Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Panama
Ready to check out the best sites in Panama for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 8 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Panama to suit your needs.
#1 - Parchecito
Panama, Colon, Portobelo
Parchecito is a 3.0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Panama, Colon, Portobelo which is accessible from shore based on 1 ratings.
#3 - Buenaventura
Buenaventura is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Panama, Colon which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#4 - La Miel
Panama, San Blas
La Miel is the first Panamanian town from the Colombian border. Panamanians rarely visit this place but for Colombians this is frequent destination of eco-tourists staying in the Capurgana-Zapsurro lodges. This is a great place for your fist dive just to get aquainted with your equipment. Check for lobsters hidding in the coral reef and the infamous Lion fishes easily spotted from 40 ft and below. Best place for novice or rusty divers. Dive from the boat or swim from the white sand beach looking for the reef which slowly gets deeper to the north.
#5 - Wahoo Rock
Wahoo Rock is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Panama, Veraguas which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#7 - Boca del Drago
Panama, Bocas del Toro
This is a spur and groove reef formation that fringes the shore. I have found nurse sharks in the sand channels between reef spurs. Lobster, octopus and pargo are often caught here. Inside the reef is great snorkeling. From the beach, locate one of two boat channels near the Restaurante Yarisnori. Ask a local for help. Kick out of the channel and turn right or left, following the seaward side of the reef.