GORGONA ISLAND NATIONAL PARK – THE EDEN OF DIVERSITY IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN
In spite of its size , Gorgona has a great richness in fauna. It´s an excellent place for Scuba diving and likewise a privileged location for Humpback whale watching between the months of July and October. Its sea is frequently visited by dolphins, porpoises, cachalots, Humpback whales, seawolves, a dozen shark species and hammerhead sharks from time to time.
LOCATION: In the Pacific Ocean , 56 km , 1 hour and a half by ship from Guapi, Cauca State, max. height 330 m at Cerro de la Trinidad.
CLIMATE: warm humid , 27 ° C approximately.
ECOSYSTEM: Coral reefs and tropical rain forest.
EXTENSION: 61, 687 hectares , including the surrounding marine area.
Best season for Scuba diving: End of March-October Water temperature: 20-28° C depending on the season. Dive Spots: 8 Distance: 10 to 20 minutes by boat. Depths: Between 12 to 33 meters / 36 to 108 ft. Tanks: Aluminium 80 ft3, 11.3 Liter, 200 Bar/3000 PSI, INT, bring your DIN Adapter Nearest Hiperbaric Chamber: Navy Hospital at Bahía Malaga Navy Base.
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DIVE BOAT : MN M- ANDREA
25 ft. Ship
15 people capacity
2 outboard motors.
Satellite Navigator- Echo sounder
Oxigen unit and tank carrier
Vests in excellent state.
Tent and accommodation in plastic chairs.
Boat access ladder
Six available houses for lodging of passengers in double rooms or Suites.
One available house for a maximum of four passengers.
Umantatay A and Umantatay B with a total of 18 rooms with double beds and private bathrooms
Appropriate clothes for hot weather .
Medium-size backpack or bag
Boots and sandals
Swimsuit and towel
Flashlight and batteries . Small first aid kit , repelent and sunscreen.
Big plastic bags
Raincoat or waterproof jacket.
Yellow Fever vaccine.
Sports & nature
Hiking and snorkeling on the beach, Scuba Diving, Whale watching