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Craters! Rappelling and Diving.

Since almost all of Central America is one large volcano, we’ve been able to take full advantage of volcanic cauldera’s. The first crater we hit up was the aptly named El Valle in western Panama and the second was a crater lake in El Salvador where we went on two dives with Oceanica Scuba via DeCameron resorts.

It’s Official!

The World by Road is pleased to announce that all crew members are now officially certified in the world’s most elaborate hobby: scuba diving! On Friday last, Fernando Bischof, Melissa Terry, Darrell Stephenson and Laura Sutton passed the PADI open water scuba written test with flying colors after already having completed the actual open water dives. Aside from the written exam taken in Santiago, all other courses were coordinated and conducted at San Alfonso del Mar in Algarrobo, Chile. Not only that, but the three English-speaking members have also had the unbeknownst pleasure of adding a barrage of SCUBA-centered words to their flourishing Spanish vocabularies.