Scuba Diving Vacations with PADI Travel Network
Where will your next scuba diving trip take you? Your local dive shop or resort together with PADI Travel Network will provide you expert information to help you plan your next great dive vacation. You can join one of their group trips or book an independent holiday. There are plenty of resorts and locations to choose from. All you need to do is select your destination and pack your bags!
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With deserted Caribbean islands to the north and the wild Pacific to the south, Panama may, from a diver’s point of view, have it all. It’s not beyond the realms of possibility to dive with whale sharks in the morning and cruise Caribbean reefs in the afternoon.
The numbers speak volumes: there are more than 1120 kilometres/700 miles of Pacific coastline and more than 640 kilometres/400 miles front the Caribbean. There are more than 10,000 plant species and over 900 kinds of birds found within its 75,991 square kilometres/29,340 square miles. Nearly 30 percent of this area — about two million hectares/five million acres — is protected by parks, reserves and refuges. Some of these parks are easily reached; there are five within two hours of Panama City. And some, such as the rainforest of La Amistad International Park, where pumas, ocelots, margays, jaguars, and jaguarundis roam, are almost inaccessible.
Panama’s biodiversity is staggering. It hosts one of the most complex ecosystems on earth: primal rainforests, untouched beaches and high cloud-shrouded mountains. That's all in addition to the Pacific and Caribbean marine environments, which are, naturally, the highlight for visiting divers. Panama’s waters support myriad tropical fish, humpback whales, whale sharks, black-tip and white-tip and tiger sharks. Five sea turtle species call Panama home.
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WHERE WILL YOUR NEXT DIVE TRIP TAKE YOU?
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AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT PADI DIVING SOCIETY EVENTS!
Create lasting friendships on group trips or venture out from the crowd...
- Society-Sponsored Kids Sea Camp
Kids Sea Camp offers a full week of diving and activities for adults and kids.
- Total Submersion Dive Festival - 15th Anniversary Celebration!
14 - 21 June 2014 - Join the Society as we celebrate 15 years of total fun and diving at Sunset House in Grand Cayman. Sponsored by Divers Alert Network, AquaLung, Cayman Islands Tourism, Sport Diver, PADI and more. Visit padi.com/totalsub for details!
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