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Discover the best dive centers in Panama

Diving in Panama - Boundless diving fun!

Panama, an indigenous word meaning ‘abundance of fish’, is a strategically located country at the southern end of Central America and embraced by both the Pacific and the Caribbean. Also, it's a slice of heaven packaged up into a dream diving destination! The list of things to do and places to dive are endless: a UNESCO World Heritage site, Marine Parks, pirate ships, sharks, humpback whales, and much more!

With a deserted archipelago of untouched beaches in the Caribbean north and the wild Pacific to the south, Panama offers one of the most complex marine ecosystems in the world. It leaves divers with the difficult choice as to where to dive... because there is so much on offer! Panama has year round diving, and although the water in the Pacific is cooler than in the Caribbean, the diving is just as impressive:

  • The Coiba National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site made up of 38 islands. This is where divers will find the BIG stuff: humpback whales, hammerhead sharks, whale-sharks and orcas as well as over 700 species of fish!

  • Las Perlas lies in the Gulf of Panama; Contadora Island offers divers the chance to find pearl oysters whilst enjoying the surrounding scenery of huge coral outcrops

  • Rumoured to be the best diving in all of the Caribbean, the Bocas Del Toro Archipelago is found close to Costa Rica. The Bastimentos Marine Park awaits with an abundance of soft and hard corals, so get ready for a huge variety of macro life. Still, keep an eye out for eagle rays, manta rays, nurse and reef sharks and large schools of jacks! This is the most popular region for diving in Panama! If you're looking to get trained or go pro (PADI IDC), Bocas is the place to be

  • The Portobelo National Park, on the eastern Caribbean shores, has a very diverse ecosystem of more than 50 coral species

  • Last but not least: in the Panama Canal, divers can visit Gatun Lake to make for a truly unique UW experience! Remains of a railroad and flooded villages can be found here as well as resident tarpons and snooks.

Diving in Panama will remind you why you became a diver: its beauty and diversity makes this destination an outstanding addition to any divers' bucket list!

Diving in Panama - Boundless diving fun!

Panama, an indigenous word meaning ‘abundance of fish’, is a strategically located country at the southern end of Central America and embraced by both the Pacific and the Caribbean. Also, it's a slice of heaven packaged up into a dream diving destination! The list of things to do and places to dive are endless: a UNESCO World Heritage site, Marine Parks, pirate ships, sharks, humpback whales, and much more!

With a deserted archipelago of untouched beaches in the Caribbean north and the wild Pacific to the south, Panama offers one of the most complex marine ecosystems in the world. It leaves divers with the difficult choice as to where to dive... because there is so much on offer! Panama has year round diving, and although the water in the Pacific is cooler than in the Caribbean, the diving is just as impressive:

  • The Coiba National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site made up of 38 islands. This is where divers will find the BIG stuff: humpback whales, hammerhead sharks, whale-sharks and orcas as well as over 700 species of fish!

  • Las Perlas lies in the Gulf of Panama; Contadora Island offers divers the chance to find pearl oysters whilst enjoying the surrounding scenery of huge coral outcrops

  • Rumoured to be the best diving in all of the Caribbean, the Bocas Del Toro Archipelago is found close to Costa Rica. The Bastimentos Marine Park awaits with an abundance of soft and hard corals, so get ready for a huge variety of macro life. Still, keep an eye out for eagle rays, manta rays, nurse and reef sharks and large schools of jacks! This is the most popular region for diving in Panama! If you're looking to get trained or go pro (PADI IDC), Bocas is the place to be

  • The Portobelo National Park, on the eastern Caribbean shores, has a very diverse ecosystem of more than 50 coral species

  • Last but not least: in the Panama Canal, divers can visit Gatun Lake to make for a truly unique UW experience! Remains of a railroad and flooded villages can be found here as well as resident tarpons and snooks.

Diving in Panama will remind you why you became a diver: its beauty and diversity makes this destination an outstanding addition to any divers' bucket list!

Diving in Panama - Boundless diving fun!

Panama, an indigenous word meaning ‘abundance of fish’, ...

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