Bahia Solano

Located on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, Bahía Solano is known for its scenic and tranquil underwater landscape, making your scuba diving experience magical and unique. Characterized by its beautiful diversity of underwater life, like stunning coral patches, mainly dominated by Cauliflower hard corals and major gorgonian sea fans, it is common to encounter schools of Butterflyfish and curious wrasses from diverse colors and sizes. From time to time we encounter species that are unique (endemic) to the Eastern Tropical Pacific, including the Gorgona guitarfish or the Panamic cushion star, also known as the Cortez starfish. Keep an eye on what’s hiding close to the rocks: you may spot a couple of resident moray eels, nudibranchs, and gobies. But don’t forget to look up: you don’t want to miss the barracudas passing by and the occasional sea turtles and rays that join the dive. 

Bahia Solano | Ankla Azul

Mutis

Bahia Solano | Ankla Azul

We provide unique experiences like a visit to the legendary shipwreck Sebastián de Belalcázar, or a visit to our recently established coral nursery where you will have the opportunity to experience coral restoration and learn more about the beauty and magnificence of corals: home of almost 25% of marine life, including juvenile fish, small damselfish. So next time you spot a coral don’t forget to look for the small marine life hiding inside the reef, you could find small crabs and shrimps as well. From March to May, the gentle giant of the oceans, the whale shark visits the waters of Bahía Solano, allowing you to swim, side by side, with this majestic and noble creature. But these are not the only giants visiting us: starting in July and until mid-October every year the South Pacific population of humpback whales visits our tropical waters during their reproductive season. It’s the perfect time to enjoy a unique show above the surface and beautiful concerts during your fun dive. For the lack of better words: come and join us and enjoy all the beautiful experiences the Pacific Ocean has to offer, and join a team of passionate professionals.

Fun Dive

For our fun dives in Bahía Solano (Mutis), we meet at the dive center at 8 am to prepare the diving gear and extra equipment and also fill up the required paperwork. We select the diving spots based on weather conditions and the diver’s experience and divers certification level, before making a move to our boat. During our boat ride, which can take between 45 mins to 1 hour, we do our diving and safety briefing. Each diver is responsible for assembling and inspecting their diving gear and conducting a buddy check-up. The length of each dive depends on air consumption and is also dictated by no decompression limits (NDL). In between dives, we do a surface interval of about 1 hour, a time during which we will enjoy some snacks, hot coffee, and other drinks while cruising to our next diving spot. During whale shark season we use this time to find these marine giants. We offer packages of two or three fun dives per day, and our estimated return time to Bahía is around 3 pm. 

Green See Turtle | Ankla Azul

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Green Sea Turtle | Ankla Azul
Green See Turtle | Ankla Azul

Diving Season’s ↓

 

Guitar and Ray's

 

 

Whale Shark

March To May
Water Temperature: 19ºC to 25ºC
Water Visibility: Mostly Poor

 

 

Humpback Whale

July  To October
Water Temperature: 28ºC
Water Visibility: Mostly Good

Dive Price↓

 

2 Dive

420.000 COP

3 Dive

600.000 COP

Important Information

  • Must be at least 12 years old.
  • Certification diver card or diver number.
  • Less than one year of the last dive.
  • After this diving activity, you need 18 hours before flying or going to high altitude
  • In case of any medical condition, physician approval is required.
  • No Refund: reservation of 30% of the total payment.

Price Include

  • Boat Trip
  • 2 or 3-morning dives
  • Full scuba cylinders
  • Snacks & drink
  • Professional guide
  • Dive profile
  • Diving insurance
  • Rental diving equipment
    Mask, Snorkel, Regulator,
    BCD, Surface Marker, Wetsuit,
    Fins, Weights

Why Ankla Azul

Our Dive Center’s Diving Instructors, have several years of experience with thousands of logged dives and can teach both PADI and SSI Diving Courses. Diver Safety is our number 1 standard and we appreciate every minute we spend underwater. Therefore we give it our best while instructing Dive Courses, and guiding certified divers on Fun Dives. We have also established our own coral nursery, where we teach fish and coral identification courses, with Fish ID and Coral ID Charts, native to our location here in Bahia Solano, this helps implement our scuba divers, to become conscious of the ecosystem while diving.

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Where we dive

El Bajo

9 Meter to 18 Meter

Juan Tejada

5 Meter to 18 Meter

Piedra del Medio

9 Meter to 28 Meter

Piedra del Norte

12 Meter to 30 Meter

El Faro Norte

12 Meter to 32 Meter

Ankla Azul

12 Meter to 40+ Meter

Nazarito

10 meter to 26 meter 

Piedra del Flaco

12 meter to 40+ meter

Ankla Azul Diving Center

Sebastián de Belalcazar Ship Wreck

23 meter to 40 meter

La Mina del Diablo

9 meter to 70+ meter

Renacer del Pacífico Ship Wreck

16 meter to 24 meter

Cotudo hundido

5 meter to 18 meter

Piedra del Sur

5 Meters to 20 Meters

Puzzle

18 Meters to 45 Meters