(Description below provided by the Panama Divemaster)
Dive the beautiful waters of Panama’s Caribbean coast. We are offering a 2-dive boat trip leaving from historic Portobelo, once the host to Spanish treasure ships and marauding pirates. Your trip begins around 7:30 am with a scenic ride across the isthmus to the Panama Dive Center. There you will board one of our custom dive boats and speed off to your first dive. Our dive boats are foam-filled for buoyancy, equipped with all the proper safety equipment (oxygen, first-aid, radio, etc.), and set up to maximize comfort and efficiency.
Led by experienced dive professionals, you will drop onto vibrant reefs with an astounding array of hard and soft coral punctuated by massive barrel sponges and lacy sea fans. The waters are filled with tropical favorites including many varieties of Angels, Butterflies, Damsels, Wrasses, Gobies, Hawkfish, and Trumpetfish. Larger fish include Tarpon, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Jacks, Sharks, and Green Moray Eels. With care, you can also find wonderful micro subjects such as Banded Coral Shrimp, Arrow Crabs, and Seahorses. The water is typically in the mid-80sF and we select sites based on best conditions for the skill level and interest of our customers.
During the surface interval, we have our choice of pretty beaches or historical sites for some refreshment before heading back to the second dive site. After an action-packed second dive, we head back to the Dive Center to rinse off and sign logbooks before the relaxing ride back to Panama, where you will arrive in time for dinner.
$125 / person
Air-conditioned land transportation, boat transportation, dive equipment (as needed and subject to availability), snacks and beverages, professional dive guide and boat captain.
What to bring:
Bathing suit, towel, hat, sun block, dive/snorkel equipment.
Approximately 7-8 hours total from Panama City.
(Pickup 7am & Drop-off 5pm, from lobby of The Executive Hotel. )
Min / Max: Min of / Max of 12 persons per trip. Note... if less than 4, even just 1 person , LET US KNOW YOUR PREFERRED DIVING DATES... We run trips almost daily and can most likely accommodate you.
Note: Diving is always contingent upon weather and sea conditions. Strong winds during the summer months can make the boat rides bumpy and can lower visibility underwater especially later in the day during that season, we try to leave a little earlier to finish our dives before it gets too windy.
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