Colombia is one of the world’s ultimate dive destinations thanks to the vast underwater garden of the Pacific Ocean and the abundant, tropical marine life of the Caribbean Sea.
Beyond Colombia's 1,600 km of coastline, divers will discover a seascape of coral formations, caves, and shipwrecks harboring incredible aquatic life. Colombia is one of South America's best diving destinations with great opportunities to come face to face with pelagic like whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, and humpback whales to small seahorses, shrimps and crabs. Liveaboard.com offers great itineraries on the best Colombia liveaboards. Dive enthusiasts enjoy a Colombia sea safari to the coast of Providencia, the world's third longest barrier reef. Boasting a diverse and abundant ecosystem, warm tropical waters and excellent visibility, Providencia has a reputation for awesome diving. Vibrant coral reefs, caves, sunken pirate ships, blue holes and fantastic walls offer something for every scuba diver. Popular dives include the steep walls of Blue Hole and Contour, mysterious caves and fissures at NX and Tete's Place, shallow coral gardens at Bajo de San Felipe and Left Channel and shipwrecks such as Planchon, a World War II tanker. Acclaimed by the United Nations as one of the top dive sites in the world, Malpelo Island is home to massive swarms of hammerhead sharks and silky sharks. Once a penal colony, these three remote rocks can only be reached aboard a Colombia diving cruise and are known for steep walls, underwater caves and schools of pelagics. This is an adrenaline pumping dive and a must see for thrill seekers.
Like much of the Caribbean, scuba diving in Colombia can be done year round. However, the best time to come to Colombia is from January to March and June through August. During these times water visibility is best for scuba diving. With an ideal water temperature of 26C, and visibility ranging from 12 - 30 meters scuba divers enjoy amazing liveaboard holidays in Colombia.