Roncador Seamount Expedition
Submerged Volcano Crater
Dive expeditiion: Roncador Seamount Exploration. April 2023
Exploration Diving at Roncador Seamount
Explore Roncador Seamount. A submerged volcano crater
Are You Ready For An Epic Adventure?
Roncador is a Seamount and submerged volcano located 120 miles northeast of San Andres Island in the western Caribbean. It raises from the sea bed at 1000 meter to just below the surface.
I have been to Roncador a few years ago but only diving on the outside, not realizing it has a huge crater. In the navigation charts there is nothing indicating the crater. It wasn't until last year when looking at internet for documentation of diving Roncador that I came across the below satellite image, clearly showing the crater.
What I didn't find on internet was any records or documentation of anybody ever dived Roncador.
So it is time to go back and see what we will find inside the crater.
What will we find inside the crater?
We don't know yet. Only one way to find out. To go there and have a look.
If you want to be among the first, or maybe the very first, to explore and document this unique location join Quest on this epic expedition in April.
We will be departing from San Andres on the 3rd April and 17 April, for a 7 day / 6 night expedition.
The above 7 days / 6 nights is just a suggestion for individuals to join the expedition.
The crater is approximately one mile in diameter so off course we can not cover all of it in a few days. So for a full charter the length of the expedition is flexible.
How to get to San Andres?
From US: As we are departing on a Sunday, the best way to get to San Andres is to fly in to Cartagena the day before, on Saturday. There are international flights to Cartagena from Miami, New York and Panama arriving in the early afternoon.
Cartagena de Indias is a UNESCO world heritage site and is a port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. By the sea is the walled Old Town, founded in the 16th century, with squares, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings.
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Spend the afternoon and the night in this beautiful city, and fly from Cartagena to San Andres the following day. There are three direct flights to San Andres, the best one being Latam Airlines as it arrive San Andres earliest, 1:33 pm.
When you arrive you will be picked up at the airport and taken to Nene's marina, where Quest will be at anchor waiting for you and ready to set sail.
From Europa: If you fly from Europa you will fly in to Bogota. It is then better to continue to San Andres the same day, arriving on Saturday, the day before departure, and spend the evening and night in San Andres.
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Although San Andres is located off the coast of Nicaragua it belongs to Colombia.
Planned itinerary for a 7 day / 6 night expedition
Day 1: (Sunday) Departure San Andres in the afternoon
Sail over night towards Roncador
Day 2: (Monday) Arrive Roncador by midday
Day 3: (Tuesday) Diving Roncador
Day 4: (Wednesday) Diving Roncador
Day 5: (Thurday) Diving Roncador
After dinner sail over night to Isla Providencia
Day 6: (Friday) Diving Isla Providencia before lunch.
In the afternoon you can tour the island, and in the evening we have dinner ashore at Rolands Bar on the beach
After dinner sail overnight to San Andres
Day 7: (Saturday) Arrive San Andres in the morning
After breakfast disembark.
You can join either in Puerto Lindo, Panama on the 6th April, returning to Puerto Lindo on the 18th April,
in San Andres on the 9th April returning to San Andres on the 15th April
Departure Puerto Lindo, Panama. Arriving San Andres 8 April
Departure San Andres 16 April. Arriving Puerto Lindo 18 April
Roncador Dive Expedition
San Andres - San Andres
7 days / 6 nights