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Dive Review of Panama Divers/Coral Lodge in
Panama/Colon

Panama Divers/Coral Lodge, Mar, 2006,

by David Savage, OH, USA . Report 2505.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Caribbean, Ohio
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Coral Lodge is a new resort in an unspoiled, remote area of Panama. Since the only access to the resort is by boat, we combined the trip from Portobelo to the resort with diving. The Lodge arranges all of its diving with Panama Divers. The reefs off of Santa Isabel are largely unexplored since the area is so remote. We even have a reef named after us now, since we were the first to dive it. We could not have enjoyed this trip more, as Clay, the owner of Panama Divers, was an incredible guide. His knowledge of the area, and his attention to our enjoyment and safety made the diving all the more fascinating. The Coral Lodge is a beautiful new resort with only 6 overwater bungalows. It is a perfect getaway for divers looking for a remote, relaxing, romantic dive destination.
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