Malpelo National Marine Park
Malpelo Island, which belongs to Colombia, is situated 200 nautical miles off shore. It is one of the best dive locations across the world for its big animal action. Malpelo Island is famous for its enormous schools of hammerhead sharks (600 members aprox.), endemic species of sand tiger shark and silkyshark, and a huge diversity of moray eels. In clear water, we can have nice encounters with eagle rays, big school of fish and whale sharks throughout the season. The waters of Malpelo can be a bit rough and strong currents.
Malpelo was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2006, which rapidly provocked a quality improvement of its waters thanks to the environmental protection and surveillance unit settled in the area. Silky Shark population has increased significally in the last few years.
Coiba National Park
The Coiba National Park (CNP), UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, is located to the southeast coast of the Republic of Panama within the Gulf of Chiriquí.
It is, without question, the crown jewel of Panama’s extensive and spectacular protected natural reserves. Remote, uninhabited, wild and of great natural beauty, this biological “Hot Spot” provides protected and undisturbed habitat for thousands of terrestrial and marine species and is a Mecca and complexity of animal migratory routes and reproduction sites.