Hospital Point

Bocas Del Toro, Panama

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Dive Hospital Point

Reef Wall

Hospital Point, also popular with snorkelers, is situated at the northern end of Isla Solarte, a 5-minute boat ride away from Bocas’ dive centers. A shallow sandy bay allows for easy in-water safety checks in about 2m of water. The reef starts at three meters and consists mainly of lettuce and brain coral, which gradually descends until it becomes a wall with a depth of sixteen meters. The wall has numerous cracks and caverns and some dark overhanging ledges, which are home to a wide variety of marine life. Night dives are great here, as the sandy plain at the bottom of the reef comes alive with southern rays, nurse sharks, and hermit crabs after dark. This site is prone to reduced visibility due to freshwater runoff, but when the tide is right a small current will drift divers along the entire site. Beware of surge and boat traffic.

  • Big grouper

    Big grouper
  • Goliath Grouper 800#

    Goliath Grouper 800#

Reviews (1)

January 31st, 2013 - 20:06:
Was there over Christmas holiday. Went out with La Buga dive shop. Dove Hospital point twice and had a great dive each time but the second one was amazing. A 800 # Goliath grouper swam with us the entire time. Guessing on the weight but he was huge. The was not scared of us and why should he have been. Will try to attach picture. Great diving and La Buga dive shop is the best.

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