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Taganga, Colombia

Learn to Dive - Dorm acc. (6 days / 5 nights. Incl. 4 dives)

With our dive center in Taganga being the only five star PADI Instructor, Tec and Sidemount center in Colombia, you can’t go wrong by beginning your diving experience here! The gear is new and well serviced, the instructors are friendly, professional and knowledgeable and safety is always in focus. These are the exact things you want to know is in order, when diving.

The PADI Open Water course is the most recognized diver certification in the dive industry and will allow you to dive anywhere in the world, independent of professional supervision, to a maximum depth of 18m.

The three best words to describe the diving in Taganga are: SO MANY FISH. Its difficult to know where to look when a school of a thousand Blue Tang surrounds you, just when you’ve spotted two huge Gray Angelfish eating of a colorful sponge - but that is the reality when diving around Taganga and Tayrona National Park. You will find a large range of colorful reef fish and different corals.
For the larger pelagic, you might get lucky with sea turtles and dolphins as well. It is such a cool place!

Together with your instructor you will have a fun, safe and colorful first experience in diving.

Taganga is an old fishing village located just 15 minutes from the big bustling Santa Marta. It is known to be a popular destination for backpackers wishing to stay close to the water, have a couple of drinks and dive in a relaxed atmosphere (of course not in that order). The main road along the beach, is filled with fishermen and local kids playing football during the day. In the evening, when the temperature drops, the restaurants, cafés and beach front attracts divers, hikers and backpackers alike. The many activities around Taganga and Tayrona National Park will keep you busy for days and are also the reason why many travelers end up extending their stay in this area of Colombia.

Your Guesthouse
La Casa Felipe is your cozy home during your stay. This colourful little pearl has great communal areas, is filled with plenty of hammocks to hang out in and it is located just a five minute walk from the beach and the dive center. It is super clean and cozy, with the friendliest reception staff, who are happy to help you plan your onward travels, or trekking in Tayrona! If you prefer to cook your own food, there is a little communal kitchen. The French and Colombian couple that owns this cool little hostel in Taganga, offers tasty breakfast options and afternoon/evening meals at low cost. There's landry service and free WIFI.

Your room - Dorm accommodation
2 spacious mixed female/male dorm rooms, with 5 & 8 comfortable single beds. Private bathroom, fan cooling and semi-hot water for your shower (This you will realise is quite a standard for Colombia, but if you want a hot shower, you can take one at the dive center, where they will provide you towels after your diving for that exact purpose).

Days / Nights included 6 days / 5 nights
Amount of dives included 4 dives
Days / Nights included 6 days / 5 nights
Amount of dives included 4 dives
Extra day diving (2 dives) - no accom EUR 97
Extra night in dorm (after package) EUR 18
Extra night in dorm (before package) EUR 18
Extra night in private (after package) EUR 25
Extra night in private (before package) EUR 25
Refresher Dive (added to 1st dive) EUR 22