Santa Marta Diving is famous for being one of the cheapest places to learn in the world. It has clear blue waters (when the rains are not too hard) and an array of great diving locations all around Parque Tayrona. The perfect place to practice your dive skills and get to know the local sea-life. It was here when I first arrived in Santa Marta 3 years ago that I was introduced to Cata and Sebastian who run the small but extremely professional Deep Coral Diving and with whom I gained my open water diving certificate, opening (no pun intended) a window to a completely new underwater world.
Apart from the fact that all of their instructors are PADI certified divers one of the great things about diving with Deep Coral is Cata speaks perfect English (always a good thing when your learning how to breath under water). They are also some of friendliest, most professional and patient dive instructors (and people) I have met in Santa Marta, and at every stage of your dive you will feel completely secure and comfortable with their (and your) abilities. Plus they’ll also give you a load of cool photos to take away with you after your dive!
Prices range from: $200,000 COP for a one off fun dive to $850,000 for the complete open water course. To find out more and book your Santa Marta diving experience click here.