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Dive Review of Bocas Water Sports/Punta Caracol Agua Lodge in
Panama/Bocas del Toro

Bocas Water Sports/Punta Caracol Agua Lodge, Jul, 2005,

by Harold and Jan Bedoukian, QC, Canada . Report 1898.

No photos available at this time

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 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments Bocas del Toro is on Isla Colon. Diving around the island is shallow with generally poor visibility. There are approximately 40 rivers that empty around the island. Visibility on a good day may be 35 to 40 feet and after a rainstorm, the water is very murky. Knowing this we still booked a trip. Our accommodations were at Punta Caracol Aqua Lodge, which is totally eco-friendly. Individual cabins are set over the water on a secluded part of the island. It is peaceful and the food was superb. However, if you are into nightlife this is not the place for you.
Bocas Water Sports was very accommodating and did everything to please us. We spent a restful week with relaxing easy diving; however after five days we had visited all of the dive sites. The most interesting of the dives was when a large remora joined us. He spent at least 30 minutes trying to attach himself to one of us. Unfortunately there are no large fish and limited numbers of small ones. Lobsters have been fished out.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving the world
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 85-87°F / 29-31°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 15-35 Ft/ 5-11 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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