Discovering the marine world has become a good excuse to travel and get to know destinations with the most colorful coral landscapes and a variety of wildlife. In Barú, Colombia you will find the Hotel Las Islas which has a diving center suitable for beginners and experts.
Baru´s weather and it´s surroundings will always be appropriate for a good holiday, why not visit the Rosario Islands? In this idyllic spot is concentrated the diving activity that Hotel Las Islas offers, where you can discover the underwater world in its 12 available diving sites, offering completely exceptional dives.
Due to its location, this natural park is a marine oasis, full of colors and life. It has a wide diversity where 500 species of fish and 12 corals have been reported, so during your experience you can see octopuses, lobsters, urchins, crabs, different fish and others.
A completely natural immersion
A compressed air tank, fins and a mask are enough to encourage you to discover the unique underwater landscape. We are equipped with high quality diving equipment and a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certification that guarantees a fully trained and personalized accompaniment, from the beginning to the end of this experience.
On average, an immersion can last between 40 to 50 minutes, where you can see with greater tranquility and clarity the landscape and coral reefs, making this an unforgettable memory and ensuring that each experience is unique.
How deep do you dive?
The depth will depend on the level of certification that the diver counts on. From the first time you touch the water, you will enjoy a first class dive, with a calm sea, crystal clear waters and rich wildlife.
Even if you are not certified yet, you can also dive in and enjoy this experience and also get certified with us enjoying coral landscapes.
In the case of certified divers, there will be a review of how to use the equipment and about the different signals that are going to be needed underwater.
Beginners can achieve a depth of maximum 8 meters, while divers with advanced certificates exceed depths of up to 30 meters. No matter which is going to be your level, our entire teaching methodology is PADI.
For those who do not want to certify, but want to live this experience, they must be part of the mini diving course (for beginners), where participants get all the instructions and a full basic training in a pool, learning from how to use the equipment, to developing different skills that are necessary under and out of the water.
Become a diver while traveling
At Hotel Las Islas interested guests can be certified on the following levels:
Open Water (3 days duration): At this level you learn to recognize diving equipment, to dive safely and to respect sealife and the underwater world. Once you are certified, you can dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters.
Advanced (3 days): Open water certification is required at this level. During classes, skills for night diving, diving in current and sailing are delivered. Divers can dive to a maximum depth of 40 meters.
First Aid and Rescue (2 days): By taking this course you must have been certified as advanced, so you can learn the different rescue techniques on the surface and underwater, and be in the ability to direct and develop an emergency plan.
Diving master (20 days): In this case the first aid and rescue diver certification is required. During the course you will learn to do all kinds of recreational diving, which includes organizing and leading dives
Sustainability under the sea
Following the sustainability idea developed by Hotel Las Islas, we seek to generate in people a unique perspective of the marine world, about the importance and vitality that it has.
A commitment is needed to understand and disseminate the importance that should be attached to the protection and conservation of multiple ecosystems in the ocean, and the proper management of non-organic waste.
At Hotel Las Islas we have multiple nurseries for the reproduction of corals and the protection of endangered species, controlling in that way different invasive species, such as lionfish.
If at this moment the excitement of seeing others immersed in the wonders of the aquatic world has taken part of you, do not think about it anymore and schedule your next vacation at Barú. Register in a diving course at Hotel Las Islas. You won´t regret it!