Welcome to Ocean Lovers
PADI Dive Center in Taganga, Santa Marta, Colombia
Ocean Lovers Taganga is an Austrian owned PADI 5* Dive Resort, and known as one of the premium dive centers on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The professional and entertaining team is dedicated to safe and fun scuba diving adventures in the Tayrona national park and its surrounding waters.
Rest assured that we will take personal care of you and make sure you will have a safe and memorable experience. We only teach and guide small groups, so we can guarantee that you are getting the best service and personalised, individual attention.
Experience the magic of scuba diving today! Join us for an unforgettable trip to Tayrona national park.
LEARN TO DIVE
Sign up for the PADI Open Water Diver course! Become a certified scuba diver and explore the world underwater.
DIVE & STAY
Enjoy the comfort of our fully furnished deluxe apartments – just right next door to the dive shop in the center of Taganga.
DIVE SITES & CONDITIONS
Taganga is quickly making a name for itself as an excellent diving location. Due to the close proximity, it only takes a few minutes by boat to get into Tayrona Park. Well known for the impressive hikes and beaches, Tayrona also offers a magical underwater world. There are 20+ dive sites, including reefs, sunken ships, caves, and a variety of marine life. Coral here can be huge and colorful, and is in great condition. From beginner to experienced, there is something for all level of diver.
FROM OUR BLOG
Fascination Night Dive
I remember my first night dive. The sun had set and darkness was falling. Butterflies in my stomach reminded me that this was not a normal dive. What would I see? I had my gear strapped on, and the unfamiliar flashlight around my wrist. Trepidation hit as we walked into the darkness of the water. […]
Taganga a small fishing village?
Definitely not Taganga! Taganga is a rising star for diving and tourism. So, where is Taganga? It is located by the Caribbean coast and 15 min (5 km) away from Santa Marta. Also, it’s near Tayrona National Park. More than 4,000 people live in Taganga. In Tayrona National Park, there are wonderful diving spots. But, […]
Snorkling worth to try?
Have you ever considered scuba diving, but the idea terrifies you? Do you worry that you aren’t the best swimmer, and don’t feel comfortable jumping into the deep end (puns fully intended)? Would LOVE to dive, but have medical reasons why you can’t? Have you ever considered snorkeling? No? Well – I’m here to tell […]
Why to keep on diving and getting your PADI Advanced Open Water
Hey everybody, so you might have seen my other blog post about getting an Open Water certification. (If not, you can find it here: https://www.oceanloverstaganga.com/why-you-should-become-a-certified-open-water-diver/). In that post, I explained how diving for the first time was like being an astronaut exploring new planets. Are you an Open Water Diver? Have you already seen a […]
10 interesting facts about lion fish
I remember the first time I saw a lionfish. It was beautiful. It’s quite a stunning fish – striped grey and red and then it has feathery spines (18) that fan out from its body. I was mesmerized by its presence, as I’m sure other fish are. But, had I known just how dangerous that […]
Why you should become a certified Open Water Diver
Did you ever had an urge to explore the ocean from another point of view than from the outside of the aquarium? To be able to swim with every kind of underwater species together, and not simply standing beside them, watching their weightlessness? It`s like little astronauts flying in their own universe. I had the […]
Help us to protect our oceans today – join us at PADI Aware Week 2022
Ocean conservation week is right around the corner. It starts on September 17th. I am excited that I’ve gotten to be involved in a bit of the planning process – as I have subsequently learned a lot about the ocean’s health. I don’t know about you – but, I’ve always loved diving. I thought I […]
Taganga, una caja de pandora
Bucear en el Caribe es una experiencia más que gratificante, sus aguas claras y cálidas llenas de vida lo hacen un destino imperdible para todos aquellos que amamos estar bajo el agua y Taganga es sin ninguna duda un lugar ideal si te quieres pegar una escapada al mar y olvidarte de tus problemas por […]
What’s a day like in your Divemaster training – Brian’s story with Ocean Lovers
After completing the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course at Ocean Lovers, I soon returned home to Texas, but there was one thing that I could not get out of my mind – and that was returning to Taganga in order to continue learning and diving in the beautiful waters of Tayrona National Park with […]
A sailer became a divemaster
After hitching my way boat to boat from Europe, I got dropped off in the lazy town of Santa Marta the spring of 2018. I had been looking for an escape for quite some time, everyday life is just too boring. I found my way to Taganga pretty fast. I had been there some years […]