Safari Feb 26-March 9 2013
Includes 2 dive days in beautiful Pacific Panama and 6 dive
days at spectacular Malpelo Island.
$3100 (dble occ in small twin cabin)+$510 Malpelo park fees.
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$3850 (dble occ in larger twin
cabin)+$510 Malpelo park fees.
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An amazing diving adventure with schooling
hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, whitetip reef sharks and
silky sharks but be ready for surprises. Whale sharks make
regular fly-bys and mantas and eagle rays are almost
Malpelo Island is a mile long rocky pinnacle
located 250 miles off the coast of Panama. Only one dive
boat is allowed at the island at any time so the reefs are
pristine. With such an abundance of marinelife creating a
feast for enormous schools of pelagic fishes, the shark
action at Malpelo is undoubtedly some of the best in the
If, like me, you have been lucky enough to
encounter many of the world's top ocean predators, you may
be asking yourself what now? Join me on an
expedition to film and photograph one of the world's most
illusive big shark species: the Smalltooth Sandtiger Shark.
Itinerary: 11 days adventure to
Day 1: Board the Inula around 12:00 noon in
Puerto Pedregal near the City of David in the Rep.of Panama.
After checking in, a quick briefing and lunch, we will exit
David in the afternoon, and cross the barrier reef shortly
before sunset. Sailing through the night.
Day 2: Check out dive in the morning at Isla
Montuosa, one additional dive during the day in the
vicinity, departing for Malpelo
Day 3: Crossing to Malpelo
Day 4: Arrival at Malpelo in the morning,
clearing in, 3 dives
Day 5-8: Diving around Malpelo, 3 dives per
Day 9: 3 dives around Malpelo, departure in
Day 10: Sailing back to the coast of Panama
Day 11: 2 dives at Hannibal Bank and Islas
Ladrones, arriving in
Puerto Pedregal in the evening or next morning
Day 12/End: Checking out after breakfast
Exact timing and locations may vary depending
on tides and weather
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The Inula - Your home away from home.
What to expect on the Inula:
The inula sleeps nine guests in two above decks cabins with
two twin beds, two below decks cabins with two bunk beds,
and one single cabin. The cabins are small but comfortable.
Cabins are booked on a first come, first served basis so if
you would like a slightly larger, brighter cbin or if prefer
a cheaper below decks cabin, please book your spot as soon
Meals on the Inula are simple and delicious. Within reason,
the chef is able to cater to individual dietary needs. All
meals, snacks and non alcoholic beverages are included in
the charter price.
Other than tanks and weights, divers are expected to provide
their own diving equipment. Rental equipment is available
with prior notice. Nitrox can be arranged for an extra fee.
Dives take place from the Inula's sturdy RIB (Rigid
Expect three dives each day at Malpelo Island as well as two
dives on the way to Malpelo at Isla Montuosa and two dives
on the way back at Hannibal Bank and Islas Ladrones.
About Malpelo Island:
Malpelo is a volcanic monolith rising thousands of feet from
the ocean floor. Other than a small military outpost, it is
While at Malpelo, we will have a chance to go ashore to meet
the animals that call this barren island home. Expect to see
boobies nesting on the rocky cliffs and four species of
lizards that are endemic to the isalnd.
Getting ashore is part of the fun. The walls of the island
are virtually unscalable so there is a rope ladder suspended
on a gantry to allow guests (and Columbian soldiers) access
to the rocky plateau.
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