These Terms & Conditions are applicable to reservations made at our diving center and also our hostel.

MAKING A RESERVATION

  • Ocean Lovers Taganag is a PADI 5* Dive Resort offering scuba and snorkeling activities around Tayrona Park and as well private and shared accommodation in Taganga. We focus on small groups and personal service and due to this, spaces can fill up quickly. To avoid disappointment be sure to make your reservation ahead of time. Reservations can be made either personally in the dive resort, in our webshop or by phone/WhatsApp and require a deposit payment. Your space will only be reserved once we have received your deposit. If you would like to reserve a diving activity or room in our hostel less than 24 hours before the start date, please contact us first by phone call or WhatsApp to confirm availability.

CHANGING YOUR RESERVATION

  • We know that things happen and plans change! As long as you get in touch with us minimum of 24 hours before your diving activity starting time, we will be more than happy to reschedule your activities free of charge, subject to weather conditions and availability.
  • Changes to reservations in our hostel must be made minimum 7 days in advance and are subject to availability.

CANCELLATIONS / NO-SHOW / LATE ARRIVAL / NON-COMPLETION OF ACTIVITY

  • Reservations at our hostel can be canceled, however, please note that the deposit made for the first night is non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, this deposit can only be utilized for future reservations if we are notified at least 7 days before the check-in date. Any cancellations or changes made within 7 days of the scheduled arrival date will result in the forfeiture of the deposit for the first night.
  • In the event that you decide to cancel your reservation more than 48 hours before the scheduled start time of your diving tour, we will gladly refund your deposit. However, if you choose to cancel your reservation between 24 to 48 hours prior to the start time, the deposit becomes non-refundable. Nevertheless, we will keep your deposit as credit for any future reservations you may make. Please note that if you cancel your reservation within 24 hours of the diving tour start time or fail to show up, the deposit will be non-refundable and non-transferable to another person. Additionally, no credit will be given for future reservations. Lastly, for dive courses that include training materials, whether in digital or physical form, we are unable to provide a refund for the materials provided.
  • Late arrival – we understand that sometimes things happen, however please keep in mind that our diving tours run on a schedule and due to logistical reasons if you are running late we will do our best but may not be able to wait for you. In the event that you arrive late and your tour has already left the deposit is non-refundable, non-transferable to another person and no credit for future reservations will be given.
  • If a diver chooses not to complete the full activity no partial refund will be given. In the event that a diver chooses not to complete a dive course any partial refund given will be at the discretion of Ocean Lovers Taganga.

PAYMENTS / REFUND / CURRENCY CONVERSIONS

  • All prices are per person and published either in US$ or COP and do not include 19% Sales Tax (IVA). Non-Colombian residents are free of sales tax, therefore we need to have a copy of your passport as proof for the Colombian Tax authorities.
  • A deposit is required to reserve your space, payable in cash or with credit/debit card in the dive resort, or through payment link/bank transfer/PayPal.
  • Your reservation balance is payable in full during check-in.
  • Promotional prices only apply if the package booked was completed as such.
  • Payments can be made at the dive center or hostel in cash – we accept US Dollars, Euros and Colombian Pesos or by Debit/Credit card – we accept MasterCard and Visa, or with bank transfer. All Debit/Credit card payments are charged in Colombian Pesos.
  • Payments through PayPal, Debit- and Credit Cards incur a bank fee of 5.5%.
  • The conversion of US dollars or Euros to Colombian Pesos will be made on the day of payment based on the daily exchange rate using TRM. (Tasa de cambio representativa del Mercado, which is established by the Banco de la Republica https://www.banrep.gov.co)
  • Full or partial refunds can only be made through the same payment method you have used to pay. Any transaction fees will be deducted from the refund.

CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Guests staying in our hostel must read and agree to our house rules during check-in.
  • Certified Divers are required to present proof of certification before participating in any dive activities. Please bring your certification card with you, whether it be physical or digital. If you are unable to provide proof of certification, you will not be able to dive and may forfeit deposits paid.
  • Customers will have to read and sign the required forms for their specific activity, before they start their dive/snorkel trip and/or diving course.
  • Customers are obligated to leave a copy of their ID with the dive center and hostel.
  • Customers enrolling in any PADI courses will be required to fill out a Medical Statement before the course commences. If any of the items on the medical statement apply to you, you must consult a physician prior to recreational scuba diving participation. Your physician must complete and sign the medical statement and be sure to bring a copy with you as we will require it for our records.

CANCELLATIONS OF DIVING ACTIVITIES BY OCEAN LOVERS TAGANGA

  • Scuba diving and snorkeling activities are highly weather dependent, Ocean Lovers Taganga reserves the right in any circumstance to cancel the activity. We understand that vacation time is precious, we will do everything possible to arrange an alternative option or reschedule the activity. In the event that no suitable alternative can be arranged we will refund the deposit.

DIVING EQUIPMENT RENTAL / LOST OR DAMAGED EQUIPMENT

  • The rental of basic scuba equipment is included in all our activities. Diving computers, torches or other additional gear can be rented for additional charge on a daily base. You are responsible for your rental equipment. In the case of loss or damage, it will be charged to your bill with the original price to replace it.

PHYSICALLY FIT FOR DIVING

  • The customer acknowledges being in good mental and physical condition for diving/snorkeling. Any client with a pre-existing medical condition or illness must declare the true nature of such condition at the time of participation in dive activities and will be required to provide a medical statement from a general practitioner stating that they are ‘medically fit to dive’. Ocean Lovers Taganga and its’ staff will treat all information with the strictest of confidence.

DIVING INSURANCE

  • Ocean Lovers Taganga is committed to safe diving practices and injury prevention. It is not mandatory, but we recommend that if you intend to go scuba diving, you make sure you have an insurance policy that covers this activity. Some travel insurances do cover scuba diving and some do not. There are several scuba diving insurance companies to choose from. If you like to purchase diving insurance we can offer it from our partner ColAssistencia with a daily rate of US$5.

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