Experience Taganga, where Colombia meets the Caribbean, and enjoy diving in the marine protected area of Tayrona National Park. Nearly all dive sites in this area are located in the national park, only a few minutes away by boat. Due to the sandy and rocky grounds you will see different corals than normally found in the Caribbean and there is a guarantee schools of colorful reef fish will accompany on your dives – even dolphins and turtles if you are lucky. The 22 dive sites within Tayrona National Park combines pinnacles of coral reef, sunken ships, caves, and a variety of marine ecosystems. The sites offer diving for everyone, beginner or professional, with both shallow and calm sites but also sites great for deep and drift diving due to strong currents in some areas. It's the perfect place to challenge yourself and your diving skills.
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.
On the day of arrival, you will be greeted
in the dive shop by the dive staff who will give you an orientation of
the dive shop and of the diving you will be doing. Your equipment will
be fitted and packed for the following days of diving. You'll then be
shown to your accommodation to check in. The rest of the day is left
for exploring on land and settling in on your own.
The days with
diving included will consist of 2 dives from the dive boat in the
morning (usually) or afternoon, weather depending. Snacks and water is
served between the 2 dives, on the boat. There will be no refund on
dives not used. Night dives are also available, and can be booked on
DIVE PACKAGE: 5 days / 4 nights in private room - Fundiving Tayrona National Park.
Day 1: Check in at dive center and hostel
Day 2: 2 dives, all inclusive
Day 3: 2 dives, all inclusive
Day 4: No diving - please allow time to off-gas before leaving Taganga area.
Day 5: Departure day. Check out is at noon.
Taganga is nestled by the ocean. To transfer to other bigger
cities, you need to travel by road or plane at heights over 300m of sea
level. This requires 24 hours without diving, which is why we have added
a day of "no diving" in the itinerary. If you are feeling active, talk
to the dive center of snorkeling or other activities for this day of