PANAMA DIVESITES



La Bruja

Little rock above the surface sitting on a plateau with 30 meters (100 feet) of water over it with various boulders and ridges. Eagle Rays, Marble Rays, Batfish, White Tip Reef Sharks are common. We had various Whaleshark encounters here. Depth range is from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 100 feet).

 


North of Isla Contreras

Pinnacle was at least 17 meters (56 feet) of water over it, located on 35 meters (115 feet) of sandy bottom. Schools of Big Eye Jacks, Mullet Snappers and Pacific Dog Snappers are frequent. Diamond Rays are also common. Depth range is from 12 to 30 meters (40 to 100 feet).

 


South of Islas Ladrones

A reef covered with many types of soft coral and 17 meters (56 feet) of water over it. Since 2007 encounters with schools of Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks occur often. Beside that many Big Eye Jacks and White Tip Reef Sharks. A magic spot. Often the last dive and highlight of our journeys.  Depth range is from 10 to 30 meters (33 to 100 feet).

 


Hannibal Bank

Famous site with 2 little rocks in 45 meters (150 feet) of water in the open sea. Above the rocks we often encounter big schools of Mullet Snappers, Big Eye Jacks and Bonitos what often encircle the divers ! Mantas and Mobulas are also common. Sometime big individual Hammerheads. In the surrounding open water often Wahoo and sometimes Sailfish or Dolphin are encountered. With little current present, Big Eye Jacks often follow the divers into shallow waters. Depth range is from 10 to 45 meters (33 to 150 feet).


Punta Hermosa

Rock just beneath the surface on the Western Tip of Coiba Island sitting on 33 meters (110 feet) sandy bottom. Because of swell and currents often a demanding dive. Often various White Tip Reef Sharks in underwater canyons. Many Blue Fin Mackerels. Depth range is from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 100 feet).

 


Isla Muerta

Little island in the Secas archipelago. Check- or nightdive. Beautiful and intact coral reef with Poritis, Agroporas and Milleporas being the predominant species. Gentle slope to 18 meters (60 feet)of sandy bottom. Plenty of little Reeffish, concentrating in shallow waters. Often the first dive on our journeys. Depth range is from 5 to 18 meters (16 to 60 feet).

 


West of Isla Montuosa

Plateau at 24 meters (80 feet), with various ridges and needles, rising up to 18 meters (60 feet). Resident school of Barracudas, White Tip Reef Sharks, Frogfish. Covered with Soft Coral.    Depth range is from 10 to 30 meters (33 to 100 feet).

 

 


Jicarita East

Narural cay descending from 0 – 30 meters (0 to 100 feet) near a very beautiful anchor bay with beaches and waterfalls. Often many White Tip Reef Sharks and Amberjacks. Depth range is from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 100 feet).

 

 


East of Jicaron

Interesting underwater landscape with several ridges and needles raising near to the surface. Schooling Barracudas, White Tip Reef sharks and Eagle rays often get encountered. Depth range is from 10 to 30 meters (33 to 100 feet).

 

 


Mali Malis

Beautiful Coral Reef from 0 to 21 meters (0 to 70 feet). White Tip Reef Sharks, Turtles, Big Eye Jacks and many other species can get encountered here.

 

 


La Viuda

Shoal with at least 9 meters (30 feet) of water over it, sitting on a 30 meters (100 feet plateau). Often many White Tip Reef Sharks, up to 20 at a time. Eagle Rays. Depending of the tides, sometimes strong currents. Depth range is from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 100 feet).

 


Bajo 30

30 meters (100 feet) plateau with a step down to 42 meters (140 feet). Often Amberjacks, Mullet Snappers and Big Eye Jacks. Frequently a short but intensive dive. Depth range is from 20 to 40 meters (66 to 133 feet).

 

 


Punta Cirilo

Nice spot with a 20 meter (66 feet) sandy plateau and coral heads with 8 meters (26 feet) of water over them.  Many White Tips and Big Eye Jacks. Depth range is from 5 to 20 meters (16 to 66 feet).