Scuba diving in Panama Basin

Images from Panama Basin dive sites

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  • Dive depth: 15 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Dive type:


    White-spotted puffer (Broad-barred toadfish, stars and stripes puffer, stripe-belly puffer, white-spotted blow fish)

    Occurrence:

    1-10%

    Number:

    1-3

    Max. length: 50cmFound at depth: 1 - 50m, usually 3 - 35m

  • Dive depth: 12 - 33m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Dive type:


    Great hammerhead

    Occurrence:

    41-80%

    Number:

    Medium groups

    Length: 3.3 - 3.5m, max. reported length: 6.1mWeight: 230kg, max. reported weight: 580kgFound at depth: 0 - 300m, usually 1 - 100m

  • Dive depth: 27 - 36m  Visibility: 30 - >30m  Current: 2 - 4Knots  Water temperature: 27 - 29℃  Dive type:


    Great hammerhead

    Occurrence:

    41-80%

    Number:

    Small groups

    Length: 3.3 - 3.5m, max. reported length: 6.1mWeight: 230kg, max. reported weight: 580kgFound at depth: 0 - 300m, usually 1 - 100m

  • Dive depth: 27 - 39m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: 0-1Knots  Water temperature: 27 - 29℃  Dive type:


    Great hammerhead

    Occurrence:

    41-80%

    Number:

    10+

    Length: 3.3 - 3.5m, max. reported length: 6.1mWeight: 230kg, max. reported weight: 580kgFound at depth: 0 - 300m, usually 1 - 100m

  • Dive depth: 24 - 36m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: 0-1 - 2Knots  Water temperature: 27 - 29℃  Dive type:


    Great hammerhead

    Occurrence:

    11-40%

    Number:

    Small groups

    Length: 3.3 - 3.5m, max. reported length: 6.1mWeight: 230kg, max. reported weight: 580kgFound at depth: 0 - 300m, usually 1 - 100m

  • Dive depth: 10 - 20m


    Great hammerhead

    Occurrence:

    11-40%

    Number:

    Medium groups

    Length: 3.3 - 3.5m, max. reported length: 6.1mWeight: 230kg, max. reported weight: 580kgFound at depth: 0 - 300m, usually 1 - 100m

  • Dive depth: 12 - 30m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Dive type:


    Silky shark (Black-spot shark, gray reef-shark, grey whaler shark, olive shark, reef-shark, ridge-back shark, silky whaler)

    Occurrence:

    11-40%

    Number:

    Small groups

    Length: 2 - 2.5m, max. reported length: 3mMax. weight: 346kgFound at depth: 0 - 500m, max. reported depth: 4000m, usually 0 - 200m

  • Dive depth: 6 - 35m  Visibility: 30 - >30m  Current: 2 - 4Knots  Water temperature: 27 - 29℃  Dive type:


    Big-eye trevally (Banded cavalla, big-eye kingfish, big-eye trevally, big-eye kingfish, dusk jack, giant trevally, horse mackerel, horse mackerel trevally, horse-eye jack, six-banded trevally, six-band trevally, tille jack, turrum, yellow jack)

    Occurrence:

    1-10%

    Number:

    Large groups/schools

    Length: 60 - 120cmMax. weight: 18kgFound at depth: 1 - 146m

  • Dive depth: 6 - 33m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: 0-1 - 2Knots  Water temperature: 27 - 29℃  Dive type:


    Great hammerhead

    Occurrence:

    11-40%

    Number:

    Small groups

    Length: 3.3 - 3.5m, max. reported length: 6.1mWeight: 230kg, max. reported weight: 580kgFound at depth: 0 - 300m, usually 1 - 100m

  • Dive depth: 9 - 27m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Dive type:


    White-tip reef shark

    Occurrence:

    11-40%

    Number:

    10+

    Length: 110 - 160cm, max. reported length: 213cmFound at depth: 1 - 330m, max. reported depth: 330m, usually 8 - 40m

  • Dive depth: 10 - 12m  Visibility: 5 - 10m  Current: 0-1Knots  Water temperature: 27 - 29℃  Dive type:


    Silver-tip shark

    Occurrence:

    11-40%

    Number:

    4-9

    Length: 2 - 2.5m, max. reported length: 3mMax. weight: 162kgFound at depth: 1 - 800m, usually 20 - 200m

  • Dive depth: 18 - 39m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: 0-1 - 2Knots  Water temperature: 27 - 29℃  Dive type:


    Short-beaked common dolphin

    Occurrence:

    1-10%

    Number:

    Small groups

    Common length: 150cm, max. reported length: 250cmWeight: 100 - 136kg

  • Dive depth: 12 - 35m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: 0-1Knots  Water temperature: 27 - 29℃  Dive type:


    Short-beaked common dolphin

    Occurrence:

    1-10%

    Number:

    Small groups

    Common length: 150cm, max. reported length: 250cmWeight: 100 - 136kg

  • Dive depth: 6 - 33m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Dive type:


    Hawksbill sea turtle

    Occurrence:

    11-40%

    Number:

    1-3

    Length: 65 - 85cm, max. reported length: 100cmWeight: 45 - 75kg, max. reported weight: 127kg

  • Dive depth: 6 - 25m  Visibility: 30 - >30m  Current: 0-1Knots  Water temperature: 27 - 29℃  Dive type:


    Commerson‘s frogfish (Giant frogfish, big angler, black angler, black fishing frog, giant anglerfish, giant stonefish)

    Occurrence:

    1-10%

    Number:

    1-3

    Max. length: 45cmFound at depth: 1 - 70m, usually 3 - 20m

  • Dive depth: 1 - 6m  Visibility: 10 - 30m  Current: 0-1 - 2Knots  Water temperature: 27 - 29℃  Dive type:


    Big-eye trevally (Banded cavalla, big-eye kingfish, big-eye trevally, big-eye kingfish, dusk jack, giant trevally, horse mackerel, horse mackerel trevally, horse-eye jack, six-banded trevally, six-band trevally, tille jack, turrum, yellow jack)

    Occurrence:

    81-100%

    Number:

    Large groups/schools

    Length: 60 - 120cmMax. weight: 18kgFound at depth: 1 - 146m