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Discover the best dive centers in Colombia

Diving Colombia

Located in the northwest of South America, Colombia is a country unlike any other… As the third largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, it is the only country on the continent to be bordered by both Pacific (over 1300 km of coastline) as well as Caribbean waters (more than 1600 km of coastline). This double exposure makes for an extraordinary diving destination! The facades of these two “marine life laboratories” are very different from each other, catering to many interests.

- On the Caribbean Coast, the diving clubs are well established, with lodging solutions as numerous as they are comfortable! Among the best sites, San Andres Island, Providencia Island, and Corales del Rosario NP, stand out :

· San Andres, ranked by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve, is a real-life swimming pool where massive amounts of fish swim, some native, amid idyllic landscapes. The coral reef protects their natural habitats, and crystal clear water offers ideal conditions for beginner snorkelers. San Andres has forty dive sites ; enough to spend an entire holiday filled with excitement.

· In Providencia, the Old Providence and MC Bean Lagoon sites must not be overlooked.

· As for Corales del Rosario, the park is home to 43 coral-fringed islands… that’s more than enough reason to put your head under water!

- The Pacific Coast is much wilder, and the diving centers here are much sparser. Perhaps this is why visiting this part of Colombia is, most often, proposed as a liveaboard dive trip ! The supreme diving site of this region is Malpelo Island. Experienced divers worldwide scramble at the chance to observe the countless number of sharks that inhabit its waters. This small rock, located about 500 km from the Colombian coast, is only 375m high, 2.5km long and 800m wide, but it satisfies the craziest of diving fantasies! As the third point in the famous Golden Triangle (Cocos Island and the Galapagos Islands being the other two) it hosts the largest pelagic fish anyone could ask for : whale sharks, tuna, hammerhead sharks, silky sharks … and some mermaids. Fantasy indeed!

Closer to the coast, the island of Gorgona Natural Park also offers plenty to see for divers who are fans of sharks and colorful marine flora.

One page is far from enough to describe dives that will inevitably mark one's mind! Any diver who will overcome his or her fears will appreciate Colombian marine wealth, in its entire splendor.

Diving Colombia

Located in the northwest of South America, Colombia is a country unlike any other… As the third largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, it is the only country on the continent to be bordered by both Pacific (over 1300 km of coastline) as well as Caribbean waters (more than 1600 km of coastline). This double exposure makes for an extraordinary diving destination! The facades of these two “marine life laboratories” are very different from each other, catering to many interests.

- On the Caribbean Coast, the diving clubs are well established, with lodging solutions as numerous as they are comfortable! Among the best sites, San Andres Island, Providencia Island, and Corales del Rosario NP, stand out :

· San Andres, ranked by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve, is a real-life swimming pool where massive amounts of fish swim, some native, amid idyllic landscapes. The coral reef protects their natural habitats, and crystal clear water offers ideal conditions for beginner snorkelers. San Andres has forty dive sites ; enough to spend an entire holiday filled with excitement.

· In Providencia, the Old Providence and MC Bean Lagoon sites must not be overlooked.

· As for Corales del Rosario, the park is home to 43 coral-fringed islands… that’s more than enough reason to put your head under water!

- The Pacific Coast is much wilder, and the diving centers here are much sparser. Perhaps this is why visiting this part of Colombia is, most often, proposed as a liveaboard dive trip ! The supreme diving site of this region is Malpelo Island. Experienced divers worldwide scramble at the chance to observe the countless number of sharks that inhabit its waters. This small rock, located about 500 km from the Colombian coast, is only 375m high, 2.5km long and 800m wide, but it satisfies the craziest of diving fantasies! As the third point in the famous Golden Triangle (Cocos Island and the Galapagos Islands being the other two) it hosts the largest pelagic fish anyone could ask for : whale sharks, tuna, hammerhead sharks, silky sharks … and some mermaids. Fantasy indeed!

Closer to the coast, the island of Gorgona Natural Park also offers plenty to see for divers who are fans of sharks and colorful marine flora.

One page is far from enough to describe dives that will inevitably mark one's mind! Any diver who will overcome his or her fears will appreciate Colombian marine wealth, in its entire splendor.

Diving Colombia

Located in the northwest of South America, Colombia is a country unlike any other… ...

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Water and air temperatureJan.Feb.Mar.Apr.May.Jun.Jul.Aug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.
Air temperature31°31°32°33°33°33°33°33°33°33°33°33°
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Best time to dive : January to may
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