Diving in Contreras (certified divers)
- Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
The deposit you made for the reservation will be 85% refundable for any cancelation ONLY due to COVID-19 restrictions.
PLEASE READ ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS REGARDING THE DEPOSIT
Contreras is a set of islands within the national park that is about 1.45 hours away from Santa Catalina. So what's different? These sites are even more remote and meeting another diver, or even seeing another boat is very rare. Many of the sites are covered in beautiful fan coral that cannot be found anywhere else in the park. One can find massive schools of snapper, barracuda and bigeye jacks, huge long-tail stingrays, eagle rays, and in the right season (March to April), one can even be lucky to encounter schools of hammerheads.
Due to the depth of the dives and the possibility of very strong currents, we only accept divers with more than 30 dives and recent experience on these trips. We also highly recommend diving Nitrox (additional $10 per tank).
For safety reasons, we try to leave for these trips as early as possible, so we ask divers to meet at the dive shop at 7.00am. We head out as soon as possible.
Price: $165 (In the rainy season the third dive cannot be guaranteed due to weather conditions and our concern for safety. You will be asked to pay the additional $20 when we return from the trip if we were able to do a third dive.)
Discounts for day trips: $10 on the second day of diving, $20 on the third and all consecutive days. (These discounts will be applied once you pay the balance at the shop).
Included: equipment (also dive computer), sandwich, fruit and water
Not included: park entrance fees ($20 for foreigners, $5 for panameños and residents, must be paid in cash)
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:
BE AWARE, TO CONFIRM THIS TRIP, WE NEED AT LEAST 4 DIVERS. WHEN YOU RESERVE THIS TRIP, WE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN CONTRERAS AND WILL OFFER IT TO OTHER DIVERS. IF WE DO NOT GET A GROUP OF 4, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE SIGNED UP FOR THE REGULAR COIBA TRIP. ALSO, IF WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE COMPLICATED, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RE-ROUT TO OTHER DIVE SITES. IN THIS CASE YOU WILL BE REFUNDED THE DIFFERENCE OF $25.