Diving in Bocas del Toro
Bocas Del Toro is one of the best spots for scuba diving in Panama, and its calm conditions, clear Caribbean waters and abundant aquatic biodiversity make it an ideal diving destination. The archipelago is part of La Amistad Biosphere Reserve, which is an international park spanning Panama and Costa Rica to protect the area’s rich ecosystems. Bocas Del Toro is also home to Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park, the country’s first national marine park.
There are plenty of diving sites here, which can be chosen according to interest, experience level, and weather conditions. Many have spectacular coral gardens and also plentiful reef life. Hospital Point is one of the most popular dive sites in the area, located at the northern end of Solarte Island.
Approximately 4 hours
Two tank dive, boat round trip, guide, captain, snack and soft drinks, full snorkeling gear.
Please note that any tour departing from Gamboa or Playa Bonita hotels, or hotels near the airports will have a total surcharge of $70 plus 7% tax.
WHAT TO BRING?
Bathing suit, towels, sunscreen, hat, and camera.
The following information is a Panama tipping guide:
- Shuttle Driver $ 2.00 per person, per day.
- Sightseeing tour driver $ 5.00 per person, per day.
- Tour guide $ 10.00 per person, per day.
- Tour boat driver $ 5.00 per person, per day.
- Bellboys and airports $ 1.00 per bag.
- Waiter / a restaurant 10% – 15%.
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