Gorgona island diving packages
GORGONA ISLAND NATIONAL PARK – THE EDEN OF DIVERSITY IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN
The colombian national park Gorgona island is located in the Colombian Pacific ocean, located 28 km west from the colombian pacific coast and 1 hour and half speed boat ride from Guapi, Pacific coastal harbour town. Gorgona Island was a prison from 1960 to 1984, until President Belisario Betancur (1982-1986) closed it and the islands were declared a National Natural Park in 1983, mainly for scientific research. Gorgona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Gorgona is a destination for nature lovers and divers. Only surpassed by Malpelo island, Gorgona offers the best diving in the colombian pacific ocean. In spite of its size , the island 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. The best time for diving is from May to October. In addition to schools of fish such as Big eye jacks and barracudas, whale sharks, manta rays, whitetip reef sharks and large tropical groupers can be encountered. From mid December to April the water is colder and less big fish and schools can be found.
Best season for Scuba diving: May-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.
GORGONA ISLAND DIVING AND ACCOMODATION PACKAGES:
We offer diving and accomodation packages on Gorgona island, diving is offered by the PADI island diving center. There is no minimum number of dives required to participate in diving activites on Gorgona island, but please take in mind that you may encounter strong currents and you have to be able to manage it.
To get to Gorgona island you are required to take a flight from Cali to Guapi with Satena or Easy flight airlines. Satena allows 20 kg checked baggage and 5 kg carry on luggage, Easy fly allowance is 15 kg checked and 5 kg carry on luggage. (not included in the prices below) Once you arrive in Guapi a representant from Gorgona island will pick you up and assist you with the transfers with Tuk Tuk (mototaxi) to the harbour and the boat ride from Guapi harbour to Gorgona island. (1 hour and half boat ride each way). When leaving Gorgona island its the same procedure back. This transfers are included in the package price.
HIGH SEASON: December 16 to January 31, Eastern, June 15 to October 31 and long weekend holidays (Friday to Monday)
LOW SEASON: February 1 to June 14 (Except Eastern), October 31 to December 15 (Except long weekend Holidays)
- Rates are subject to change and availability and the moment of reservation
- All rates are in US Dollars per person (US Dollar rates may change depending on the currency exchange rate with the Colombian Pesos)
- All activities inside the national park area are subject to changes depending on the weather conditions.
DIVE PACKAGES WITH ACCOMODATION IN APPARTMENTS OR CABINS (RATES IN USD)
|Accomodations in appartments or cabins|
|Rate Single accomodation||Rate Double accomodation||Rate multiple accomodation|
|High season 2 nights
Low season 2 nights
|PER PERSON: Transfer Guapi Airport – Jetty- Guapi Airport, boat transfer Guapi-Gorgona-Guapi. 2 nights accomodation with 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners. Medical assistance card x 3 days, 4 dives (no night dive included), Tour of the former prison.|
|High season 3 nights
Low season 3 nights
|PER PERSON: Transfer Guapi Airport – Jetty- Guapi Airport, boat transfer Guapi-Gorgona-Guapi. 3 nights accomodation with 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners. Medical assistance card x 4 days, 6 dives (no night dive included), Tour of the former prison.|
|High season 4 nights
Low season 4 nights
|PER PERSON: Transfer Guapi Airport – Jetty- Guapi Airport, boat transfer Guapi-Gorgona-Guapi. 4 nights accomodation with 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners. Medical assistance card x 5 days, 8 dives (no night dive included), Tour of the former prison.|
|High Season additional night
Low season additional nights
|Rate per person including accomodation, full board and medical assistance|
National park fees (to pay on site):
Colombian adult and residents in Colombia older than 25 years: COP 23.500
Adult Foreigner: COP 57.500
Children from 5 years old adults up to 25 years old and students with ID card: COP 14.000
Children from 5 years old Adults up to 25 years old Foreigners and students with ID card: COP 14.000
Adults over 65 years of age and Children under 5 years of age: FREE ADMISION
- Expenses not specified in the plans and rates.
- Air tickets Cali - Guapi - Cali.
- Maritime transportation Buenaventura - Guapi - Buenaventura.
- Entrance tax to Gorgona Island PNN
Please note that the dates selected for entry and exit of the island must coincide with boat schedule, they are operating on Monday-Wednesday-Friday. Days of arrival or departure other than those scheduled will have an additional cost and will be handled as an express boat.
Arrival: Monday - Wednesday - Friday, boat Guapi - Gorgona 12:30 noon
Departure: Monday - Wednesday - Friday, boat Gorgona - Guapi 6:00 am.
- Rates subject to change and availability at the time of booking.
- Services not taken by the person within the island will not be exchanged or refunded.
- All prices are in USD and per person.
- Divers please bring your diver certification.
- The itinerary and programmed activities are subject to the weather conditions of the day.
Please ask for dive certification courses on Gorgona island.