Corporate information

Calipso Dive Center is the only school in Colombia that offers exclusively international courses with NAUI certification; we have highly qualified staff with over 10 years of experience in the practice of diving, which is always attentive to meet to all our students and clients concerns.

We have the infrastructure necessary to carry out our diving operations both in Bahía Granate and Isla Aguja, as exclusive SAFARIS, in the Centre of the Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (PNNT) where we have a camp located in Playa Del Amor at Bahía Gaíraca, a place to rest. This beach also carries activities for the conservation and protection of the environment in coordination with the PNNT among which are cleaning days, actions against the proliferation of the lionfish and at this time with the collaboration of the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano perform a project aimed at the recovery of coral species affected in the Tayrona Park, which has the name CORAL NURSERY.

Mission


Train and teach divers with the highest standards of safety and awareness on the need to conserve the environment.

Providing the tourist ecotourism, that contributes to the protection and conservation of the environment and the integration of the communities of the area in this purpose.

Vision

Be the best Center for training and leading divers in Latin America that provides the best level of training with quality services and actively participating in the restoration and protection of the environment.

Offer an affordable quality service to all the people of different social strata who wish to have the opportunity to visit the sea floor and at the same time working in the different ecological projects.

History

We opened our doors in April 2003 with high expectations and with the dream of becoming the best training school for recreational divers and to thus contribute to the development and growth of tourism in this friendly community of the city of Taganga.

It has been eight years of hard work in which they have seen how this beautiful town is and does not stop its growth. Increasingly is most visited by tourists from all over the world.

In the same 2003 with the vision of offering a different product to our customers we create Safari, which is today with great pride the best diving program in the Colombian Caribbean, combining recreation dives in the best underwater landscapes with restoration activities, protection of the environment and in particular of coral reefs, in a paradisiacal area in the center of the Tayrona National Natural Park (PNNT)

We have trained and teach more than 5000 students at all levels from Scuba Diver to levels of leadership as Divemaster and instructor sow under the slogan of the best Association of recreational diving in the world: NAUI «The Definition Of Diving»

At this time we hold with great pride the level of PRO PLATINUM which we considered a Dive Center authorized to conduct training courses for new NAUI Instructors.

Since 2009 in company with the Tayrona National Natural Park, the Jorge Tadeo lozano University started a cute pilot project of restoration of coral, with which we put in operation a nursery of coral, where we have seen several species they have been able to survive and grow with our help, to the point that we can think of replant several fragments in the reef (Coral baby). This year the goal is to have 10000 fragments in the nurseries as well in a few years to see a favorable and significant change in the most affected areas of the Tayrona National Park.

This experience helped us to create the course GARDENER OF CORAL with NAUI certification in which the person is trained to work and participate in projects of nurseries of coral around the world, with a very good academic program and the best experience practice.

The new needs of labour to carry out this project led us to create a volunteer program in which tourists interested in the environment offer their time to work on environmental activities at the same time enjoy in the best dives and beautiful beaches.

We have created the Foundation Calypso C-FORCE, non-profit aims to the creation and support of projects aimed at the protection and restoration of the marine environment having as main education, training and labour linkage of the inhabitants of protected areas to ecological projects to create a model of sustainable ecotourism development.

For the 2020 and the years ahead, we look forward to continue consolidating our position as a different option for all those interested in actively Act in the protection of our planet through his dive and continue forming and training divers with the highest safety standards, with the best equipment and experienced and certified staff that will make your experience with us an unforgettable «green» adventure.