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. Phetmanee available for charter in Thailand Phuket with emocean liveaboards and yacht charter

 

 

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Inula is 24 metres in length and is a catamaran purposely built to sail and dive to remote tropical destinations. Since 2003, she has been based on the Pacific Coast of Panama diving fascinating destinations such as Malpelo, Coiba and Cocos.  She has 5 cabins taking 9 guests. The menu onboard offers a delicious combination of European and Central American Cuisine with an abundance of fresh tropical fruit and salads all served buffet style.

 SPECIFICATIONS

SAMPLE ITINERARY

SCHEDULES 2015

SCHEDULES 2016

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

DIVE SITES

INULA SPECIFICATIONS

TECHNICAL DETAILS

LENGTH – 24 METRES

BEAM – 8.5 METRES

DRAFT – 1.3 METRES

DISPLACEMENT – 30 TONS

CONSTRUCTION – FIBREGLASS AIREX

ENGINES – TWIN MERCEDES BENZ OM 312 / 100 HP EACH

CRUISING SPEED – 7 KNOTS

MAXIMUM SPEED -  18 KNOTS

RANGE UNDER ENGINE – 3500 NAUTICAL MILES

RANGE UNDER SAIL – UNLIMITED

ENDURANCE – 6 MONTHS ( LIMITED BY FOOD SUPPLY)

TENDER – 6 METRES (20 FT RIGID BOTTOM INFLATABLE WITH 2 X 40 HP OUTBOARD ENGINES

GENERATOR – 5KW DAYTON

AVAILABLE VOLTAGE – 220 VAC, 50 HZ, EUROPEAN STYLE SOCKETS (SCHUKO) 110 VAC 60 HZ, US STYLE SOCKETS 12 VDC

FUEL TANK – 4000 LITRES ( 1060 US GALLONS)

WATER TANK – 2500 LITRES (666 GALLONS) 3600 LITRES (960 GALLONS) DAY WATER MAKER

ON BOARD SAFETY

WATERTIGHT BULKHEADS FOR 7 SEPARATE COMPARTMENTS IN EACH HULL.

SATELLITE 406 EPIRBS LIFERAFT

LIFEBOAT

75 LIFE VESTS

EMERGENCY FLARES

HANDHELD VHF RADIOS

LIFE RINGS

SUBMERSIBLE GPS/HANDHELD RADIOS (NAUTILUS LIFELINE) FOR EVERY DIVER

INWATER OXYGEN RECOMPRESSION EQUIPMENT

OXYGEN DEMAND AND CONSTANT FLOW

MOTOR PUMPS

CO2 ENGINE ROOM FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

COMPREHENSIVE FIRST AID KIT

SECURITY INSPECTION THROUGH LOCAL AUTHORITIES EVERY 6 MONTHS

SCUBA COMPRESSORS – 1 BAUER K 141 BAUER UTILUS

SCUBA TANKS – 22 X 11 LITRE ALUMINIUM TANKS AND 4 X 15 LITRE STEEL TANKS. VARIOUS SMALL REBREATHER CYLINDERS

TECHNICAL DIVING – FULL OXYGEN, NITROX AND REBREATHER SERVICE, PASSENGERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN REBREATHERS.

ELECTRONICS

4 GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS FURUNO 32 MILES RADAR. FURUNO VIDEO SOUNDER

VHF RADIO

5 HAND-HELD VHF RADIOS

SSB RADIO TELEPHONE

TV AND DVD PLAYER

SATELLITE EMAIL (BGAN)

SATELLITE PHONE

RADIO DIRECTION FINDER SIMRAD TAYIO TDL-1620

AUTOPILOT

MISCELLANEOUS

2 TOILETS

2 SHOWERS

8X7 METRE SUNDECK / TRAMPOLINE

FULLY EQUIPPED WORKSHOP

OXY-ACETYLENE CUTTING EQUIPMENT / SUPPLIES

9 PERSONAL DIVE GEAR BOXES

THREE REFRIGERATORS AND ICE MAKERS

MISCELLANEOUS

4 DOUBLE CABINS AND ONE SINGLE

Cabin 1

Biggest cabin on-board. Located on the upper deck. Big windows and roof hatch offer a great view and very good ventilation.

Cabin 6

Second-biggest cabin on-board. Located on the upper deck. Big windows and roof hatch offer a great view and very good ventilation. Slightly noisier than cabin 1 but less movement and closer to the rear bathroom.

