4 to 5 hours
Reserve Your Trip Today! Located in the Gulf of Chiriqui on Panama’s Pacific coast, Scuba Coiba provides easy and fast access to the world-class dive sites of Coiba National Park. Diving in Coiba and other local sites is best characterized as diving in pristine, almost unexplored waters, teeming with fish.
Consider giving a few of our local Santa Catalina dive sites a try. A day of “local diving” would include two dives at two different sites with a break in between at a secluded, sandy beach for lunch. This option is very popular for groups with non-diving guests, allowing exploration of deserted islands and opportunities for great snorkeling, too!
These local dive sites are outside of Coiba National Park (which means no park fees!) and closer to Santa Catalina; some of the spots can be reached in as little as 15 minutes.
At these dive sites, you’re practically guaranteed to not see other divers in the water. Also, locally we are still continuing to discover new dive sites on a regular basis, so you might even have the chance to be the first human diving at a particular local dive site.
Many of our local dive spots can even be compared to sites within Coiba National Park, offering an incredible array of underwater wildlife sightings. Snappers, jacks, tuna, butterflyfish, angelfish, pufferfish and free swimming moray eels are present on almost every dive. We even at times sea turtles, whale sharks, whitetip reef sharks, bull sharks, manta and eagle rays, dolphins, humpback and pilot whales. We are discovering more and more spots with regular sightings of bull sharks and hammerheads.