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It was obvious when I awoke my first morning in Taganga, a small fishing village on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, that the beach would not be joining the illustrious list of other tropical paradises I’ve been lucky enough to visit.

The heat and humidity had me sweating from the moment I stepped off the plane, and that was after the sun had already gone down. I’d spent the first night in a 6-person hostel dorm room, and by the following morning, was ready to find myself a private room within reach of a sea breeze.

I sat down in one of the few restaurants that was open for breakfast, and took a look around.  A couple of travelers were hanging out by the beach, drinking fresh tropical fruit juices. I guessed they were up early to go diving.

There were lots of dive shops, as Taganga has a well-deserved reputation for being an inexpensive place to get your PADI certification. My friend Marcello got his certification there a month or so earlier. The cost for open water certification is about $250 – $300.

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Written by  David Lee.

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