Scuba Diving in Colombia
Colombia is one of the most underrated and under visited dive destinations in the world. This country is now very safe place to go diving and is one of our top recommended locations in South America due to the spectacular Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Scuba Diving Courses & Packages in Colombia
Learn to Scuba Dive in Colomibia
Colombia has over 1,600km of coastline and there are dive centres located throughout the country offering competitive prices for beginners courses, packages and advanced dive trips. There are also various liveabroad dive trips and sea safaris which will appeal to dive enthusiasts.
You can expect an abundance of tropical marine life, spectacular coral formations, caves, and, pirate ships, blue holes, steep walls and shipwrecks. Marine animals you are likely to see include seahorses, shrimps, crabs, whale sharks, hammerhead sharks and humpback whales. Discover why Colombia is one of the best dive destinations in South America and contact an operator today.
Best Places to Go Scuba Diving in Colomibia
- Providencia is third longest barrier reef on the planet with clear waters, great visibility and lots of marine life.
- Malpelo Island has been named by the UN as one of the best dive sites in the world with lots of hammerhead sharks located here.
- Blue Hole and Contour
- NX and Tete’s Place
- Bajo de San Felipe
Wreck Diving in Colombia
If you are interested in going to see shipwrecks we recommend a dive excursion to the Planchon, a World War II tanker.
Best Time of the Year to Go Diving in Colombia
You can go scuba diving in Colombia all year round. Most divers tend to visit from January to March and June to August as usually water visibility is at its best. Be sure to book in advance during this period as accommodation and packages can fill up quick.
Colombia Diving Facts
Water temperatures average around 26C, and visibility ranging from 12 - 30 meters.
Scuba Diving Internships & Jobs in Colombia
You will need to contact dive centres direct to check jobs and career opportunities. You could also train to become a PADI divemaster here.
Help / Advice
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Colombia Dive Resort Reviews
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