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About Colon

Colón is a wonderful city in Panama. Many railroads pass through there, and it is also a hot spot for ferries or cruise ships to dock. The province is a sea port, trading center, commercial center, and of course a tourist destination. There are lots of places for sightseeing, such as Gatún Locks, which has a nice view of the Panama Canal and a souvenir shop nearby. The majestic atmosphere of Christ Church by the Sea and Columbus Cathedral charm all the visitors, and numerous monuments invariably attract the attention of passers-by. Nowadays Colón province is being developed, and new cafés, restaurants, and hotels are gradually becoming fuller with more and more tourists. Eco-travelers will find long stretches of pristine beaches with exotic bays and peaceful harbors. The warm, clear water has superb opportunities for diving. Colón has impressive underwater views that would be suitable for underwater photography. Huge reefs and hidden caves have lots of nooks to be explored, with schools of fish swimming around. Scuba diving around Colón is a real pleasure due to the absence of currents. The average depth is approximately 10-20m/32-65ft, but there is a dive site with a maximum depth of 30m/98ft. The dive sites can be reached by boat. Most popular dive sites Buenaventura, Isla Drake, Parchecito, Coral Reef Labyrinth, and Playa de la Punta are awesome dive sites that allow divers to examine coral reefs and view underwater species. Airplane Wreck is also a dive spot in the area with the remains of a crushed plane.

When to go to Colon

Colón has a tropical climate that is suitable for visitors year-round. The average air temperature varies between 26-30C/78-86F. The water temperatures stays about the same in all seasons, around 26-28C/78-82F. The visibility is about 15-30m/49-98ft. What to see Diving in Colón has a large range of marine creatures. The local underwater inhabitants are crabs, rays, turtles, blue tangs, batfish, damselfish, snapper, and occasional sharks. Various corals and sponges live on the reef walls.