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white tip shark, Coiba National Park, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingYou can scuba dive around Isla Iguana, which is about 20 minutes by boat from Pedasi. Isla Iguana is in the Pacific, so the visibility isn’t always that great. You can see stingrays and lots of colorful fish like parrotfish. There isn't a lot of coral. You could see turtles and crabs. It is nice to scuba dive around Isla Iguana, but I think there are better places in Panama.
 
You can also snorkel in Isla Iguana because it is quite shallow, so you do not have to go very far. Because it is shallow, you can clearly see fish and turtles. It’s a very nice experience. You do not have to a professional and experienced snorkeler. If you’re with Pedasi Tours at Isla Iguana, they will give you snorkels and fins as part of the package. You can go on your own. You do not have to have a guide or instructor.

Personally, I think that one of the best places to scuba dive in the world is Coiba National Park, which is about four hours away from Pedasi.  To get there from Pedasi, you drive to Santa Catalina, and then, you take a boat for about an hour to Coiba Island.  There are around 20 dive sites and all of these sites ensure that you see sharks all year round.

The most popular shark there is the white tip reef shark (pictured above). There are also lots of big fish, barracudas, manta rays, stingrays, eels and schools of fish. It’s pretty impressive.

 
Jose Enriques Flores S. of Panama Discover Expeditions – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Scuba diver near Pedasi, showing peace sign – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIt is nice to go diving at the back of Iguana Island. This is where people usually go to for diving. The water in Iguana Island is very clear, you’ll see coral and thousands of different kinds of fish. To go there, you have to go to Arenal beach and take a 30-minute boat ride to Iguana Island.
 
You can also go to Las Monjas and Frailes. These are two big rocks which are popular diving spots for professional divers. The water is deeper and it is close to the equator so if you don’t have the right equipment, the strong current can easily take you elsewhere which is why this is only recommended for professional divers. 
Manuel Baruco – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
There are two very nice national reserves in the Pedasi area for SCUBA and diving and snorkeling in general: Isla Iguana and Isla Frailes.  These are among the best two places in all of Panama.
 
All of Iguana Island looks like a Caribbean island because it has white sand, from the coral reef. 
 
If you are an expert SCUBA diver, you may like Isla Frailes, while Isla Iguana is more appropriate if you want to bring your kids.
 
In Pedasi we have a SCUBA diving center and a SCUBA diving school because a lot of people come here to SCUBA dive.
Jade Wills of Maya Moon Marketing – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The best scuba and diving in the Pedasi SCUBA diver snorkeling in clear water – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Livingarea is in Isla Iguana, an amazing, beautiful and pristine island just off the shore.
 
Isla Iguana has coral reefs, white sand, beautiful and colorful fish.  You can bring your snorkel gear and just spend your day in the water.  It’s amazing.
Bill Hamilton of Bill Hamilton – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
There are many opportunities to scuba dive or snorkel in Pedasi and the vicinity. Isla Iguana is a good place to experience this and just a short boat ride away.

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