here. The most pleasant time to visit is during the dry season, between December and March or between July and August. The average air temperature ranges from 24C/75F to 30C/86F. The average water temperature is 27C/80F year round. The visibility is excellent, around 30m/98ft, and currents are light, creating perfect conditions for diving. What to see San Andres is surrounded by a coastal reef containing over 50 species of coral. There is a wide diversity of marine life such as sponges, sharks, dolphins and tropical fish.

Scuba diving in San Andres

San Andres is a coral island in the Caribbean Sea and is one of the two principal islands of San Andres and Providencia. It is the largest of the group in the Department of the Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina. Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Internation Airport is located on San Andreas Island. San Andres is a beautiful island with picturesque beaches, coral reefs, cays, geysers and coves. The main tourist attractions here include La Loma, the town of San Andrés, the Baptist Church, Seaquarium, the large pond of La Laguna and a freshwater lake amidst mangrove forests. There are no major rivers on the island, only small, seasonal streams intersecting the land area. In San Andres, there are over 20 natural and artificial diving sites, suitable for divers of all experience levels. The range of the sites covers cliff diving, shipwreck diving and cave diving. All sights are close to shore. Most popular dive sites The best dive sites are Barco Hundido (average depth 14m/46ft; max depth 20m/66ft), West Point (average depth 40m/131ft; max depth 80m/262.5ft), Trampa Tortuga (average depth 30m/98ft; max depth 90m/295ft), La Piramide (average depth 20m/66ft; max depth 28m/92ft) and Blue Wall (average depth 20m/66ft; max depth 40m/131ft).

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