DIVING AND LIVEABOARD
Capurganá, in the language of the Kuna Indians called ” tierra del ají “ - land of the pepper , is located in the gulf of Uraba. With a length of 70 km / 43 miles it is the largest bay in the Colombian Caribbean Coastline. The coral reefs and the variety of marine life forms make this place a marvelous diving, snorkeling and free diving area. A true paradise with a unique position on the borders of Panama, wich allows us to dive around the untouched San Blas islands: hundreds of small tropical islands with spectacular dive sites. In Capurgana we find abundant tropical forests and white sand beaches which invites us to extensive hiking tours, horse riding, Kayak and boat excursions. This dive trip is connected with a stay close to Medellin, in the beautiful "Oriente Antioqueño" – the east of Antioquia. You will be surprised about the beauty of this region and the warmth of his inhabitants.
Position: Northern degree of latitude: 38 degrees 30 minutes, western degree of longitude 77 degrees.
Climate: Humid tropical
Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
How to get there: By air regular flights from Medellin (1 ½ hours), with 2 airlines (ADA daily except Wednesday and Searca Monday and Friday) with capacity for 17 persons, 10 kg baggage and 5 kg hand baggage, for group charters the weight may be raised.
Diving: Because the diving places are usually difficult to access, we may still find numerous coral reefs in good shape and with a variety of life forms. Capurgana offers us the unique opportunity to dive in the nearby island paradise San Blas in Panama.
Se puede practicar el buceo a pulmón (Skin Diving) o con tanque (Scuba Diving).
Information for divers:S
Dive spots: 20 in Capurganá and 8 in San Blas / Panamá (1 hour 15 minutes of Capurganá).
Characteristics: 2 wall dives, wave-shaped coral reefs with different depth ranges
Depth: between 7-30 meters
Water temperature: 28°C / 82°F The best time for diving: May till mid Novembers
Mejor temporada: Mayo – medianos noviembre
Fauna: A variety of sealife can be observed: corals, molluscs, crawfish, crabs, eagle rays and sting rays, nurse sharks, sea turtles, groupers, doctor fish, parrot fish, trumpet fish, puffer fish and a lot more.
Dive boat: 8-meter length, capacity for 15 divers
Tanks: 200 bar/3000 PSI, 11.3 liters INT (DIN Regulators bring adapters please) T.
Dive schedule: flexible, normally double tank dive around 9:00am, diving in the afternoon and night diving depending on number of divers
Dive education system: PADI NAUI
Decompression chamber: Cartagena, hospital Naval.
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ACCOMMODATION AND DIVING IN CAPURGANA
TOUR A - ACCOMMODATION AND DIVING IN CAPURGANA