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Diving Planet
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Owner description: Confidence: Winer of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Certificated of Excellence in TRIPADVISOR Security: PADI 5 STAR DIVING CENTER with more than 20 years of experience. Nature: GREEN STAR AWARD: We get this international recognition for our conservation programs in the National Natural Park Corales del Rosario (Rosario Islands) where we dive. Fun: We dive in the best place near Cartagena full of corals, sponges and fiches of the Coral Reef all days around the year guarantee.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked online the advanced diver package for two days. Diving takes place on a small Island one hour by boat. The two trips where comfortable and relaxing because of good boat and the rest on the island. The team was very attentive and the dive masters made a experienced impression. This Definitely the best choice for snorkelling and diving in Cartagena.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a few snorkeling trips in the Caribbean, including in the Rosario Islands with a different tour operator I decided to try Scuba with Diving Planet. I could not have made a better choice. Our boat trip out the islands was uneventful, a good thing. I had no qualms with the quality of the boat and equipment. Once at our island base the group broke up - snorkelers, experienced divers, and two of us there for the introductory course. Our morning was spent getting comfortable with the equipment in the pool. Our instructor, Petra could not have been more helpful and instructive. She made it easy.

After the pool session we headed out to the reef. Again, Petra made it all easy, instructing us how to get from the boat into the water and diving down to the coral reef, where we saw wonderful coral formations and many variety of fish in all colors. Petra guided us all the way making it impossible to feel scared or even nervous on ones first dive. After 40-45 minutes it was time to surface, climb on to the boat and head back to base for a sandwich lunch. On the trip back to Cartagena the detour through the canal, albeit taking more time, was much preferable to the crossing on the ocean side of Baru which would have been bone jarring due to the waves. An excellent trip.

Thank collins_p
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Diving Planet staff made effort to put me in early morning dives as well as different sites along my stay in the island, equipment is good, boats are fast to take you to the diving points and back. Staff is really nice and take good care of the divers.
Do not stay in Cocoliso Resort if you plan to stay in the island!!! in the way back to Cartagena, by their boat, the crew throw on the sea the plastic bags used by the passengers that felt sick along the way (resort passengers not divers).
Other then that, go for it!

Thank Mirela V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I had never been scuba diving before. We were very nervous to say the least and even considered asking to switch to snorkeling. We easily walked to the dive shop from our hotel, and were driven to the docks where we got on a boat. It was a pleasant hour-long boat ride to the islands. The group went out to snorkel while we got a scuba lesson in the pool. Our instructor Andres was very patient and a very good teacher. He made us feel very calm and safe. We had a great time learning in the pool. We then took the boat out for our first dive. We were really nervous, but our guides Andres and Moises were very patient and attentive during the dive. They stayed near us and pointed out really interesting sea life like a moray eel, coral, and trumpetfish. I think with less experienced or kind guides we may not have made it through the dive, but they were so helpful! We then took a very pleasant boat ride back to Cartagena. I would recommend diving planet for first time divers!

Thank katie1616
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DIVINGPLANET, Owner at Diving Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Katie. Thanks for your comments. For Moises and my self, was a pleasure to have you both with us. There is no better retribution for us than to see the excitement and surprise of the people who discover the wonderful underwater world for the first time, especially when they feel safe in an environment full of fish and coral reefs like those found in the Rosario Islands.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to Rosario Islands twice. Can’t remember who the last tour group was but I wanted better snorkeling so I figured take a snorkel trip with a dive company. Well that turned out to be a wise decision.

Everything was great and we had a wonderful time. The boat was excellent to get in and out of.

Most of all the tour guides were exactly what you want! We had a great time! So did everyone else on he boat!

Thank Glenn P
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DIVINGPLANET, Owner at Diving Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Glenn. Thanks so much for your comments. Now, if yo feel good with our snorkeling trip, next time you may want to consider the Discover Scuba Diving Program that takes exactly the same time and is designed for those that has no experience in scuba diving.

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