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Calipso Dive Center - Tour Operator Taganga - Colombia

Travelers whose appetite for underwater exploration has been whetted by dives in Taganga flock to Calipso Dive Center for unique scuba diving safaris. There are two sites: Playa del Amor (Beach of Love) at Gayraca Bay (also spelled Guayraca) in PNN Tayrona, and Cabo de la Vela out on the Guajira Peninsula.

For beginner divers and divers-to-be, Guayaca is ideal, with lots of easy, fun dive spots and a relaxed atmosphere. Advanced and fun divers do six day dives and a night dive. Open water and advanced courses in Guayaca cost $378, or $305 for fun divers. Trips are three days and two nights.

At Cabo de la Vela, experienced divers can explore above and below the waves: there are amazing, rarely-seen dives, and before and after dives there's traditional food, dancing and games from the matriarchal Wayu'u indigenous culture. Safari-goers stay in a Wayu'u family's beachfront home. This excursion costs $611 for four days, three nights, and four dives; these require a minimum of four participants and PADI certification.

Calipso also offers fun dives out of Taganga ($56 per day, 2 dives), and has free dorms for divers. Adiitionally, it sells snorkeling gear.

Calipso is working with the national park service in "reforesting" the coral reefs at Gayraca. This projects takes volunteers (for more information, contact ).


Calle 12, 1-40

Taganga, Colombia

Tour Operator, Diving School Types:
Eco tours, Scuba diving, National park concessionaire, Voluntary programs in communities

Languages Spoken
Spanish, English

Member of:
NAUI, Universal Referral Program

Established in:
8 years

Credit cards accepted
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard/Eurocard, Visa

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso, US dollar

Contact Information:
Phone: 57-5-421-9146 / Cell: 315-684-3075

Other hand-picked tour operators in Taganga that may be of interest: Aquantis Diving, Expotur, Magic Tour, Vida Marina, Poseidon Dive Center and Oceano.

By Dan Anderson
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07 Jul 2011

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