Cabin 3

Port side, smaller double cabin. Located on the lower deck. Porthole and roof hatch offer light and good ventilation.

Cabin 5

Starboard side, smaller double cabin. Located on the lower deck. Porthole and roof hatch offer light and good ventilation. This cabin is not far from the front bathroom.

Cabin 2/Skipper

Single cabin. Located on the lower deck. Same dimensions as cabins 3 and 5 but with only one bed inside. Porthole and roof hatch offer light and good ventilation. Quietest cabin on-board Inula.

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PANAMA ITINERARY

EXAMPLE INTINERARY – 4 DAYS

Gulf of Chiriqui and Coiba journey

 

Start/Day 1,

06:00 hrs: Boarding Inula in Puerto Pedregal, checking into cabins, briefing, breakfast, departure

14:00 hrs: Check dive Islas Secas

17:00 hrs: 2. dive at Islas Secas

00:00 hrs: Anchoring in front of the Coiba ranger station

 

Day 2,

06:00 hrs: Clearing into Coiba Park at ranger station, optional walk on the Cendero de los Monos nature trail

08:30 hrs: 1. dive at la Viuda/Coiba

11:30 hrs: 2. dive at Mali Malis/Coiba

16:00 hrs: 3. dive at Pta. Cirilio/Coiba

Anchoring near Pta Hermosa

 

Day 3,

08:00 hrs: 1. dive Banco Hannibal

11:30 hrs:  2. dive Isla Montuosa (optional 2. dive Banco Hannibal)

15:00 hrs: 3. dive Isla Montuosa

Optional beach visit Montuosa

19:00 hrs: Optional nightdive Montuosa

 

Day 4,

08:00 hrs: 1. dive Islas Ladrones

12:00 hrs: 2. dive La Bandera

18:00 arrival Puerto Pedregal, disembarking

 

EXAMPLE INTINERARY – 8 DAYS

Gulf of Chiriqui and Coiba journey

 

Start/Day 1:

Boarding Inula around lunchtime in Puerto Pedregal/David/Chiriqui/Republic. de Panama, checking in, briefing, lunch, exit David in the afternoon. Anchoring inside the barrier reef for the night.

 

Day 2:

Crossing the barrier reef with theat first light. Check dive in the morning at Islas Secas, 2 additional dives during the day in the vicinity, optional land excursion.

 

Days 3 – 7:

Diving on the reefs and Islands islands in the Golf of Chiriqui, Coiba, and Hannibal Bank, Jicaron, and Jicarita, usually 3 dives per day and some night dives, optional beach visits and land excursions.

 

Day 8:

Normally 2 dives, crossing of the barrier reef in the early afternoon, anchoring near David in the evening or next morning.

 

Day 9/End:

Checking out after breakfast

Sea and weather conditions vary, so do preferences and dive capabilities of our guests. In order to adjust as good as possible to these variables, there is no fixed tour because we feel a maximum of flexibility is beneficial to the success of the journey.

 

 EXAMPLE INTINERARY – 15 DAYS

Malpelo / Panama Combination

 

Day 1:

Boarding Inula around lunchtime in Puerto Pedregal/David/Chiriqui/Rep.de Panama, checking in, briefing, lunch, sailing from David in the afternoon

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Day 2:

Check-dive in the morning, 2 additional dives during the day on reefs and islands on the South Coast of Panama

 

Days 3 – 6:

Diving on the reefs and Islands at the South Coast of Panama, Coiba and Hannibal Bank, usually 3 dives per day and some night dives

 

Day 7:

Sailing to Malpelo

 

Day 8:

Arrival at Malpelo in the morning, clearing in, 3 additional dives

 

Days 9 – 12:

Diving around Malpelo, 3 dives per day

 

Day 13:

3 dives around Malpelo, departure in the evening

 

Day 14:

Sailing back to the coast of Panama

 

Day 15:

1 or 2 dives at Banco Hannibal and/or Islas Ladrones, arriving in Puerto Pedregal in the evening or the next morning

 

Day 16/End:

Checking out after breakfast

Please note that the timing and locations of all itineraries may vary depending on tides and weather.

