Colombia is home to the world’s third largest coral reef. Choose between dive sites in the Caribbean and the Pacific during your trip to Colombia: the former tend to be clear and more placid, while the latter are a bit wilder.
The Island of Malpelo in the Pacific offers truly magnificent dives, where you can see an unbelievable number of hammerheads and silky sharks, as well as the ever-impressive humpback whale (in season).
Found far off the mainland is Isla de Providencia, a little-visited destination out in the Caribbean has incredibly clear water and is an excellent alternative to the popular San Andreas. The reefs are exceptional and the wall dives are some of the best in the Caribbean. There are also some stellar wreck dives at Isla d Providencia.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin, Pereira, Cali, and Barranquilla all have an international airport. Most visitors fly into Bogota and some tourists may take connecting flights to smaller airports from there.
You can also take ferries or pangas out to the more remote islands, and the public transportation on land is cheap and semi-efficient.