Panama’s Pacific and Caribbean coasts are home to all types of marine mammals, including dolphins, whales, and even manatees. Bottlenose dolphins can be seen at Dolphin Bay in Bocas del Toro, and humpback whales can be observed in the Gulf of Chiriquí and near the Pearl Islands. Marine mammal observation tours give travelers an opportunity to watch these creatures in the wild. As you glide along in the boat, keep your eyes out for manta rays and sea turtles. It’s also common to spot a variety of birds along the coast and near islands.
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Do you want to try scuba diving but are unsure about plunging into a full certification course? If so, this is the course for you. Discover Scuba, operated by the Panama Dive Center in Santa Catalina, lets you scuba dive without a certification. It’s a great way to learn to use scuba equipment, try diving, and get a quick introduction to the ocean.
7 hrsFrom $194
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