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Diving Colombia

Colombia is now much safer than it once was. It has diving in both the Caribbean and Pacific. The dryest time to go to the Pacific side is January, February, March or the middle of August.

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Providencia Island Caribbean

Reviews: 5 stars

"The most beutiful place I have ever been. There are many places to rent a boat and diving equipment. Cost may vary from season to season. I went in high season (Dec-Jan) and the price is approx $50 for one dive. Much better than other places such as Costa Rica. Not only the diving is amazing but the island is magical."
San Andres Island Caribbean

Reviews: 5 stars

" I had a blast. Sunken ships. Sunken 737, Lots of big and bigger barracuda. Stingrays and a great trip to Johnny Cay to feed them in the evening. If you got to San Andres AVOID the Sunrise Hotel. It just plain old sucks and costs way too much. The Decameron Hotels are MUCH better. "
Mark Infanger
" In San Andres y Providence Island you can find the third largest coral reef in the world plus is considered a Biosphere Reserve by Uesco."
Mariana, (2012)
Santa Marta Caribbean

Reviews: 4 stars

" Much better than Cartagena San Andras and much more stressless "
Frank, Denmark
Isla Rosario Caribbean

Reviews: 3 stars

" If you like diving the reef and looking at tiny stuff 24/7 this is the dive for you. I would rate Cartagena as over promising and under delivering. "
Mark Infanger
Malpelo Pacific

Reviews: 5 stars

" The sinister and forbidding Malpelo Island is located 314 miles (506 Kilometers) off the coast of Buenaventura, Colombia in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Malpelo is home to an important coral formation as well as a large variety and quantity of marine creatures. Of special interest is the hammerhead shark with its awe-inspiring schools reaching up to 300 hundred individuals. The two most outstanding phenomena in Malpelo are the huge number of cluster and free swimming moray eels and the enormous congregations of silky sharks who often mix with hammerheads to form colossal shark schools.
Other common sights are the white tip shark, Galapagos shark, giant schools of angel fish, Creole fish, jacks, tuna, and occasionally a sail fish, whale shark and even Humpback Whale.
Jairo Criollo
"One of the most beautiful sites to dive in the world. Best of all is still unexploited by tourism. "
Sonia Matthews, USA
"Dirty Rock, Malpelo, is 350 miles west of the coast of Columbia. This site is home to hundreds of hammerheads, blacktips, white tips, whale sharks, mantas, yellow fin tuna, etc. 65 deg water with 4-6 ft seas, but high-octane excitment. "
Scubajack, USA
" Malpelo is the ideal place for shark lovers!! Biggest hammerhead shark population in the world!!"
Mariana, (2012)
Gorgona Island Pacific

Reviews: 5 stars

" Gorgona island, until 1985, was a jail; it's now a sanctuary. The land tours are great and you wlll see sharks, sea lions, dolpins, whale sharks, Whales (sometimes) and its not over populted with tourists. Gorgona was awesome, As good as the Galapagos. Colombia is more safe than the media would have you believe. "
Mark Infanger

Colombia Dive Operators

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Diving Planet Cartagena de Indias

Reviews: 4 stars

Ciudad Amurallada
Calle Estanco del Aguardiente #5-94
Cartagena de Indias
Tel: (57 5) 664 2171
Cell: (57) 300 815 7169 - 300 603 7284
E-Mail: [email protected].

" Andres knows his stuff "
Mark Infanger
Karibik Divers San Andres

Reviews: 5 stars

Karibik Diver
Av. Newball 1-248
Edificio Galeon
In front of "Casa de Cultura"
Tel: (57)-8-51 20101

" Excellent service. They take care of everything, such as loading and unloading your equipment from the boat and rinsing all your dive gear. The price is very good also. "
Firdaus Chinoy, Canada
Felipe Diving Center Providence Island

Providence Island
Agua Dulce
Tel: 57 (8) 514 8775 / 57 (8) 514 8010
Mobile: 57 (312) 521 7503
Fax: 57 (8) 514 8051
E-mail: [email protected]

Poseidon dive center Taganga

Reviews: 4 stars

" Most professional dive center in Colombia "
Frank, Denmark
Aquantis dive center Taganga

Calle 18 N° 1 - 39 Taganga Santa Marta
Tel: + 57 (5) 4219344
E-mail: [email protected]

Calipso dive center Taganga

Street 12 No 1 - 40
Tel: (057)5 4219146
E-mail: [email protected]

Buconos Diving Centre Bogotá

Buconos Diving Centre
Tel: +57+1+3158391
Fax: +57+1+3158391
E-mail: [email protected]

"Dive with us the best of Colombia!"
Adolfo Salinas (Buconos Diving), 2012

Colombia Accommodation

Sunrise Hotel San Andres

Avenida Fancisco Newball No. 4-169
San Andrés Isla
Tel: +57 (8) 512.3977
Fax: +57 (8) 512.3825
E-mail: [email protected]

" We stayed at the Sunrise Hotel which is less than a 5 minute walk from the dive shop. "
Firdaus Chinoy, Canada
El Cantil Lodge Pacific

Tel: (574) 2520707
E-mail: [email protected]
Lodge with Dive Centre.

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