Diver 1.png
Roncador Seamount Expedition
Submerged Volcano Crater
Dive expeditiion: Roncador Seamount Exploration. August 2021
Covid-19 Information
Entry and Exit Requirements: 

Colombia is now fully open and no pcr test is required before you arrive or when you arrive.

You only have to do the Check-Mig registration 24 hours before the flight at the following link: 

For more information look at the following link: 

 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.

 

Roncador 1.png

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 August.

We will be departing from San Andres on the 1st of August, 2021, for a 7 day / 6 night expedition.
This could make for an interesting article in a magazine, and documentary. Something we can work on together on the trip.

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.
 

Roncador bank small.jpg
Roncador Crater 2.jpg
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.
Search for hotels in Cartagena: 


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.
Search for hotels in San Andres: 

 
Although San Andres is located off the coast of Nicaragua it belongs to Colombia.
Colombia is now fully open and no pcr test is required before arriving or when arriving.
Roncador 222.png
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 

Diving Roncador

 

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.

1 August

Roncador Dive Expedition
San Andres - San Andres
7 days / 6 nights

USD 1,680

15 August

Roncador Dive Expedition
San Andres - San Andres
 
7 days / 6 nights

USD 1,680

Shark Diving with Felipe in Isla Providencia