 

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DEPART RETURN TOUR DAYS DIVING IN MALPELO DAYS DIVING IN PANAMA PER CABIN NO 1 AND 6 DOUBLE OCCUPANCY CABIN NO 3 & 5 DOUBLE OCCUPANCY PER CABIN NO 2,3 & 5 SINGLE OCCUPANCY NATIONAL PARK FEES
23.02.2015 09.03.2015 MALPELO / PANAMA COMBINATION 6 5 USD 4,446.00 USD 3,557.00 USD 4,446.00 USD 500.00
22.03.2015 02.04.2015 MALPELO 6 2 USD 3,843.00 USD 3,075.00 USD 3,843.00 USD 480.00
10.04.2015 27.04.2015 COCOS/MALPELO/PANAMA COMBINATION 4 COCOS 4 MALPELO 2 USD 6,259.00 USD 5,007.00 USD 6,259.00 USD 460.00
03.05.2015 17.05.2015 MALPELO EXTENDED 9 2 USD 5,927.00 USD 4,741.00 USD 5,927.00 USD 720.00
18.05.2015 29.05.2015 MALPELO 6 2 USD 4,657.00 USD 3,725.00 USD 4,657.00 USD 480.00
04.06.2015 15.06.2015 MALPELO 6 2 USD 4,657.00 USD 3,725.00 USD 4,657.00 USD 480.00
21.06.2015 05.07.2015 MALPELO EXTENDED 9 2 USD 5,927.00 USD 4,741.00 USD 5,927.00 USD 720.00
15.07.2015 26.07.2015 MALPELO 6 2 USD 4,657.00 USD 3,725.00 USD 4,657.00 USD 480.00
02.08.2015 13.08.2015 MALPELO 6 2 USD 4,657.00 USD 3,725.00 USD 4,657.00 USD 480.00
02.09.2015 19.09.2015 COCOS/MALPELO/PANAMA COMBINATION 4 COCOS 4 MALPELO 2 USD 6,259.00 USD 5,007.00 USD 6,259.00 USD 460.00
04.10.2015 15.10.2015 MALPELO 6 2 USD 3,843.00 USD 3,075.00 USD 3,843.00 USD 480.00
28.10.2015 08.11.2015 MALPELO 6 2 USD 3,843.00 USD 3,075.00 USD 3,843.00 USD 480.00
21.11.2015 02.12.2015 MALPELO 6 2 USD 3,843.00 USD 3,075.00 USD 3,843.00 USD 480.00
10.12.2015 24.12.2015 MALPELO / PANAMA COMBINATION 6 5 USD 4,446.00 USD 3,557.00 USD 4,446.00 USD 500.00

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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DEPART RETURN TOUR DAYS DIVING IN MALPELO DAYS DIVING IN PANAMA PER CABIN NO 1 AND 6 DOUBLE OCCUPANCY CABIN NO 3 & 5 DOUBLE OCCUPANCY PER CABIN NO 2,3 & 5 SINGLE OCCUPANCY NATIONAL PARK FEES
04.01.2016 22.01.2016 MALPELO/PANAMA COMBINATION 6 5 USD 4,446.00 USD 3,557.00 USD 4,446.00 USD 430.00
10.02.2016 21.02.2016 MALPELO 6 2 USD 3,843.00 USD 3,075.00 USD 3,843.00 USD 410.00
29.02.2016 10.03.2016 MALPELO 6 2 USD 3,843.00 USD 3,075.00 USD 3,843.00 USD 410.00
05.04.2016 22.04.2016 COCOS/MALPELO/PANAMA COMBINATION 4 COCOS 4 MALPELO 2 USD 6,259.00 USD 5,007.00 USD 6,259.00 USD 550.00
06.05.2016 19.05.2016 MALPELO EXTENDED 8 2 USD 5,500.00 USD 4,400.00 USD 5,500.00 USD 546.00
21.05.2016 01.06.2016 MALPELO 6 2 USD 4,657.00 USD 3,725.00 USD 4,657.00 USD 410.00
05.06.2016 19.06.2016 MALPELO/PANAMA COMBINATION 6 5 USD 4,446.00 USD 3,557.00 USD 4,446.00 USD 430.00
26.06.2016 10.07.2016 MALPELO EXTENDED 9 2 USD 5,927.00 USD 4,741.00 USD 5,927.00 USD 615.00
26.07.2016 08.08.2016 MALPELO/PANAMA COMBINATION 6 5 USD 4,446.00 USD 3,557.00 USD 4,446.00 USD 430.00
20.08.2016 31.08.2016 MALPELO 6 2 USD 4,657.00 USD 3,725.00 USD 4,657.00 USD 410.00
06.09.2016 23.09.2016 COCOS/MALPELO/PANAMA COMBINATION 4 COCOS 4 MALPELO 2 USD 6,259.00 USD 5,007.00 USD 6,259.00 USD 550.00
07.10.2016 18.10.2016 MALPELO 6 2 USD 3,843.00 USD 3,075.00 USD 3,843.00 USD 410.00
02.11.2016 13.11.2016 MALPELO 6 2 USD 3,843.00 USD 3,075.00 USD 3,843.00 USD 410.00
04.12.2016 15.12.2016 MALPELO/PANAMA COMBINATION 6 5 USD 4,446.00 USD 3,557.00 USD 4,446.00 USD 430.00
20.12.2016 31.12.2016 MALPELO 6 2 USD 3,843.00 USD 3,075.00 USD 3,843.00 USD 410.00

