Dive & Snorkel
Here amongst the environment we like to call 'The Garden' you can enjoy and experience some of the most amazing snorkeling & diving in Panama in an ecosystem that rivals the beauty and variety of ANY other, world-wide.
Our stretch of coast-line is host to not only an unlimited amount of islands, both big and small, but also the largest coral reef formation on the entire Pacific coast of the Americas ! Along with this comes the privilege of having within our turquoise clear waters an unimaginable variety and number of ocean-life species, ranging from Starfish, to Turtles, Fish, Dolphins, Sharks, Rays, and Whales !
If you're used to diving and snorkeling that requires you to search for the ocean-life, or settle for just a few semi-colorful fish, then hold on to your snorkels folks, because here you would have to close your eyes to avoid seeing the immense variety, and plethora of beautiful life beneath the ocean's surface. Snorkeling in Panama is like nothing else.
Browse through the photos and information below to learn more about our dive/snorkel locations, ecosystems, and the tours we operate !
If you book a SURFari (packaged trip), we will include an optional snorkel & picnic day-trip to the beautiful islands of Coiba or Cebaco, led by your trusty tour guides here at Surfer's Garden. Or, if you're staying with us via nightly accommodation, and the lodge's panga boat isn't being used for SURFari guests on a given day, we ourselves will also be happy to escort you and your friends to the islands. Additional fees per person will be charged if you wish to make a trip to the islands but are not participating in a packaged trip.
If the Surfer's Garden panga boat happens to be running surf tours on a day you wish to visit the Coiba Islands, or if you want to scuba-dive (not snorkel) the Coiba Tour will be facilitated through Coiba Dream Dives, operated by our dear friend Mario and his team of experienced professionals based out of Santa Catalina.
* Note: Tours to Coiba Islands will last the majority of a full day, typically 7-8am through 5-6 pm, and will include lunch. All tours operated via Coiba Dream Dives will include use of equipment, both dive and snorkel. All Coiba tours operated by Surfer's Garden will provide any snorkel equipment available, but the amount of equipment on hand is subject to change. We therefor recommend that if you wish to visit the islands with us during your stay, you bring your personal snorkel items.