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Diving the Panama Canal

Listed under Diving in Panama City, Panama.

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An unusual dive for the senses, visibility is poor due to traffic and you can hear the loud churning of ship's propellers in the channel, but if you go deeper you can see the remains of the machinery that built the canal. You can also see the eerie shapes of flooded villages and railways and there are lots of interesting artifacts which were left behind in the flooding.

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Panama Canal

One of man’s largest intentional alterations to the earth, the 80km Panama Canal linking Panama City on the Pacific to Colón on the Atlantic was first suggested in the 17th Century but wasn’t completed until the 20th. A feat of engineering and a marvel for trade, the project cost around 27,500 lives. More than 14,000 ships use this shortcut each year.

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