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

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PLEASE ADVISE PRIOR TO TRAVEL OF YOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR RENTING EQUIPMENT

ITEM COST PER DAY
MASK USD 3.00
FINS USD 3.00
SNORKEL USD 3.00
SMB WITH REEL USD 3.00
SMALL DIVE TORCH USD 7.00
BCD USD 10.00
WETSUIT USD 10.00
REGULATOR USD 10.00
DIVE COMPUTER USD 10.00

Note: Please do not book any travel arrangements until you have received your booking confirmation from us.

Inula is rebreather and advanced diver friendly

 

Available is:

  • Oxygen up to 160 bar (2400 psi)
  • Nitrox 22 to 50
  • Sodasorb 4-8 mesh
  • Helium
  • Small cylinder (1-7 liters/7-50 cu ft) for rebreathers
  • Our fill hoses have DIN connections, please bring an adaptor if necessary

 

Prices

  • Nitrox 32 for open circuit, per fill: 9 USD
  • Nitrox  for semiclosed rebreathers (22-50%)   per fill: 9 USD
  • 100 % O2 fills (up to 160 bar/2400 psi)  for CCR  per fill: 9 USD
  • Trimix: On request
  • Small cylinders for CCR: Included
  • Sodasorb 4-8 mesh: On request

 

 

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PANAMA DIVE SITES

PANAMA DIVE SITE INFORMATION

 

SEA CONDITIONS

Visibility

Regarding the underwater visibility, the Eastern Pacific is not the Northern Red Sea.

The splendid underwater fauna is possible only with nutrient-rich water.

Lateral visibility is normally 25 to 30 meters (83 to 100 feet) at Cocos and Malpelo.

In Panamanian waters, the average visibility is 20 to 25 meters (66 to 83 feet).

Often, there is a cold thermocline around 35 meters (117 feet) in depth.

Below that, the water can be very clear with 40+ meters (133+ feet) lateral visibility.

Water Temperature

Sea water surface temperature is normally between 26 and 27 C (79 and 81 F) Malpelo and Cocos and 1 degree warmer near Panama.

During La Nina, the surface temperature can be as low as 20 C (68 F).

During El Nino, as high as 30 C (86 F).

Thermocline depth varies throughout the year. The temperature inside the thermocline  is often 3 to 5 degrees below the surface temperature.

Currents

 

The strength and direction of the underwater current is extremely variable.

The speed of the current can be up to 2 knots.

Currents are influenced by the tide, wind, and the general ocean currents.

The stronger the current, the more demanding the diving, but the better the big fish encounters.

 

With an area of 503 square kilometers, Coiba is the largest island in Central America. Uninhabited apart from the Ranger station, Coiba was separated from continental Panama about 12,000 to 18,000 years ago when sea levels rose.

Plants and animals on the new island became isolated from mainland populations and over the millennia most animals have diverged in appearance and behavior from their mainland counterparts. The island is home to many endemic subspecies, including the Coiba Island Howler monkey, the Coiba Agouti and the Coiba Spinetail. A penal colony was built on the island in 1919 and closed in 2004.

The waters adjacent to the island are teeming with marine life. It is surrounded by one of the largest coral reefs on the Pacific Coast of the Americas. Irregular volcanic substrate with great diversity of marine habitats, from deep water sea mounts, pinnacles and drop-offs,  to shallow coral reefs, rocky shores, beaches, mangroves, estuaries, sand and mud areas.

The island was declared a National Park in 1992.Unesco declared the entire Coiba National Park a “World Heritage Site” in July 2005.

The Gulf of Chiriquí is part of Panama and encompasses the Coiba National Park and the Golfo de Chiriquí National Park. There are dozens of islands in this Gulf. Along with the islands of Coiba National Park, there is also Islas Secas, Islas Ladrones, Isla Parida, Isla Boca Brava, Isla Palenque and Isla Montuosa.

