SPORT EXPERIENCE COLOMBIA

Diving school

Do you dream of being at the beautiful Caribbean coast and hear the sound of the sea in the morning? Have you always wanted to immerse yourself in a new world and experience the Habitat under the surface of the water? Are you fascinated by the Flora and fauna in the sea as much as we do? Then the sports experience in our Diving school in Taganga perfect for you. You live in a cute village, right in the Diver's paradise. There is a beautiful national park in the immediate vicinity, which is perfect for your first diving excursions. In addition to working in the diving school, you will become a professional yourself and complete the first two levels of the Scuba diver training. At the weekend, for example, you can put your newly learned skills to the test and go diving with new friends or enjoy your time on the beautiful beaches in the area. Taganga is the perfect place for your Diving adventure and to simply switch off and relax. Set off on an adventure and immerse yourself in the completely different world of scuba diving! What are you waiting for?

Quick Facts

Type of program
Diving school
Program location
Taganga
, Colombia
Working hours
6 hours per day, 5 days per week, Sat and Sun free
Program start
Every 1st Saturday of the month
Minimum age
18 years
Language
No knowledge
Prerequisites
Diving fitness certificate from a doctor
Location
Village, Close to the beach
Accommodation
Multi-bed room
Catering
Not included
Support
German-speaking contact person via WhatsApp
Internet
Mobile Internet with SIM card from WanderWorld Travel
Price
Multi-bed room
Base price 1st program: 1020,00 €
Extension month: 460,00 €

Project description

The owner of our diving school settled in the small fishing village of Taganga a few years ago after emigrating from Austria. She fulfilled her dream on the Caribbean coast of Colombia and has since dedicated her life entirely to her greatest passion: diving. At the diving school, she offers a wide range of courses for certified divers with many years of experience, but above all for beginners who want to do their first dives with no experience at all. The Austrian has chosen Taganga as the perfect starting point, as the Tayrona National Park is located in the immediate vicinity and is ideal for daily diving excursions.

At the diving school, great importance is attached to ensuring that students are well looked after and feel comfortable and safe. For this reason, lessons are taught in small groups with a maximum of 4 people at a time in order to be able to respond individually to each diving student. As the owner comes from Austria, lessons can be given in Spanish and English as well as German. In contrast to many tourist-oriented diving schools, our diving school attaches great importance to the quality of the training. You will only receive your certificate when you have really earned it and have mastered all the basic skills of diving. This will help you a lot in the future, as you will feel confident in the water and in handling the equipment. After your project, you will be able to enjoy diving anywhere in the world.

During your time at the diving school, you will also have the opportunity to start your own diving training alongside your work. In the first month you will complete the PADI Open Water Diver. This course is the first step into a new world, that of recreational diving. At the beginning, you will learn the most important facts about diving equipment, its construction and general practice in theory lessons. To protect the environment, lessons are taught exclusively using digital teaching materials. Once you have established a basis, the practical part of the course begins and you will complete your first training dives, first in shallow water and later in open water. Once you have successfully completed the training, you can complete the course with a short theory test and are allowed to dive to a depth of 18 meters with your certificate.

In the second month, the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver training begins. After you've slowly got to grips with the exciting world of recreational diving and have successfully completed your first dives, you start the second level of training for recreational divers. The main aim of this course is to improve your confidence and skills as a diver. You will also be able to deepen and expand your theoretical knowledge. For your Advanced Open Water Diver you will also test yourself more intensively in certain areas. There are countless options to choose from, including deep diving and navigation, fish identification, night diving and drift diving, to name but a few. This course also concludes with a theory exam.

In addition to your diving training, you will work in the diving school and provide support in various areas. Depending on your knowledge and skills, you can get involved exactly where you can help best. You will always be surrounded by like-minded travelers and will quickly get to know new people. And best of all: the program price also includes one additional dive per week, which you can then do with your new friends.

Tasks

In the diving school you will PADI Open Water Diver and the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver complete.

You will work approx. 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. You will help out in various areas of the diving school. Especially in the Marketing and various Office work the diving school needs your support. For example, you will be involved in creating content for social media, updating notices, brochures and flyers, adding content to the website and, of course, taking on various tasks in the office, such as document management for accounting. You will also write responses in review portals, assist with the daily guest check-in and, if necessary, help with the maintenance and care of the diving equipment.

As you will be on site, you will also get to know life in the dive center and see all aspects of a dive center. You can help sell courses or dive trips, greet guests and help them fill out forms, then find them the right equipment and even assist in preparing the boat. All the while, you will be working alongside professionals and learning from the best. The perfect prerequisite for a successful apprenticeship.

Program location

Taganga

Taganga is a small fishing village on the beautiful Caribbean coast of Colombia, about 5 km north of Santa Marta. Here you will find a great beach and many hip restaurants, cafés and stores along the main street. Taganga has developed considerably in recent years and is now known as a paradise for relaxing and a fantastic place to learn to dive at a reasonable price. The village is located right next to one of Colombia's natural wonders and highlights - the Tayrona National Park. It is full of tropical forests and breathtaking beaches. The journey there takes just a few minutes by boat. And best of all, the national park not only offers breathtaking nature, but also some of the most unique diving spots in the world.

Prerequisites

For your sports experience program in Colombia, you will need a diving fitness certificate, which can be issued by your family doctor in Germany. This should be no more than 12 months old. It is also important that you feel comfortable in open water, enjoy swimming and are not afraid or panicky in the sea. You will learn everything else on site and as long as you bring a large portion of motivation with you, you will have a great time and learn everything important in a short time.

Language

The national language in Colombia is Spanish. A basic knowledge of Spanish is required for the project. As the owner of the diving school is from Austria, you can even speak German with her. However, to really get to know the country and the people, we recommend that you take a Spanish course. We will be happy to organize this for you.

Accommodation and meals

You will stay in a shared room at the diving school in Taganga. The diving school's accommodation is located right next to the school and just 20 meters from the beach, in a quiet area that is centrally located in the village. From there, shopping facilities, restaurants and cafés are within walking distance. The accommodation is equipped with cozy communal areas, such as an inner courtyard and a roof terrace. 

There you will live in a 6-bed room together with other volunteers and guests. The rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, lockers and a shared bathroom. You also have access to a shared kitchen.

Contact person

Jan is German and has been living in Colombia for six years now. After a long journey through Latin America, he stayed in Cartagena. He has traveled all over the country, but Cartagena and the entire Caribbean coast are his jewel. He can't wait to welcome you there and show you the Colombian culture. His girlfriend is Colombian and originally from Bogotá. Jan has German roots, so he understands both cultures very well and speaks both languages fluently. Jan has been running the Café de la Mañana in Cartagena's old town for 2 years. Take a look, it's worth it! Jan also works in tourism and is therefore our local expert to show you the city, its history and all the highlights. He will be happy to answer your questions about the country and traveling in Colombia.
Jan will look after you during the introductory event in Cartagena. If you have any questions during your stay in Latin America, a German-speaking contact person will be available to you via WhatsApp in the same time zone.

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Services and prices

Multi-bed room
Base price 1st program: 1020,00 €
Extension month: 460,00 €

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