Colombia is twice the size of France and home to some of the most amazing dive sites in the world, including the world’s third largest coral reef barrier.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. Technically found closer to Nicaragua than Colombia, Isla de Providencia has incredibly clear water and is an excellent alternative to the massively popular San Andreas. The reefs are exceptional here, and the wall dives are some of the best in the Caribbean. There are also some stellar wreck dives at Isla d Providencia, like the Planchon, a WWII German ship.
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Colombia Sea Life
Bring a checklist of all the marine life you want to see, because you’ll possibly find it all here. There are whale sharks, hammerhead sharks (sometimes in massive schools), manta rays, humpback whales, angelfish, surgeonfish, butterfly fish, moray eels and scorpion fish.
How to Get There
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.
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