Diving in Taganga
DIVING IN TAGANGA with Ocean Lovers
Taganga is a small fishing village on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, about five kilometers north of Santa Marta. Here you will find a beautiful horse shoe shaped bay, with plenty of restaurants, cafés and shops along the main street. Taganga has grown and developed a lot over the last few years and is now known as a fun place to chill out, and like Honduras’ Utila Island or Thailand’s Ko Tao, a fantastic place to learn scuba diving for a staggeringly good price. Taganga is based right on the border of the world famous Tayrona national park, which is known for its tropical forests, cliffs and panoramic ocean views. It only takes a few minutes by boat to get to Tayrona national park, where you can find a great variety and level of dive sites.
Tayrona national park is a fantastic dive destination. There are 22 dive sites in the marine park, including reefs with soft & hard corals, sunken ships, caves, and a variety of marine life. You won’t be seeing too many large animals here, but there is an abundance of nice coral, sponges, anemones, as well lots of pufferfish, angelfish, lionfish, scorpion fish, moray eels, lobsters, octopuses, and much more! Have a look at our gallery to see what marine life you can encounter around Tayrona!
The water temperature is between 23 to 28 *C, and the visibility can be up to 30 meters. Tayrona is a great destination for those just starting their underwater adventures. Beginner sites in Tayrona national park are well protected from the trade winds and are generally calm and shallow, with an average depth of about 12 meters. While the more advanced sites tend to be deeper (18-40m) and have slightly stronger currents, making them perfect for drift diving.
You want to explore the underwater world of Tayrona? You want to find out what’s below the waves and get beguiled by the beauty of the Caribbean sea? Book your adventure today – we offer individual service for beginner and more advanced divers. Safety and fun are both crucial to us and we only work with small groups to ensure you get a wonderful and exciting experience.
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Getting to Taganga
Taganga is very close to Santa Marta, a city on the northern coast of Colombia. Santa Marta serves as a gateway to the Caribbean coast and has a good transport infrastructure. You can reach Santa Marta from most major cities by air or bus.
From Santa Marta, you can take a taxi to Taganga. It should cost around 12,000 cop and take around 15 minutes, but it does depend on traffic and exactly where you are based in Santa Marta.
There are also plenty of public buses. Just look for any that have Taganga written on the sign in the front window. Flag it down and hop on. The price is fixed at 1600 cop wherever you travel. The bus can take up to 45 minutes, depending on where in Santa Marta you are, and of course traffic.
Most of our customers choose to stay in Taganga whilst diving with us, but it is very easy and cheap to base yourself in Santa Marta if you prefer.
Feel free to contact us if you have further questions about how to reach us and we will be happy to assist.