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The nest - Panama

The nest is a boat accessible fresh water dive site, located at Isla Secas, Gulf of Chiriqui, Chiriquí 000000, Panama. The maximum depth is 71-80ft/22-24m. The average visibility is 61-70ft/19-21m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills.

Named "the nest" because here is common to see white tip sharks, pregnant mothers, and babies. is an easy dive for all the levels. in the beginning, a sandy bottom receives us with a few rays and little school of barracudas.
is not so deep but we can see how the bottom going down, passed 10 minutes the reef structures show up and more fishes appear. The first nest is under a big old tree with a brain coral on the top.
A big white tip shark was sitting there.
Now we are 18mts underwater and the sea life is great, a lot of reef fish, snappers and hawkfish looks crazy moving fast around.
Another nest appears between two rocks covered of corals is hard to get close because the sea urchin but we can see a few juvenile sharks.
at the end of the immersion, on the shallows waters a few needle fishes swim close the surface

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calamiaresort - 7/06/2020 11:47 AM
During the last summer, we dive this spot several times, the shallow waters of this small bay, provide us a calm area to anchor the boat and prepare ourselves for an exciting adventure.
The first feeling is so good, warm waters, no currents, and sandy bottom make the first part of this dive really comfortable. we are at 7mts....a crew of Mexican goatfish swims very close to the bottom and a group of pufferfish follows them.
a few meters ahead we can see the big coral structures and fishes from different sizes swimming around. as soon we get close we fell the increased pressure, at this moment, we are diving 20mts deep.
a sea turtle gets scared by the sound of our bubbles, a green moray shows the head inside the rocks.
A nice size white tip shark pass close to us and impose respect we follow it and there were more at list 6 smallest under a big brain coral.
the time passed fast so we decided to finish our dive, remember always do a safety stop