Whale Sharks are primarily pelagic animals, spending the most of their life in the open ocean. Coiba National Park and also other islands and sea mounts in the Gulf of Chiriqui are visited in seasonal feeding aggregations, where these migratory biggest fish of the world can be spotted frequently and sometimes in numbers. The reason is, that they are feeding close to, or even on the surface, when their favorite food is around. Beside plankton they feed on schools of […]
Still few open spaces on our 3 day / 2 night trip to Coiba 22nd to 24th of December. Please note that these are the last open spaces for 2012, the Multi Day Trips 27th to 31st of January are fully booked already. Special LAST MINUTE PRICES per person for 3 days / 2 nights Coiba / 9 dives / full board and beverages $ 390.00!
Whale Sharks started to come in mid of November and has been seen frequently around their favorite feeding grounds. We expect the hot whale shark season starting around December New Moon / 13th of Dec. Multiple whale shark sightings are possible this time of the year till end of January and longer.
There are still open spaces for ourTwo Day Dive Trip from 11th to 12th of December with one night at Coiba Ranger Station. Last Minute Prices available for bookings.
New Multi Day Trip has been published for Mon, 4th to Wed, 6th of November 2012. Contact us for detaila and prices at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel (507) 6980-7122
Dive Operators Scuba Coiba from Santa Catalina and Dive Base Coiba from Pixvae organized the removal and disposal of big fishing nets and long lines covering parts of several dive sites of Coiba National Park. The project was funded by Rancho Estero cabins in Santa Catalina, voluntary work was given by the professional divers Ben Harris, Christophe Mangano, Kevan Mantell and Herbie Sunk. The official authority for the National Park ANAM was so genorous to exonorate us from paying park […]
Tags: illegal fishing, removal of illegal fishing gear, suistainable use of dive sites
Unfortunately the gaoline prices are on the rise again. As gasoline is our main cost factor (Coiba is around 50 km one way from Sta. Catalina) we will raise our prices very slightly this weekend. Until Friday, the 7th of September you still can book our multi-day trips and day trips to Coiba National Park to the presently published prices. For confirmed dates of multi day trips please visit http://scubacoiba.com/index.php/multi-day-trips/
Tags: multi day trips
Since MarViva stopped patrolling the Coiba National Park, illegal fishing (sport- and commercial fishing) inside the park sadly is getting to a serious problem again. Recently we discovered a big fishing net covering a major part of a dive site called “Bajo 20”. After reporting this to ANAM (the Panamanian Environmental Agency), who is in charge to manage, maintain and protect this UNESCO World Heritage Site, nothing has to be done to remove the net and minimize the damage. With support […]
Tags: diving saftey, mooring systems, suistainable use of dive sites
Thanks to the Sol y Mar Cabañas, Sta. Catalina offers now a brand new swimming pool, what not only offers a spectacular ocean view and has an on-site restaurant, but is a real attraction for non-diving family members to spend a lazy day. For divers, or who wants to become a PADI Open Water Diver, doing a trial session, starting a PADI Discover Scuba Class or doing a Refresher before going on one of our Coiba Dive trips, this pool is […]
Tags: PADI courses, pool sessions
Scuba Coiba is running a multi day trips every week in September: 5th – 7th of Sep (3 days) 10th-14th (5 days) 17th-19th (3 days) 27th-29th (3 days) visit: http://scubacoiba.com/index.php/multi-day-trips/