Inula, Panama


The 24m Inula Catamaran is a unique liveaboard scheduling year round diving cruises to the islands and islets in the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama. Inula can accommodate up to 9 passengers in four twin cabins and two single cabins. Space inside the small twin cabins is limited and these are typically offered for single accommodation. As such, guests aboard the Inula receive personal attention from the 4 member crew.

Food is in abundance onboard and features a combination of European and Central American cuisine. Guests will also enjoy fresh tropical fruit and salads served buffet style. Depending on conditions and location, diving may take place on Inula or from the dive tender. Either way, diving with Inula offers scuba divers the opportunity to discover a staggering number of fish. White tip reef sharks, clouds of big eye jacks, schools of hammerheads and barracuda, huge manta rays, humpback whales and massive groupers can all be found here. And you are likely not to see another dive boat during the entire journey.

An Inula Catamaran Panama liveaboard diving holiday is a fantastic adventure. Book today.

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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: Flights, hotels and transfers outside the City of David, Nitrox, tips, alcoholic beverages and sodas, National park fees - subject to change (approx 60 USD per day/per diver in Malpelo and 70 USD per day/per diver in Cocos), Dive Equipment Rental (full set approx USD 55 per day) There is a $ 20 USD departure tax on international flights when leaving Panama and a $ 26 USD departures tax when leaving Costa Rica.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Shaded diving deck
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Charging stations

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Selection of wines

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rebreather Support
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Inula Liveaboard Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1980
  • Year renovated 1994 / 2001
  • Length 24 meters
  • Beam 8.5 meters
  • Top speed 18 knots
  • Cruising speed 7 knots
  • Engines Twin Mercedes Benz OM 312 100HP each
  • Max guests 9
  • Number of cabins 4
  • Tenders 6 meters (20 ft) rigid bottom inflatable with 2 x 40 hp outboard engines
  • Water capacity 2'500 liters
  • Fuel capacity 4'000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 3'600 liters per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Inula Reviews

  • 9.6 Exceptional
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  • 9.6 Exceptional
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Inula is for the sporty diving enthusiast.


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