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Address: Street 12 No 1-40 | Taganga, Santa Marta 47001, Colombia
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+57 5 4219146
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are the only pro-platinum naui dive school in Colombia which offers all...

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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Excellent service and staff

Firstly, the negative: The diving itself was far from world class - but that isn't the dive centre's fault! Calipso were really excellent. My wife completed her advanced course... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Flapster
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Manchester, England
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Manchester, England
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, the negative: The diving itself was far from world class - but that isn't the dive centre's fault! Calipso were really excellent. My wife completed her advanced course, and me the wreck speciality. The equipment was of a good standard, the dive centre were very communicative, with great English spoken. They offered us a variety of options, and gave... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

It was my first time diving and i was pretty apprehensive but, three days later i had found a new hobby. My instructor, Barak, was absolutely incredible- patient, knowledgable, efficient, fun and kind. He truly made the experience and i learnt so much from him. Thank you Calypso!

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Thank Mim A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Nice instructors, awesome diving spot! Great cook. We highly recommend calipso to others willing to take a dive

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Thank Christian v
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

We completed the two day one night Tayrona National Park dive package. The stay in Tayrona on hammocks was nice and dive sites were pretty good too. The dive masters were all nice guys. The biggest problems were in the organisation itself. Firstly we were told to arrive at the dive shop at 8am and sat around for over an... More 

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Calipso D, Propietario at Calipso Dive Center, responded to this review

Greetings Ashlee, We are sorry you feel this way, we try our best to provide you with a good service in order to have a good experience not only for you but for all our staff as well. On the first day you have an hour delay was due to lack of gas. We ask for this in advance but... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

I strongly not recommend this dive school. We started oyr trip in the boat at 7am. It takes one hour to bring us in a beach at the tayrona Park. But the captain forgot the food so he went back at Taganga. He finally came back at 11am and we have the first tea at 12am. We started our first... More 

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Calipso D, Gerente at Calipso Dive Center, responded to this review

Greetings Yvan, we really sorry, is sad to us to see that you have that concept about us and about our service, we tried as much as possible to make the experience of any diver who visit us will be pleasant. As you mentioned, it is a long way from Taganga to Bahia Gairaca. The captain has no authorization to... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

I completed my open water and advanced open water courses with Calipso in the beautiful, secluded setting of Tayrona National Park. I cannot recommend their highly professional, yet relaxed, approach to the course enough. Value for money, a high level of service and a friendly atmosphere meant that this experience has been a highlight of my South America adventure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I took the Fun Dive Safari at "Playa del Amor" for two days and it was an amazing experience. The diving spots are full of live, the beach is lovely and exclusive, the accommodation in a beach with no electricity is an experience by itself, the food is good as well. Totally recommended

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Thank Miguel U
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I had the best time of my Colombia trip doing the Open Water Diver course in Tayrona national park. The location was our little paradise for those three days with no one else near. The instructors/ staff were really friendly, professional and most of all passionate about their work. Some people of the group had problems with going underwater and... More 

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aberdeen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I did the safari open water course and really enjoyed it. The setting is stunning, on a beach in Tayrona which is only accessed by Calipso. I felt the course was very well-instructed and we got to do some really great diving. Food prepared by Toto was delicious and plentiful. Would highly recommend this experience!

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

had a great weekend diving in Tayrona Park with Calipso, which is the ony diving school in Taganga that offers that. staff is super friendly and professional, prices are good!

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