The Best Dive Trips from Medellin

The Best Dive Trips from Medellin

TLDR? Travel & Diving offers the most varied diving destinations and some of the best dive trips in Medellin.

If you’re looking for a little getaway from Medellin, you can visit the gorgeous towns nearby and enjoy several activities you wouldn’t find in the city.

These adventures include Canopy or Diving, some of the best options for knowing a different side of Colombia and having fun!

The best time to dive in Colombia is between April to November since the wind and waves aren’t as strong then. It’s an unmissable opportunity.

However, since this activity isn’t so common, you might wonder how to choose a diving trip.

So, I’m here to talk to you about the different situations of diving, from training to having your certification and a perfect scuba diving trip! Let’s get to it. 

Types of Diving Trips

Diving Trips

There are a few options for diving trips you can hire in Medellin. Most of them depend on your experience, which we can divide into three levels.


If you’ve never tried diving, there are some courses and knowledge you may want to get to prevent future accidents.

You can choose a theory course on pool or open water.

Those courses aren’t usually longer than two to three hours. And depending on which you choose, it’ll give you an 59 feet (18m) certification!


If you think you’re ready to skip the course but still haven’t got a lot of experience scuba diving, this is the option for you. Stop and think about which will suit you best.


For the advanced people, there’s a four-hour course on two different days that consists of diving in open water.

Extra courses are for safety. In case of trouble, you can take the first aid course or the rescue diver.

The Best Diving Companies

The Best Diving Companies

When you’re thinking about this specific getaway, some companies in Medellin can take you away. The destinations vary.

So follow me to see some of the most recommendable companies and the places they can take you!

Travel & Diving

Travel & Diving

For Travel & Diving, the most important is to give you an excellent diving experience. Previous experience isn’t an issue since you can always get their PADI certification.

They offer nine destinations, national and international. The national ones are:

  • Tintípan
  • Gorgonas
  • San Andrés
  • Providencia
  • Tayrona 
  • Malpelo

Tintípan is an unknown place, untouched and virgin, perfect for diving. Malpelo’s one of the better spots to dive with shacks since it’s near Galápagos and Cocos islands. 

The international diving spots are Mexico (Cozumel, Cenotes) and Egypt (Red Sea).


Address: Cl. 24 #42a 15, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia

Aquarius Diving Club

Aquarius Diving Club

Aquarius is one of the best-structured companies when we’re talking about diving. 

You can get different benefits, courses for beginners and experts, and the certification to dive anywhere. If you want to go a little further and become an instructor, they’ll get you there too.

Aquarius’ trips have annual dates depending on their destination. They offer the following list of spots:

  • Whale season on Nuquí. It’s a four-day trip, and the company takes care of all expenses.
  • Travel to Providencia for five days. The transportation’s on your own. They take care of food and accommodation.
  • And if you want to make an international trip, you can go to Cozumel y cenotes de la Riviera Maya.


Address: Calle 18 Sur # 39 A – 143 Edif. Villa Paula, Interior 101, Medellín, Antioquia

Alta Mar Diving School

Alta Mar Diving School

Alta Mar is a school that can give you several courses: from beginners to advanced divers, others on open water, and the ones they call “Refresher Course” – especially for out-of-shape divers.

Among the trips they have planned for the rest of the year, you can choose to go to Nuquí on whale season and to Gogona.

There are some dates, so check the website and plan your new adventure!


Address: Cl. 18a Sur #22-133, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia

Planning a Diving Trip

Here are some of the best tips to help you get started on your diving planning!

Set Your Budget

It’s always best to start with setting your budget. Knowing how much you’re willing to spend makes your planning smoother. While scuba diving trips are not that expensive, there are still differences in various selections.

If you want tourist diving destinations, remember that locations can affect prices.

Choosing Your Kind of Trip

Since you can choose national and international diving destinations, the type of trip will also vary accordingly.

You may go on one day dive trips, a relaxing vacation with diving sessions, or a combination of diving and sightseeing.

Know The Requirements of Your Chosen Site

Finally, always stay informed. Diving sites are normally strict about the things you should present or bring. 

To avoid experiencing the hassle of rescheduling, research the requirements or prerequisites of your chosen diving site before booking any dive trips.

Dive Into This Experience!

Natural richness, quiet places, and unforgettable moments: dive into this experience! Come and discover the beauties of the Colombian sea on some fantastic dive trips from the city!

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