Panama Dive Sites
The Gulf’s thousands of islands is home to some of the oldest coral reefs in Panama. Recent core drilling revealed reefs of more than 5,600 years old. Therefore providing habitat and shelter for a diverse range of marine life. Our Dive Lodge is relatively close to many spectacular diving sites, 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 Panama. The island’s diverse wildlife include; dolphins, humpack whales, mantarays, 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 Ladrone has a concentration of fish life that is stunning and diverse and 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. Finally as for shark, white-tip, black-tip and nurse are frequently seen throughout the year. Most noteworthy at certain times of year, humpback whales swim through the area, frequently with their calves.