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Scuba San Andres
Dirección: Av circunvalar Kilometro 8
Teléfono: +57-(311) 257.5511
+57 (318) 803.2667
Skype: mogomez223
Ciudad: San Andres Isla
Departamento: San Andres - Providencia - Santa Catalina
Pagina Web: www.scubasanandres.com.co
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Zona: Caribe
Tipo: Escuela de Buceo
Nombre Contacto: Moises Gomez

 

 

2 Oceanos
Dirección: Av. 20 de julio No.4 - 150
Teléfono: 5121768
Ciudad: San Andres Isla
Departamento: San Andres - Providencia - Santa Catalina
Pagina Web: www.2oceanos.com
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Zona: Caribe
Tipo: Escuela de Buceo
Nombre Contacto: Jorge Sanchez

Paradise Dive Shop
Dirección: Edificio Comodoro local 102
Teléfono: 5131773
Ciudad: San Andres Isla
Departamento: San Andres - Providencia - Santa Catalina
Pagina Web: www.paradisediveshop.com
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Zona: Caribe
Tipo: Resort de Buceo
Nombre Contacto: Juan Carlos Tirado Robledo

Caribe Azul Centro de Buceo
Dirección: Piscinita
Teléfono: 5123419
Ciudad: San Andres Isla
Departamento: San Andres - Providencia - Santa Catalina
Pagina Web: www.buceocaribeazul.com
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Zona: Caribe
Tipo: Centro de Buceo
Nombre Contacto: Hugo Arboleda Taborda

 


Centro de Buceo Sea Garden
Dirección: Hotel Mar Azul Local 1
Teléfono: 5133912
Ciudad: San Andres Isla
Departamento: San Andres - Providencia - Santa Catalina
Pagina Web: www.bis.com.co/seagarden
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Zona: Caribe
Tipo: Centro de Buceo
Nombre Contacto: Jaime Andres Vinasco Vargas

Felipe Diving
Dirección: Cabañas el Recreo - Agua Dulce
Teléfono: 5148775
Ciudad: Providencia Isla
Departamento: San Andres - Providencia - Santa Catalina
Pagina Web: www.felipediving.com
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Zona: Caribe
Tipo: Resort de Buceo
Nombre Contacto: Felipe Leonidas Cabeza Archbold

Karibik Diver
Dirección: Avenida colombia, edificio Galeon Local 101
Teléfono: 5120101
Ciudad: San Andres Isla
Departamento: San Andres - Providencia - Santa Catalina
Pagina Web: www.karibikdiver.com/
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Zona: Caribe
Tipo: Escuela de Buceo
Nombre Contacto: Werner Koester

Scubadventure
Dirección: Bajos Hotel On Vacation Beach Local 01
Teléfono: 3162456649
Ciudad: San Andres Isla
Departamento: San Andres - Providencia - Santa Catalina
Pagina Web: www.scubadventure.net
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Zona: Caribe
Tipo: Centro de Buceo
Nombre Contacto: Erlid Rafael Arroyo Newball

Sea Horses Diving Shop
Dirección: Ed Bailey Boat Local 2 Frente al Hotel Acuario
Teléfono: 3112811120
Ciudad: San Andres Isla
Departamento: San Andres - Providencia - Santa Catalina
Pagina Web: www.seahorsesdivingshop.com
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Zona: Caribe
Tipo: Centro de Buceo
Nombre Contacto: Mauricio Barrios

Sharky Dive Shop
Dirección: Avenida Newall bajos edif.Galeon
Teléfono: 5120651
Ciudad: San Andres isla
Departamento: San Andres - Providencia - Santa Catalina
Pagina Web: www.sharkydiveshop.com
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Zona: Caribe
Tipo: Resort de Buceo
Nombre Contacto: Roger Guillermo Madero Archbold

Sonny Dive Shop
Dirección: Sector Agua dulce
Teléfono: 5148231
Ciudad: Providencia Isla
Departamento: San Andres - Providencia - Santa Catalina
Pagina Web: www.sonnydiveshop.com
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Zona: Caribe
Tipo: Centro de Buceo
Nombre Contacto: Gerardo Rafael Arenas Robinson

 

Keep in mind that i won't update this page as often as i should , visit Blue Life Dive's official web site formore up to date information


PRICING

BOAT DIVES

  • One tank afternoon boat dive $95.000 COP
  • 2-tank morning boat dive $130.000 COP
  • One tank night boat dive  $110.000 COP
  • U/W light $35.000 COP –extra with batteries)

All diving packages and boat activities include: hotel pick-up and drop-off, tanks, weights, mask/snorkel, fins, boat trips, snacks  and drinks.

