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Coiba opens again – Panama’s sharky destination – let’s talk about diving with sharks


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SHARK DIVING 1×1 – A BEGINNER GUIDE   For many people, sharks are scary monsters and jumping into the water, known for shark sightings, might sound like a crazy thing to do. Not so for scuba divers. To see a shark is the highlight on every dive. Many divers are becoming addicted to swimming with these perfectly adapted and gracious animals, patrolling our oceans for 420 million years. Unfortunately, less and less, as humans are killing them in the Hundreds […]

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Let’s start diving Coiba again – and help us to continue to provide first class diving to you


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12th of March 2020 – in full high season for Panama’s tourism industry – everything was turned upside down. Coiba National Park followed the example of schools and closed. A day later, boat travel was forbidden and diving has been stopped completely for the whole country. 7 months later on the 12th of October, the international airport and the hotel sector re-opened, but access to beaches stayed prohibited. Access to beaches and diving was allowed again on the 31st of […]

Dive- & Hotel Deals from $155 for 2 nights and b/f + 1 day diving Coiba


Hotel Cocobolo (Option with central location, all in walking distance)   The hotel opened during the summer of 2010. It is located only steps from the center of Santa Catalina on a quiet side road, within a short walk from beaches, restaurants, the surf break and dive shops. The hotel offers five air-conditioned, spacious and well-decorated rooms each with a ceiling fan, hot water and private balconies or patios where guests can relax and watch the sunset.Hotel Cocobolo  also has an […]

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New accommodation for Coiba Multi-Day trips offered for trips from November 2017 onwards


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 – Coiba Ranger Station has been closed by the government – but we found THE Alternative Location  After more than a year of workshops, consultations, meetings and working out new strategies to improve the accommodation situation of Coiba Ranger Station and promoting Coiba National Park as one of the future cornerstones to promote Sustainable Tourism in Panamá the Panamanian government decided end of October to close the Coiba Ranger Station and to cancel all existing and future reservations from 1st […]

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Coiba National Park`s Rich History and Beautiful Diving


Never heard of Coiba National Park? Well it is time to do so as you would miss out on some spectacular diving here. Funnily enough Coiba National Park and its special Zone of Marine Protection, is still not very well known among the diver community despite of its vast variety of marine flora and fauna. Thanks to its upstream water of the deep sea mixing with Pacific currents mesmerizing underwater sceneries are found in Coiba. Species as large as whale […]