Why dive with Caribbean Pro Dive Center?
Caribbean Pro Dive Center, is a diving center formed by a young and dynamic team of instructors certified by PADI & DAN; They teach to dive in the Colombian Caribbean coast. We are located exactly in the historic center of Santa Marta, Colombia we do dives (diving plans) in the coral reefs of Tayrona park and diving plans in Taganga, which are wonderful and amazing places full of underwater life that make the practice of snorkeling diving a wonderful experience to make in these paradisiacal beaches that will make your trip an adventure like no other. Being a 5 star diving center, attacked by PADI. Caribbean pro dive center has all the necessary diving equipment to make your experience fun and safe, with a great staff that will always be willing to help and provide support at all times.
If you already learned to dive and want to know the wonders of the aquatic world of the Colombian Caribbean coast while you gain experience, a guide will accompany you on your dives for your safety and fun while you learn to dive. You will put into practice the skills learned in your diving course and you will enjoy the local fauna that surrounds us in Tayrona Park.
Mini Diving course
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving but you’re not sure if you’re ready to take a Discover Scuba Diving certified diving course, it’s for you. This is a quick and easy introduction that will take you to explore the underwater world.
The experience offers you the possibility to learn about the basic safety guides and the necessary skills to dive in the sea under the direct supervision of a PADI professional. Prepare your adventure, get ready and dive with us.
Diving in open water.
If you’ve always wanted to take diving lessons, live the adventure and see the world under the waves, this is where it starts. Get your diving certificate with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the most popular and recognized diving course in the world. The PADI Open Water course teaches you the basics of diving and how to maintain safety through the development of knowledge and practice, both in confined water and in open water. Use your skills and explore the aquatic world.
Diving in Santa Marta.
Diving in Tayrona National Park is an unforgettable experience, Located at the foot of the mountain of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta is an area rich in nutrients that create a great diversity and quantity of corals and very colorful fish that undoubtedly makes the Dive experience something magical.
Tayrona National Park is a wonderful place to dive. There are 22 certified sites where it is possible to dive into the marine world, where you can find the reefs with soft and hard corals, sunken ships and a great variety of marine life. Here you will not see too many large animals, but there are a lot of beautiful corals, sponges, anemones, as well as lots of puffer fish, angelfish, lionfish, scorpion fish, brunettes, lobsters, octopus and much more!
The water temperature is between 23 to 28 C, and visibility can be up to 30 meters. Tayrona Park is a great destination for those who are just beginning their underwater adventures. The sites for beginners in the Park are well protected from trade winds and are generally calm and shallow, with an average depth of about 12 meters. While more advanced sites tend to be deeper (18-40 m) and have slightly stronger currents, which makes them perfect for drifting diving.
What to do after diving?
Santa Marta is officially a tourist, cultural and historical district, founded on July 29, 1525 by the Spanish conqueror Rodrigo de Bastidas and was the first Spanish settlement in Colombia, thus being the oldest city in Colombia and the second oldest. Among the most visited sites we find:
The fifth San Pedro Alejandrino
This emblematic hacienda, It was where the liberator Simón Bolívar spent his last days, in this hacienda you can find amazing sculptures, with an imposing botanical garden, if you want to know a little more about the city’s history and its importance.
Santa Marta Cathedral
This cathedral is the oldest in Colombia, being Santa Marta and Colombia in general a very religious country plays a crucial part in its history, in it you can see the ceramic saints venerated by Colombians and also the remains of the founder who are at side of the altar. The cathedral is located in the historic center of Santa Marta around the most emblematic houses of the city.
If what you are looking for is to know a little more about the indigenous cultures of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta this is the ideal place for you, here you can see a documentary video that will tell you the history of the indigenous communities and where you can also see the crafts .
For nature lovers very close to Santa Marta we have a small town just 25 minutes away by car called Minca, it is a beautiful coffee town located at the entrance of the Sierra Nevada with a very pleasant climate where you can do various activities such as mountaineering, horseback riding, bird watching, yoga, waterfalls and restaurants that offer different gastronomic styles.
As its name says Playa Cristal is a beach with crystal clear waters and is one of the quietest beaches in Tayrona Park, housing a maximum of 300 people, in this silver you can enjoy a quiet day either sunbathing or snorkeling. In addition, you can enjoy a delicious dish typical of the area such as fried fish with coconut rice, salad and patacones.
Cabo San Juan
Among the beaches of Tayrona Park this is one of the most recognized, as it offers one of the most impressive views of the jungle by the sea, where you can also enjoy the magical sunset, To get out San Juan you must do a walk around 2 hours, where you will pass different beaches. This site has an excellent place where you can camp or sleep in hammocks facing the sea, here they offer restaurant, bathroom and snorkeling service, ideal for spending a weekend.