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Dive Review of Liquid Jungle Lab/Liquid Jungle Research Lab in
Panama/Isla Canales de Tierra

September, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Tracy E. Johnson, CA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports)
"Coiba Island"
Report Number 9149
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Panama, Bahamas, Hawaii, Fiji, Bora Bora, Curacao, Cayman Brac, Guadaloupe,
St. Lucia, Columbus Isle, Matinique, Key West, Easter Island, Roatan, Balii
Closest Airport
Getting There
Flight, bus, and boat

Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, cloudy  
surge, currents  
Water Temp
76   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
All dives with dive master since some are exploration dives where no one
regularly dives  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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The boats carry a max of 6 divers and we had 4-5 on 3 boats.  No rinse buc
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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2 stars   
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Our group of 14 flew into Panama City and stayed at the Hilton (great
hotel) for one night going and coming.  In the morning we boarded a bus for
a 6 hour ride with lunch stop.  This brought us to the boat dock for
another hour ride to Isla Canales de Tierra (sometimes known as Simca
Island) where we spent 5 nights.  This is a private island owned by Jean
Pigozzi and set up as a res ...
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