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Taganga, Colombia (Open water dive Course)

Approx 28th Oct to 1st Nov 06

DSC00475.JPGDSC00477.JPGDSC00478.JPGDSC00482.JPGDSC00485.JPGDSC00487.JPGDSC00488.JPG*Taganga is a little fishing village North East of Santa Marta and right beside Pargue National Tyronne - the place is famous for its diving in the Caribbean and its fresh fish.

  • Headed up to Taganga solely to do my 4 day open water dive course. Found a reputable place that offerred the course for approx $230 US.
  • The first day of the diving course was little difficult - just convincing myself to breath underwater was a bit of a hurdle to start with - but once i got my head round it it was great - dived to 10m on the first day.
  • 2nd day, more diving, fantastic reefs, warm water. Had some trouble with my bouyency - which meant I shot up to the surface from 30 feet a couple of times - no real danger because it is not deep enough but the thought crossed my mind that a boat might shoot over my head.
  • Completed my course, did the test at the end and now have my license to dive to 18m. Looking forward to diving in Sydney or somewhere else in Oz.
  • Plenty of good fish to eat at night, whole snapper etc - very cheap a large meal cost $5 US.
  • The hostel was good, set back from the beach and up in the hills, it had hammocks which were perfect for kicking back with a beer in the hand, a book and a view over the bay.

Posted by allan01 11:38

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