I did not expect Colombia to have diving like it did, however with the Carribean sea washing along its shoreline I realised I immediately needed to make the most of it! Tayrona National Park is on this coastline and has over twenty dive spots. Most travellers do this by spending the night in the small town of Taganga, which is a short boat ride away. The sites for diving include caves, ships and coral reefs depending on experience. There is plenty for beginners to go at in fun dives, so no qualification is needed to be able to dive here. Diving in Colombia was equally impressive in underwater flora and fauna as it was in price. Rock bottom prices and over 150 species of fish spotted in the area? Diving in Colombia was great. I have included information on both Taganga and Tayrona at the bottom of this photo diary.
Diving in Colombia: Tayrona National Park
This area of Colombia is very tropical, with high humidity and temperatures sitting at around 27-30°C. The temperature of the water can vary greatly depending on the season, going between 21- 29 °C, with December-April being coolest. All dive centres, however, will offer wetsuits. Another factor to consider when diving here is the visibility which is a trade-off with the temperature as the best visibility is in the coldest months, April through to December.
Diving in Colombia: Taganga
Is a small tourist town about a 20-minute bus ride away from the bigger town, Santa Marta. It should not cost you more than $1 to get here on public transport. There are a variety of both hostels and hotels in the area and you will not have trouble finding space in one by simply turning up to the town. Once there you will also have no trouble in finding a diving company for your diving in Colombia. For more information on diving here please see the link here.