We know there are a lot of great dive centers in Taganga. If you choose to spend your diving trip with us, you will be joining a family of divers excited to share their passion for diving and love of the sea. Reef Shepherd has been a proud part of the Taganga community for over 10 years, and we have experienced dive professionals with intimate knowledge of the best dive sites nearby. All professionals are certified by international agencies.

Your safety is our first priority.

Our equipment is nearly new, well-maintained, and comprised of the most well respected brands in the industry. We follow strict adherence to the safety standards set by the certifying agencies, local regulations, and common sense. You can feel confident that we will take care of the details so you can relax and enjoy the wonders of our home under the sea. Sharing the Colombian Caribbean with divers from around the world is our goal. New and experienced divers are welcome to join our family to discover the wonders waiting for us just outside of Taganga Bay. Please stop by our shop, enjoy a coffee, bring your questions, and let us prove to you that you won’t regret sharing your dive experience with us.

Welcome to the Reef Shepherd family. Our shop is your Taganga home!

Diving in Santa Marta / Tayrona National Park

La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the Highest Formation of Mountainous Coastline in the world at 5,775 meters and with an area of 17,000 km² bordering the departments of La GuajiraCesar and Magdalena. In the latter department it enters the sea by extending their arms and giving a warm hug to the city of Santa Marta and it’s sea.

The sea surrounding the city of Santa Marta offers divers the chance to dive in several different places, such as ShipwrecksCaves and other beautiful Marine Ecosystems located in and out of the Tayrona National Park. This includes the Isla Aguja and El Morro de Santa Marta and Rodadero and other bays that make up this beautiful city.

There are 149 fish species associated with the Coral Reefs in Santa Marta. The climate is tropical with temperatures ranging between 25°C and 35°C, with an average annual rainfall of 500 mm. The water temperature varies between 21°C and 29°C, with the main stream being directed towards the southeast due to the trade winds from the northeast. These winds cause Upwelling to occur which decreases the water temperature to 21°C resulting in the salinity to increase.

Dare to explore with us these submerged arms and different Ecosystems in the Caribbean Sea and discover the wonderful marine life that inhabits them.

“For some reason, during diving. the stress stay on the surface”


“The best way to observe a fish is transforming in one”
Jacques Cousteau
Santiago Estrada

Santiago Estrada

Director de curso SDI TDI - instructor CMAS - DAN - BIS

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