 Complete equipment rental on boat trips include: BCD and regulator with octopus, air gauge, depth Gauge for an additional  $30.000 (Price is based on per day)

RESORT SCUBA DIVING COURSE

  • While vacationing in San Andres discover the thrill of scuba diving in 4 hours, includes class room, video, pool session, one tank dive, all equipment, snacks and drinks. $150.000 COP
  • Repeat resort boat dive (1-tank), includes all equipment. $110.000 COP
  • Repeat resort boat dive (2-tank), includes all equipment. $180.000 COP

DIVE PACKAGES

Our dive packages are based on two tank dives per day.

  • 2 days dive package (4 dives) $255.000 COP
  • 3 days dive package (6 dives) $375.000 COP
  • 4  days dive package (8 dives) $480.000 COP
  • 5  days dive package (10 dives) $575.000 COP
  • 6  days dive package (12 dives) $665.000 COP
  • Week dive package (14 dives) $765.000 COP

DAILY EQUIPMENT RENTALS

  • Full tank $15.000 COP
  • Regulator with octopus, SPG, depth gauge and compass $15.000 COP
  • BCD jacket $15.000 COP
  • Weight belt $10.000 COP
  • Skinsuit $15.000 COP
  • Air fills $10.000 COP
  • Snorkel vest $10.000 COP
  • Snorkel package (non diver  boat pass) $25.000 COP
  • Night dive light (with batteries) $35.000 COP
  • Underwater digital camera (including burned CD) $70.000 COP

COURSES

  • Refresher Course including video and pool session $30.000 COP
  • Open Water Referral check out dive (per dive, not including PIC envelope) $140.000 COP
  • Open Water Referral check out dives (including four open water dives and PIC envelope) $450.000 COP
  • Scuba Diver certification (including 3 class room sessions, 3 pool sessions, 2 open water dives, PIC envelope, all equipment and course materials $500.000 COP
  • Open Water Diver certification (including 5 class room sessions, 5 pool sessions, 4 open water dives, PIC envelope, all equipment and course materials) $700.000 COP
  • Advanced Open Water Diver certification (including 5 open water dives, PIC envelope, all equipment and course materials) $700.000 COP
  • Medical First Response certification (including class room sessions and PIC envelope) $170.000 COP
  • Rescue Diver certification (including 1-2 class room sessions, 12 exercise modules, 6 open water dives, PIC envelope, all equipment and course materials) $650.000 COP
  • Dive Master Certification (call for details) $1.500.000 COP

+ Specialty certifications offered in deep diving, night diving, wreck diving, boat diving, U/W naturalist, and more


Divers must show certification card prior to time of activity.
No diving 24 hours prior to departure.
All prices are in COP Colombian Pesos per person. All Taxes are Included
Payment must be made prior to activity.
Prices are subject to change.
Payment methods: Cash / Visa / MasterCard / Discover.
We don't charge you an extra % if you pay with credit card

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance for transfer (must be confirmed by fax or in person).
Less than 24 hours is non-transferable/non-refundable.
No Refunds for unused portions. Cancellations are NON-Refundable


The archipelago of San Andres, Old Providence and Santa Catalina possess the largest coral reef system in Colombia and one of the largest in the Atlantic Ocean.  Along with warm and clear water, San Andres is an excellent destination for SCUBA diving, the island offers several different views and depths including platforms, drop offs, and walls; In addition to the delicate fauna, the SEAFLOWER marine protected area is inhabited by schools of stunning colorful fish.

