Explore the Best Panama Dive Sites
The Gulf’s thousands of islands are home to some of the oldest coral reefs in Panama, where recent core drilling revealed reefs of more than 5,600 years old. This reef provides habitat and shelter for a diverse range of marine life. Our Dive Resort on the Pacific Coast is relatively close to locations with some of the best diving in Central America such as the Coiba Island, Isla Secas, and Isla Ladrones.
The Isla Secas is located on a chain of sixteen volcanic islands 18 miles from the Lodge and features excellent diving with clear waters and a variety of marine life.
The Coiba Island is described as the “New Galapagos” and offers some of the best diving in Central America. The island’s diverse wildlife includes dolphins, humpback whales, manta rays, barracudas, whale sharks and tiger sharks. At Coiba Island you will never know what to expect because almost anything can appear out of the blue.
Isla Ladrones has a concentration of fish life that is stunning and diverse. As a result, divers will see schools of jack, barracuda, and snapper regularly.
From May to November, giant manta rays make an appearance. Other species, including eagle, mobula, and devil, are seen year round. As for sharks, white-tip, black-tip and nurse are frequently seen throughout the year. Most noteworthy at certain times of year, humpback whales swim through Panama dive sites in the area, frequently with their calves.