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Address: Calle 27 1c - 74, Santa Marta 470004, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 314 2905930
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We are a group of enthusiastic marine biologists committed to Teach people...

We are a group of enthusiastic marine biologists committed to Teach people about dive and our natural resources through the alternative environmental education, available to Colombian and foreign population, to create sensitivity and increase knowledge, and create a change in the way people see the natural resources and how they interact with natural conservation. Creating environmentally responsible individuals.

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Amazing dive experience

I did two days of diving with Diego in December 2013, and I absolutely loved the experience. It's hard to find a dive center that offers such an individual and personalized... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 February 2014
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Salvador, BA
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Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

I did two days of diving with Diego in December 2013, and I absolutely loved the experience. It's hard to find a dive center that offers such an individual and personalized service as Quimera Divers. If you are looking for a unique and unforgettable time under water, don't look any further. Being a marine biologist, Diego has an incredibly vast... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

I highly recommend diving with Diego, from Quimera Divers. We enjoyed two days of six beautiful dives that were a short boat ride away from the Santa Marta Marina and a short walk from our hotel. Thanks to Diego's background in and passion for marine biology, we identified tons of fish and plants on the reef. His relaxed style and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

If you're looking for a professional dive operation in Santa Marta, stop looking any further. You've found it! Quimera Divers/Diego is all you need. As a divemaster myself, when i travel looking for a dive operation, I have a few criteria. Quimera Divers exceeded my expectations! The fact that Diego speaks great English, makes this dive business the only one... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

My 14 year old daughter and I had a fantastic experience at Quimera. Even if you are a total novice to diving, Diego and the rest of the divers will guide you through every step of the way. The coral reefs at Tayrona National Park are teeming with many species of coral, invertebrates, and so many fish, which, coupled with... More 

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OC California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

Initially when I arrived in Santa Marta, I thought I would have to schlep all the way to Taganga every day. Most of the other outfits are based there. But Tripadvisor came through and I learned that Diego runs his operation out of the Santa Marta Marina. I am certified (BSAC instructor) so I set up a couple of fun... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

Diving with Quimera was one of the best experiences of my life!!! It was my first time to dive so I was really nervous, but Diego was really patient and calm with me; explaining in detail what diving is all about. We left from the International Marina in Santa Marta and traveled about 25 minutes to an area called Granate,... More 

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Santa Marta, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

I had a spectacular time diving with Diego from Quimera and my friends! We saw lots of beautiful fish and coral. He is an experienced diver and showed us quite a bit about diving and took my friend for her first dive. After diving we went ashore to this cool place with hammoks, where we got snacks. The whole experience... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

Meeting Diego was possibly the best thing we could have done here in Santa Marta! Being fluent in both English and Spanish, he had no problem thoroughly explaining everything to us before the dive and making me feel completely comfortable (I was a first timer and was slightly on edge). His friendly and energetic attitude ensured that our experience was... More 

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Thank Ruth S
Santa Marta, null, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

I had heard so many thrilling diving experiences while staying in Santa Marta so, knowing Diego through a friend was very fortunate. I felt confident getting into the water after the instructor had taught me what do in case I had water in my goggle and how to communicate etc. My instructor guided me around the formations of coral, pointing... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

I'm a beginner diver and I absolutely enjoyed my day diving with Diego. It was very professional and informative with lots of info about the creatures we saw. Because the group was small we got a lot of individual attention. The equipment was great, and an awesome location, we also stopped for a snack onshore, chilling in the hammocks with... More 

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