The Gulf of Chiriquí  includes  the famous Hannibal Bank, a reef with 45 meters (150 feet) of water over it, 16 nautical miles away from the next


 landmass.

The Gulf of Chiriqui and Coiba is one of the most dynamic marine environment in the world. There are dozens species of sharks and hundreds species of fish in these waters.

Whales can be seen in the Gulf of Chiriqui all year round; however, the months from September to November offer the best opportunity to observe some of the largest migratory visitors, the Humpback Whales, normally mother and calf.

 

La Bruja

Little rock above the surface sitting on a plateau with 30 meters (100 feet) of water over it with various boulders and ridges. Eagle Rays, Marble Rays, Batfish, White Tip Reef Sharks are common. We had various Whaleshark encounters here. Depth range is from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 100 feet).

 

North of Isla Contreras

Pinnacle was at least 17 meters (56 feet) of water over it, located on 35 meters (115 feet) of sandy bottom. Schools of Big Eye Jacks, Mullet Snappers and Pacific Dog Snappers are frequent. Diamond Rays are also common. Depth range is from 12 to 30 meters (40 to 100 feet).

 

South of Islas Ladrones

A reef covered with many types of soft coral and 17 meters (56 feet) of water over it. Since 2007 encounters with schools of Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks occur often. Beside that many Big Eye Jacks and White Tip Reef Sharks. A magic spot. Often the last dive and highlight of our journeys.  Depth range is from 10 to 30 meters (33 to 100 feet).

 

Hannibal Bank

Famous site with 2 little rocks in 45 meters (150 feet) of water in the open sea. Above the rocks we often encounter big schools of Mullet Snappers, Big Eye Jacks and Bonitos what often encircle the divers ! Mantas and Mobulas are also common. Sometime big individual Hammerheads. In the surrounding open water often Wahoo and sometimes Sailfish or Dolphin are encountered. With little current present, Big Eye Jacks often follow the divers into shallow waters. Depth range is from 10 to 45 meters (33 to 150 feet).

 

Punta Hermosa

Rock just beneath the surface on the Western Tip of Coiba Island sitting on 33 meters (110 feet) sandy bottom. Because of swell and currents often a demanding dive. Often various White Tip Reef Sharks in underwater canyons. Many Blue Fin Mackerels. Depth range is from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 100 feet).

 

Isla Muerta

Little island in the Secas archipelago. Check- or nightdive. Beautiful and intact coral reef with Poritis, Agroporas and Milleporas being the predominant species. Gentle slope to 18 meters (60 feet)of sandy bottom. Plenty of little Reeffish, concentrating in shallow waters. Often the first dive on our journeys. Depth range is from 5 to 18 meters (16 to 60 feet).

 

West of Isla Montuosa

Plateau at 24 meters (80 feet), with various ridges and needles, rising up to 18 meters (60 feet). Resident school of Barracudas, White Tip Reef Sharks, Frogfish. Covered with Soft Coral.    Depth range is from 10 to 30 meters (33 to 100 feet).

 

Jicarita East

Narural cay descending from 0 – 30 meters (0 to 100 feet) near a very beautiful anchor bay with beaches and waterfalls. Often many White Tip Reef Sharks and Amberjacks. Depth range is from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 100 feet).

 

East of Jicaron

Interesting underwater landscape with several ridges and needles raising near to the surface. Schooling Barracudas, White Tip Reef sharks and Eagle rays often get encountered. Depth range is from 10 to 30 meters (33 to 100 feet).

 

Mali Malis

Beautiful Coral Reef from 0 to 21 meters (0 to 70 feet). White Tip Reef Sharks, Turtles, Big Eye Jacks and many other species can get encountered here.

 

La Viuda

Shoal with at least 9 meters (30 feet) of water over it, sitting on a 30 meters (100 feet plateau). Often many White Tip Reef Sharks, up to 20 at a time. Eagle Rays. Depending of the tides, sometimes strong currents. Depth range is from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 100 feet).

 

Bajo 30

30 meters (100 feet) plateau with a step down to 42 meters (140 feet). Often Amberjacks, Mullet Snappers and Big Eye Jacks. Frequently a short but intensive dive. Depth range is from 20 to 40 meters (66 to 133 feet).

 

Punta Cirilo

Nice spot with a 20 meter (66 feet) sandy plateau and coral heads with 8 meters (26 feet) of water over them.  Many White Tips and Big Eye Jacks. Depth range is from 5 to 20 meters (16 to 66 feet).

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