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Diving in Bocas del Toro
When to go to Bocas del Toro
Bocas Del Toro has a tropical rainforest climate, and divers can visit year-round. The seasons are not clearly distinct, and the average temperature varies between 27-29C/80-84F. The water temperature is about the same in all seasons, around 26-28C/78-82F. The visibility is 15-30m/49-98ft. This area gets a lot of rain, but the driest months are September, October, February, and March. The wettest months are July, November, and December. What to see There is a huge range of marine species inhabiting the area. Divers can spot southern rays, hermit crabs, turtles, blue tangs, angelfish, batfish, sergeant majors, snapper, grouper, and large nurse sharks while scuba diving here. The site is home to hundreds of different types of corals, sponges, and sea fans, which create a real palette of colors.
Scuba diving in Bocas del Toro
Bocas del Toro is a province located on the northern Caribbean coast of Panama. Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport is located there. Islands, cays, and numerous islets form a unique archipelago, which is considered to be a top-tourist destination in Panama. This colorful area has a mixture of cultures, which creates a hospitable place with a friendly atmosphere that attracts travelers to come back again and again. There are beaches lined with palms, azure-blue harbors, and beautiful forests. Bocas del Toro has a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Panama’s first National Marine Park, which makes it a significant landmark. Travelers have plenty of choices how to spend their vacation in Bocas del Toro, but one of the most popular activities is diving. The destination has wonderful dive sites to explore. When diving here, divers can admire picturesque coral reefs and rock formations and explore sunken wrecks sheltering thousands of marine creatures. Currents tend to be mostly mild (1-2 knots), and the average depth is 25m/82ft. Most of the dive sites are accessible by boat and are suitable for divers of all levels. Most popular dive sites Bocas del Toro is a diving-oriented destination and there are many dive spots. The most interesting dive sites are Coral Garden (housing numerous corals and underwater flowers), Hospital Point (different clefts, outcroppings, and ledges to explore), Tiger Rock, the Wreck, Green Parrot, White House, Playground, and Pandora.