Want to learn to scuba dive? Taganga, a tiny fishing village on the north coast of Colombia, is home to some of the cheapest dive schools in South America and travellers flock here in their droves.

It costs from just 580,000 cops (£198) to do your PADI and if you’ve already got your certificate you can enjoy fun dives from as little as 120,000 cops (£40). This includes equipment, guides, transportation and snacks on the boat.

Aquantis Dive School in Taganga - Scuba diving in Colombia - Fabulous Travel Guide

Aquantis Dive School in Taganga – Scuba diving in Colombia – Fabulous Travel Guide

We loved Aquantis Dive School (pictured above) for its friendly staff and professional attitude. It may cost a little more than other companies in Taganga but it prides itself on small groups and good instructors.

TOP TIP If you haven’t dived in a while you’ll need to take a refresher course. This usually involves watching a video, reading up on relevant material and having an instructor present when you dive.

Looking for more things to do in Colombia? Sleep in hammocks at Tayrona National Park or go snorkelling in Playa Blanca.