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Diving in Corozal

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When to go to Corozal

Corozal has a tropical climate. The seasons are clearly distinct. The dry season is from the last half of December through the first half of March, and the wet season lasts from the last half of March through the first half of December. Temperatures remain the same steady during the whole year. The average air temperature is 27C/81F, and the average water temperature is 24-26C/75-78F. The visibility is up to 10m/32ft. What to see The marine life includes angelfish, batfish, lionfish, blue tangs, nudibranchs, crabs, and turtles. Large schools of fish can be also observed while diving along coral reefs with underwater flowers.

Scuba diving in Corozal

Corozal is in the Republic of Panama, located approximately 5-7km/7-10mi away from Panama City, the capital. Tocumen International Airport is located in 30 km from it. The destination used to be part of the United States, and there is an American national memorial located in Corozal, the Corozal American Cemetery and Memorial. Many travelers visit this area to pay tribute to those who served overseas since 1917. Back in 1979 the city of Corozal was transferred back to Panama’s jurisdiction, and now most of its inhabitants are American veterans and their families. There are several islands in this area with lots of diving opportunities. Scuba diving in Corozal is mostly oriented toward observing the marine species and exploring the corals and sponges that inhabit the reef walls and rock formations. The general depth of sites in the area is 10-15m/32-49ft with moderate currents (1-2 knots). Even beginners can dive here. Most popular dive sites The dive sites are off of islands near Corozal. Taboga Island is a popular dive site to explore marine life in reef nooks and corners. The other one is Taboguilla Island, which also has lots of marine creatures to observe.

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