Paraiso Dive & Covid-19... Finally some good news!

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Online theory included for our PADI courses

You can complete all theory for PADI certification courses online from home. Now our courses include an e-learning lite virtual option to study from home, and  you will then have a full calendar year to come visit cartagena, and finish your practice and water portion with us!
 

Our new SINERGIA house! 

Presenting our new project Sinergia ("Synergy" in English), focused on "Diving with Purpose" which brings conservation and educational projects to our reef and community. We are building the house directly in front of the famous Varadero reef and in the town of Bocachica. Sinergia is a hub that provides infrastructure and logistics (such as accommodation, diving operation, office space, lab materials, etc) for scientists, universities, artists, monitoring and data collectors, and NGOs to carry out their marine projects on-site. We believe that this will increase conservation of Varadero reef and furthermore bring opportunities for education and jobs to Bocachica town. If you know of marine conservation or education projects that would be interested in connecting with Sinergia, please put us in contact!

Help Finish Sinergia for Conservation & Social Inclusion! 

Sinergia is already a reality and we have funds to build the house and its infrastructure. We also have formed alliances with 20+ organizations, both in and outside of Colombia, interested in working with or bringing their own research and projects to Sinergia. 

 

However, since Covid-19 arrived to Colombia in March, all of Paraiso Dive's business has been canceled and we are expecting no income from tourism for the next several months. So far everything for Paraiso Dive and Sinergia has been completely funded by ourselves, little by little as we have grown. For our first time ever we are asking for your help to finish Sinergia, specifically we are raising an additional $10,000US to help purchase final lab materials, running seawater tables for research, freezers for samples, office equipment, and reliable electricity and hydraulic systems. 

Our Youth Training Program Goes Global!

For the past year we worked with RedBull Media and Right to Roam Films to choose two girls from our program for their newest short film, which was released on May 12th. Yassandra and Laura, the main characters, have done all of their diving through Paraiso Dive and are two of many youth who we have trained.  

 

Over the past 3 years, Paraiso Dive has taken 60 youth from Bocachica and surrounding island towns to see and learn about a coral reef for their first time, including several who have completed PADI certification course and are on their way to become professional divers. We believe that you do not fully value something until you see it, and one of the best ways to protect the reef is by educating the local community about its value while also giving them a means to earn an income by protecting it.

Welcome to

Paradise!

A thriving, diverse reef and Coral National Park with a variety of sites for scuba diving and snorkeling for all levels including shallow reefs, deep coral walls, underwater art museum, and shipwrecks, all surrounded by diverse marine species, picturesque islands and warm Caribbean waters. This is our passion, our home and our paraiso. It is our pleasure to show others its beauty and importance!

When it comes to snorkeling and scuba diving in Cartagena Colombia, whether for your first or hundredth time, our PADI Dive Resort and team will provide you with the most personalized, professional, safe, and enjoyable experience.

We are a fully equipped and registered PADI Dive Resort offering everything you need for a once in a lifetime scuba dive and snorkel experience.

Certified PADI Dive Resort

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Cartagena, Colombia

Email: paraisodivecartagena@gmail.com

Phone/WhatsApp: +57 315 718 9483

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