Atum Poza and Pacaya River

Mar 09, 2018 - Delfin II


This morning we explored the Atum Poza area.  Access to this area is only through high water. Several species of birds were seen by our guests. Since we left early from Delfin II to explore, we has a delicious breakfast on board the skiff in the mid-morning. It’s so great to enjoy a breakfast while hearing the different birds calls.

In the afternoon, we had the opportunity to explore deep inside the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Different species of primates like the red howler monkeys and brown capuchin monkeys were seen by our guests. We reached an area known as Yanayacu Lagoon where our guests had an opportunity to do the “Amazon Plunge."

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Cristian Moreno

Undersea Specialist

Cristian is a Panamanian born in Chile.  He grew up in Panama City until the age of 19 when he returned to Chile to go to college where he received a degree in metallurgic civil engineering. Since 1995 he has been working as a freelance naturalist in Panama.  Specializing in bird watching and ecology, he also has a passion for indigenous cultures, hiking and trekking.  He is a certified scuba diver and is often found exploring coral reefs along the Caribbean coast of Panama.

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Christian Saa

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Christian was born on the island of Isabela in the Galápagos archipelago. He grew up on a farm and had a magical childhood devoid of cars, electricity, telephones—just pure nature and playful sea lions along the beach. At the age of seven, he moved with his family to Santa Cruz Island, the economic hub of the Galápagos Islands. His father began to work in tourism and took Christian around the islands during school vacations. It was during this time that Christian learned to love and understand the real value of this unique archipelago, and he decided to devote his life to its stewardship. A lifelong passion for nature and its creatures took root in his heart, and he eventually decided to become a naturalist, which he has now been doing for 18 years now.

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