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Portobello Snorkeling?

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Portobello Snorkeling?

Where is a good place to go snorkeling near Portobello?

We're flying out to Contadora to do some snorkeling there and will be driven out to Portobello for the sights and such. Most of our group will only be doing the sights. My Dad and I are looking for some more snorkeling. Any reccomendations?

Should we head to Isla Grande for snorkeling? Is there somewhere else that is good?

This will be a day trip from PC for us and we'll be going around 16 June.

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1. Re: Portobello Snorkeling?

You don't have to head all the way to Isla Grande - there is some decent snorkeling around the islands and along the coast near to Portobelo - you need to hire a boat to get to any of these places and you can find small boats (lanchas) in Portbelo - takes about 20 mins to 1/2 hour or so to get out to the snorkeling areas. Do you have your own snorkel gear - as these guys won't have any... unless you coordinate with either Scuba Panama or Panama Divers to take you out from Portobelo - both have operations nearby - but it would probably be more expensive with them - probably safer though.



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2. Re: Portobello Snorkeling?

Thanks for the reply! I've checked the websites of the company you reccomended but they don't have much on there. I just e-mail both companies to get more info so we'll see what turns up.

Oh and I don't have snorkeling equipment so we'd have to go with a place that rents it out.

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