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Taganga, Colombia

Advanced Course - Dorm acc. (5 days / 4 nights. Incl. 5 dives)

Are you hungry for more, and do you have a desire to be more comfortable and confident in the water? Or maybe exploring wrecks has gotten your attention lately? Then the Advanced Open Water course is perfect for you. The best thing about this course: NO EXAM! It is literally just about having fun and exploring new areas of diving. The course consists of five dives like deep diving, wreck diving, navigation, drift diving etc. Your instructor will brief you on the theory before each dive and by completing this course

The area of Taganga Bay and Tayrona National Park offers dive sites where all of these dives are possible, not only are you gaining new dive skills, you will also see tons of marine life while doing it. Tayrona National Park is a marine protected area which becomes clear as soon as you start your dive. The corals are different and in great shape, reef fish everywhere and a good chance of seeing turtles and dolphins – what’s not to like?

On top of the supreme diving, Taganga is also the gateway to the famous Lost City Trek, beautiful waterfalls and will probably have you stay longer than planned with its contagious beach village vibe.

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 5 days / 4 nights
Amount of dives included 5 dives
Days / Nights included 5 days / 4 nights
Amount of dives included 5 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