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Diving in Panama City
When to go to Panama City
Panama 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 are steady during the whole year, averaging 27C/81F. The average water temperature is 24-26C/75-78F. Visibility is rather good, up to 20m/65ft. The currents are mostly mild. What to see The area is full of blue tangs, angelfish, batfish, snapper, grouper, turtles, and rays. Schools of small reef fish pass around the reef walls and various rock formations.
Scuba diving in Panama City
Panama City is the capital of the Republic of Panama, and a multicultural large city. Tocumen International Airport is located here. The destination is popular with tourists, and local attractions are always crowded with new-comers. The sandy beaches and tropical rainforests create a paradise for travelers. Panama City has lots of must-see landmarks to visit, such as the Panama Canal (the way to get to the Miraflores locks and watch huge ships passing by), Casco Viejo (the old part of the city, full of colonial architecture, local museums, and cathedrals), Panama Viejo (the ruins of the original Panama City and location of national parks), and Mi Pueblitos (the remote outdoor museum). Panama City has diverse opportunities for divers. Reefs, rock outcroppings, and coral formations with a wide range of marine species create an ideal location for underwater photographers and explorers. The area has fascinating reef walls and several wrecks. The depth of the sites is usually around 20m/65ft. Most popular dive sites The most popular dive site is Taboga, with an abundance of marine life to be explored while diving. Scuba diving is also good a bit further in Portobelo National Park, where Parchecito and Coral Reef Labyrinth sites should be mentioned.
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