What to do in Cartagena
Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving in which the scuba diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) which is completely independent of surface supply, to breathe underwater.
Here are the Top 10 Health Benefits of Scuba Diving:
- Physical fitness: Swimming is one of the best modes of aerobic and anaerobic work we can do. It provides both a cardiovascular workout and a muscular workout as we move against the natural pressure of the water on our bodies with little to no strain on our joints.
- Flexibility and strength: Your muscles also work harder underwater as you move against the resistance of the current and the water itself. With this, you strengthen your muscles as well as develop your flexibility and endurance. Like swimming, which builds up the muscles in your thighs and shoulders, diving can help tone your different muscle areas, consequently giving you better posture.
- Breathing: Slow, deep breathing is important in scuba diving to optimize air consumption and bottom time. An added bonus is that deep, steady breathing promotes a calm attitude and reduces the risk of a lung-expansion injury.
- Stress reliever: Similar to breathing during meditation, breathing slowly and deeply while diving induces a calm, relaxed state while the diver focuses on the underwater environment rather than thinking about problems they may be experiencing in daily life. This helps to reduce stress and balance the nervous system. A relaxed, calm state of mind has been proven to promote a positive attitude and prevent depression.
Cartagena offers a real paradisiac environment! It is nearly surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, and small, coral stone protected beaches can be found only a few meters outside of the ancient Walled City. The National Park Rosario Island is a natural reserve with 43 tropical islands located in the colombian Caribbean, it is also the most popular place to dive in Cartagena. This wonderful island group is formed of coral reefs, crystal clear water and fine sand beaches, and its colorful coral reefs invite to enjoy diving.