I know the previous paragraph sound very cliché and sales pitchy, but nonetheless for all of the above reasons I believe San Andres and Old Providence island are a perfect destinations to learn scuba diving or to dive if you are already certified. Since we don’t have weather dictated seasons, dive operations are available all year round and there are daily dive trips for those who are already certified.

 

For your own safety diving is not something you want to go cheap on, beware of 2 for 1 deals and suspiciously low prices and garage looking dive shops.

I will only vouch for two dive shops in San Andres and that is Blue Life Dive is run my very good childhood friend Fabian Garcia and Scuba San Andres, run by my uncle Mo Gomez.

Blue Life in my opinion has one of the best run operation and a great location downtown at the Sunrise Beach hotel; which gives them access to the pool for the Discover Scuba and the Refresher course and also gives them full access to the hotel's pier, which means that ALL of their dives are done from the boat.at the time of this writing they have 2 boats which they use depending on how much people they have on a given day.

You can check Blue Life's rates here is worth noticing that they are the only 5 Star dive shop in the island, you can check this at the Padi website.

Scuba San Andres is located on the West side of the island, inside Playa Tranquilo hotel, as their location is quite far, all of their courses and fun dives include transportation from/to the hostel, furthermore we have scored a 10% discount deal exclusive for guest staying at the hostel (for a minimum of 2 people)

Tips to enjoy scuba diving in San Andres

  • Make sure that if you are diving from shore the swimming distance is within your capabilities, dive sites like Blue Wall, La Piedras, La Rocosa are not accessible for most divers from shore due to underwater currents. If you are in for this kind of dives make sure you have insurance as well as a floating device!
  • Lion Fish is taking over the Caribbean this is a foreign species from south East Asia with no natural predator that has poison on its fins, DO NOT touch it, you won´t die from it, but I assure you from experience that is going to be painful. If you are spear fishing it (which is illegal in San Andres) make sure to wear heavy duty gloves while handling.
  • There is no need to use wet suits on the island due to a comfortable water temperature of around 24 Celsius all year round. Shorties and 2,5 mm insulation suits are more than enough most times.
  • Make sure you dive with a certified PADI, NAUI or any other international certification instructor or dive master. There are many around, if you choose to dive with the guy from the beach that offers you to see whale sharks and sea lions while he´s having a beer you know who you should blame at the end.
  • Iif you are an certified diver most dive schools will allow you to bring your own camera; at the hostel we rent GoPro cameras for our guest. More info here.
  • Best dives sites, no matter what people tell you on the street: Blue Wall, las Piedras, La Piramide, La Trilogia, Bajo Bonito, Nirvana, Trampa de Tortuga, Wild Life, Dedos De Morgan, Blue Diamond.
  • The island has more than 40 dive sites. You can go to some by car, going by boat saves you time and swimming distance, not all the best dives sites are accessible by shore.
  • For Blue Almond hostel’s guest we have free dive tanks on request and some limits apply.

Use your common sense and as I heard somewhere “Don´t turn off your brain when you turn on your dive computer.”

Diving accidents/incidents in San Andres.

As a diver you are aware that most accidents can be avoided by using your training, if you haven't dived in a while, is wise to take a refresher course, I personally think refresher courses should be mandatory for people who haven't dived in the last 6 months, is easy to argue that certifications last for life, but as everything in life skills become rusty with disuse.

Fortunately in San Andres diving accidents are a rare occurrence, nonetheless the few accidents there have been in the last few year have been due to negligence on part of the parties involved, if you don't feel comfortable on a situation bring this to the attention of the dive instructor or person in charge.


Not convinced by our recommendations or want to shop around?. Here's a list of most dive shops in San Andres.

  • San Andrés
  • Providencia

Important Information

  • Looking far into the future? Most of our guests are spontaneous travelers, so we only open up availability 1-2 months prior to arrival date.
  • We don't take 1 night bookings in neither hostel(they are not profitable for us) and we ONLY take online reservations.

Important Information

  • Looking far into the future? Most of our guests are spontaneous travelers, so we only open up availability 1-2 months prior to arrival date.
  • We don't take 1 night bookings in neither hostel(they are not profitable for us) and we ONLY take online reservations.

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