Discover Scuba Diving
Half day program to try diving!
No experience necessary.
If you are not a certified diver or have never been diving before, you can try it today and enjoy the incredible underwater world. Taganga is a great place to experience your very first breaths under water and see the wonders of Tayrona national park.
After checking in at the dive center, your instructor will give you an introduction to the basics of the dive theory. In this briefing you will learn how to use your equipment, what to expect underwater, rules to keep you safe and the skills you will be learning. Then we go by boat to Tayrona national park and practice in confined water the use of scuba equipment. Once you have mastered the skills and feel confident, you will explore the first dive site. After a break of about 60 minutes on a small beach in the national park, we will head by boat to another dive site and make our second dive on a different location. The dives are normally about 30 – 45 minutes long and up to a maximum depth of 12m / 30 feet.
If you are very short in time or you have to watch your budget, we can offer you the same program but with only 1 dive. This option is only available on our afternoon 1 tank dive trip.
To sign up for this program you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.
You will need to complete a medical statement and may be asked to consult a physician to receive a medical clearance prior to diving. If you have any medical issues or concerns, please let us know in advance. You can download the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Statement here.
Open Water Diver Course
Get your PADI –the world’s most-recognized scuba diving certification and your passport to recreational scuba diving adventures around the globe.
With the PADI Open Water Diver course you get your first level certification in recreational scuba diving. You will learn basic dive theory, practice equipment use and make four open water dives. Upon completion of this course you are certified to dive up to 18m / 60ft and have a life-long certification to discover a whole new world.
Before you get into the water you will be learning basic dive theory with the PADI e-learning App and watch the course videos in the comfort of your place of choice. The video will explain the theory and preview skills you practice during the course in confined water (lagoon or pool). To complete the theory you have to answer knowledge reviews, fill in some quizzes and pass a final single-choice exam.
About half a day you spend to get familiar with the equipment you use for scuba diving. You will learn how to set up, check and take care of it, and practice in confined water to be confident using it.
During the course you will complete four open water dives in the Tayrona National Park. The first two dives are to a maximum depth of 12m / 40ft while the final two to maximum 18m / 60ft.
To sign up for this course you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary. You need to be comfortable in the water and have basic swimming skills, and as well be in reasonable physical health.
You will need to complete a medical statement and may be asked to consult a physician to receive a medical clearance prior to diving. If you have any medical issues or concerns, please let us know in advance. You can download the PADI Medical Statement here.