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Diving in Bogota
When to go to Bogota
Bogotá has a subtropical highland climate, with the average annual temperature of 16C/60F. Along the coast the average year-round temperature varies from 23C/73F to 30C/86F. May to October is the best time to dive Gorgona Island, with water temperature staying around 28C/82F. Average visibility is around 25m/82ft, currents are generally mild. What to see Humpback whales visit these waters from July to October. Also divers can meet snappers, groupers, sea turtles, whitetip reef sharks, mantas, giant rays, tunas, large schools of black-tail mackerel and a beautiful gorgonia garden situated in the waters off Nuqui.
Scuba diving in Bogota
Bogota is the Capital of Colombia, located in the center of the country on a vast plain at 2,600m above sea level. El Dorado International Airportis located there. The nearest spots for diving are in Chocó province and include such sites as Bahía Solano, El Valle and Nuquí, which is good for diving, surfing and kayaking. Bahia Solano is a place with quiet, pristine beaches and beautiful marine wildlife populating local coral reefs. There are many good places for diving, but the best one nearby is Playa Huína - a ship which survived the attack of Pearl Harbor sank, creating an artificial reef. There is a wide variety of marine life, particularly large groupers, some reaching 2m long, and other large fish such as giant trevalley and even tuna. Nearby rocky reefs attract a lot of life including parrotfish, trumpetfish, lobsters. The Gorgona Island, also a great diving destination, is located a bit further off the coast. Gorgona Island, being a protected national park territory, offers great diving opportunities as well as whale watching. Its most popular sites include caves where divers can seek out dolphins. Best dive sites are Tiburonera, El Planchon and Montañitas 2.