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Calipso Dive Center

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Taganga, Colombia
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About Calipso Dive Center
We are the only pro-platinum naui dive school in Colombia which offers all scuba diving certification levels from basic to instructor with international NAUI certification, we have staff of the highest qualification and with more than 10 years of experience in the practice of diving, who are always able and willing to respond to whatever worries our students and clients may have..
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María Albao wrote a review Jan 2020
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Highly recommend 🥰🥰 was an incredible experience with Calipso, speciallywhen in playa del amor (favorite beach so far in Colombia). Mike, Hansel, Jair and Toto not only make you feel at home, but also they're always taking care of everything, thanks guys 🤗🤗
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Anne C wrote a review Jan 2020
Saint-Cloud, France5 contributions1 helpful vote
Great time with the Calipso Dive Center team. We had a beautiful day of two dives with Mike and Sebastien, very professional and friendly dive masters and the captain knows perfectly how to navigate in the area. The team is great, speaks fluently English and French in addition to Spanish. They looked after us and the kids really well during the dives and took us in an amazing place with lunch on the beach within the Tayrona park. We recommend this team with no reserve and total trust. Great place to dive ;)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Martin Y wrote a review Oct 2019
Kratie, Cambodia8 contributions1 helpful vote
To begin I was sick the eve of starting the safari so i preferred to wait.. the staff was extremely comprehensive so they accepted to postpone to the next one (a week after) and even kindly offered me to stay in the dive center room for free ! Feeling better I couldn’t wait for diving so I decided to first do my NAUI advanced. I was with a group of divers who just passed their open water and weren’t really confortable with diving (technic, theory and security). They consumed a lot and we finished dives early (less than 45min). The official instructor was on holiday so it was one from another dive center and to me it appears that he’s light with teaching and coaching, even though he’s a nice guy. The staff was really cool but it’s Caribbean life and for European divers it can looks a bit disorganized and late, so take it easy and relax everything will be fine at the end ! After that experience I thought that with this good price I couldn’t expect the quality of service I had in France.. but I did the safari and the experience was truely awesome !! First the official instructor (Mike) was very professional and such a nice person ! I really enjoyed diving with him and learned a lot. Also I dived with a good binomial, so the dives lasted much longer. The spots are nice and adapted for different kind of activities and exercices, the night dive was amazing (squid, octopus, lobsters, bioluminescent plancton...). Concerning the food, it was good and the chef cook was very careful and funny. The place is very beautiful and relaxing. To conclude I really recommend the safari with Calypso and diving with Mike. Also a big up for the office team, the boat crew and the kindness of all the staff ! Sea you, Yoann
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Date of experience: October 2019
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ThisIsCharlotte wrote a review Oct 2019
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I had just completed my Open Water certification a week before when I joined the 3 day safari and was left so disheartened that I nearly gave up on diving. I aborted the trip after two days, as I was too scared to attempt another dive and nearly gave up on diving entirely. I’m glad that I didn’t, as 40 dives on and now AOW, I can see that this was an exceptionally bad and unsafe experience and absolutely not the norm. Despite non of the three divers in our group being experienced, the dive masters were incredibly unprofessional and never kept an eye on us. Instead they dove ahead purely focussed on hunting lionfish, with one of the dive master in training swimming so aggressively that he repeatedly kicked us in the head so we’d lose our regulators. Two of us were given wetsuits so big we might have as well gone without as the water was freely flowing in and out and for every dive we were given different BCDs and regulators, without any kind of explanation how the different models worked (briefings were non existent). Although I insisted on needing more weight, I was only given four kilo in an oversized wetsuit so full of air that I spent my whole first dive drifting to the surface like a balloon – which the guide didn’t even notice and when I told him, insisted it was due to me breathing too much. In between dives, heavy arguments broke out on the boat between the dive masters, for all of us to witness. During a night dive we had only three torches for five people, so the two dive masters went without. When I couldn’t equalise one ear during the decent, no one noticed and I was left to drift alone in the pitch black water for five minutes. When the guide finally found me and I explained the situation, he simply told me to trust him and without further explanation began pushing me into the depths by my tank although my ear still wasn’t clearing. I had managed to stay calm until that point, but completely panicked when he kept pushing me under against the pain in my ear. I had to fight myself free to get back to the surface. When I explained the next day that I didn’t want to continue with any more dives, as I didn’t feel safe, the guide was completely surprised, as he hadn‘t even realised it was me who had had problems the previous night (after five dives together in a group of three with only one other girl there). While this might be a fun diving enviroment for experienced divers who are happy to be left to themselves, it is absolutely not suitable if not outright dangerous for beginners. The one positive highlight for me was the absolutely wonderful chef Toto, who was always concerned about everyones comfort and wellbeing and kept spoiling us with delicious fresh food and drinks.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Max wrote a review Sep 2019
Medellin, Colombia15 contributions2 helpful votes
My girlfriend and me booked the scuba diver course which takes place in Tayrona national park. The 3 days were a lovely experience: the instructor Mike was awesome, explained a lot, speaks really well English and gave us always a safe and good feeling under, on and over water :) the staff on the Safari was also really nice and friendly. We felt like at home! Thanks a lot for that experience.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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