Scuba diving on the Pacific coast

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The Pacific coast for scuba diving in Colombia isn’t the first spot that travelers think of.

More often than not, Santa Marta or Cartagena come to mind, and yet..

If there’s one place in Colombia where you’ll have the experience of a lifetime, it’s on the Pacific coast!

It’s one of the places on the planet with the greatest marine biodiversity, and the passageway for numerous migrations of marine fauna such as humpback whales, sardines, turtles or whale sharks… nothing less!

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Travel Poster “Pacifico”

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Disclaimer: we apologize in advance for any grammatical or syntactic errors, as our native language is not English (we're a Colombian-French couple), so we hope you'll forgive us and still enjoy the information we share with you! Please note that all the information on our blog is based on our own experience, and is checked and updated regularly.

Why dive on Colombia’s Pacific coast?

The magic of the Pacific Coast seabed

Scuba diving on the Pacific coast

It’s simple: because it’s one of the most incredible places on the planet for scuba diving, plain and simple! Colombia’s Pacific waters are one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, exceptionally rich in marine flora and fauna.

The Pacific coast of Choco, apart from the beauty of its landscapes, its culture and its wild, unspoilt environment, is a unique place for scuba diving. Depending on the season, you can admire some of the most incredible sights nature has to offer. The Pacific coast is the migration route for many species of marine life, and every year offers some exceptional events:

  • Whale Shark Season
  • Humpback Whale Season
  • Huge shoals of Sardines season

It’s possible to dive almost all year round on the Pacific coast and enjoy the experience of a lifetime, whatever the season.

Seasons on the Pacific coast

diving on Colombia’s Pacific coast

Best visibility

Whale shark season

Sardine season

Humpback whale season













The Pacific coast of Choco was our favorite destination of our 2018 trip… the region between Nuqui and Bahia Solano is incredible, wild, sublime and the nature of a nameless exuberance. We were there during whale season, and it was a sight to behold!

In February 2020, we repeated the experience in the Pacific, but this time for diving. Whale shark season was about to start, but unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to see them. That said, the experience was unforgettable!

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We are Angélica and Samuel, a French-Colombian couple, professional photographers and web editors specializing in travel to Colombia. We created this blog to change the image of the country, help you prepare your trip and inspire you to discover Colombia in a different way!

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