The Central American state of Panama is located both on the North Pacific and on the Caribbean Sea.
In Panama, about 3.3 million inhabitants live on a total area of about 75,500 km2. An international airport is located near the capital Panama City. The official language is Spanish. Panama is located in the time zone UTC -5 hours.
DIVING AT DESTINATION
DIVING QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Through Panama's unique location between the North Pacific and the Caribbean Sea, you will find many different dive sites that invite you to diversified dives. The underwater worlds are characterized by almost untouched reefs and a variety of tropical fish. Among the sea inhabitants are humpback whales, whale sharks, black and white tip reef sharks and sea turtles.
The best diving conditions are in the months February to March, May and September to October.
Suitable for beginners and advanced.
POPULAR DIVE REGIONS
BOCAS DEL TORO
Bocas del Toro is located in the north-west of Panama, and encompasses several offshore islands surrounded by a maritime sea. In addition to colorful hard and soft corals, sharks, rays, sea turtles, rays, starfish, lobster, spotted eagle runners and mantaroches are found in the reefs of Bocas del Toro.
COIBA NATIONAL PARK
A larger part of the Pacific and 38 small islands form the Coiba National Park, which is about 50 km from Panama's coast. The national park is 2,701 km² in size and is considered the most unexplored reserve. In the underwater world, a large number of different sea-dwellers have settled here between the large colorful coral reef. Among them are more than 700 different types of fish, e.g. Snappers, barracudas, white tip reef sharks, rays, turtles, dolphins, tiger, hammer, bull and whale sharks have their habitat.
Panama is characterized by a tropical climate. The average temperature is 29 to 32 ° C.
BEST TRAVEL TIME
Panama can be visited all year round. The best travel time is from December to March.