Diving in Panama



Dive Guide for Panama

Scuba diving in Panama offers a range of underwater experiences, from exploring vibrant coral reefs to encountering unique marine life and underwater formations. The country's location between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea provides the rare opportunity to dive in two different oceans in the same day and explore different marine ecosystems. This makes Panama an attractive destination for divers of various skill levels.

The Coiba National Park and its surrounding islands offer some of the best diving in Panama. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its abundant marine life including various species of sharks, rays, and large schools of fish.

Panama Dive Sites

Types of dives in Panama

Boat Salt water Current Deep (80ft/24.5m) Drift Snorkel site Wall Cavern Swim through Surge

Water Temperature

When to dive in Panama

The diving conditions in Panama can vary between the Caribbean and Pacific coasts. Both coasts generally offer warm water temperatures, ranging from around 77°F (25°C) to 84°F (29°C). Visibility can vary but is often good and provides divers with clear views of the underwater world.

Essential Gear


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High visibility design

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