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Address: Calle Principal | In Front of the Telephone Cabins, Santa Catalina, Panama
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+507 6665-7879
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We offer SCUBA DIVE products and Services and all PADI Courses at Coiba's...

We offer SCUBA DIVE products and Services and all PADI Courses at Coiba's National Park, we are the first PADI Dive Resort Authorized in Santa Catalina and also the Lonely Planet's TOP Choice.

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Outstanding Experience with Kim

A group of us older (50s to 70s) gringos, most resident in Boquete, Panama, drove to Santa Catalina to dive in Isla Coiba National Park. A few of us had 100++ dives under our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Boquete, Panama
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Boquete, Panama
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us older (50s to 70s) gringos, most resident in Boquete, Panama, drove to Santa Catalina to dive in Isla Coiba National Park. A few of us had 100++ dives under our belts, and most had <10 open water dives. We chose Panama Dive Center ("PDC") in part because, of the principle dive operations in Santa Catalina, PDC,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best rated dive center in Santa Catalinaand with good reason. Extremely well organised, dives were wonderful and the stop for lunch at Isla Coiba was quite pleasant. Their lunch sandwich was a little bland however, but its a very minor complaint haha.

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Thank PharmSuki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having just recieved my PADI Open Water a week earlier, my buddy and I went diving with Panama Dive Center to Isla Coiba and the surrounding islands for three days. Panama Dive Center is a top professional and highly dedicated and passionate dive center. Diving with these guys was nothing short of brilliant. As a beginner, I felt perfectly safe... More 

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Thank Benjamin P
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very professional and organized operation. They were recommended to me by a couple of different people, and I totally agree. Well maintained equipment. Fantastic day of diving.

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Thank farkasg88
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

these guys went an extra mile to find my diver license! i had it 10 years ago, lost it and had no clue what organization issued it, how my name was spelled that time, etc ... there were almost no connections to pull! well, Panama Dive Center just did it! right, they had to make few requests in some main... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set up an open water dive course with Camilo and he stated that he had opened up a spot for me (through email), I showed up at the time and location that he presented and he wasn't even there. His wife, Sabina instead "greeted" my husband and i very rudely and asked me repeatedly if I had made a reservation... More 

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PanamaDiveCenter, Owner at Panama Dive Center, responded to this review

For us is very important to receive this kind of comments, help us to improve and I want to do the following comment on this. It is very unfortunate you feel in this way, however I need to recap the situation from an objective point of you, even if I wasn't at the Dive Shop that day is simple for... More 

Seville, Spain
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This dive center is very well organised and the equipment is high quality and very new. The girl leading our dive was really friendly and explained everything really well. The only issue with the whole experience was that we weren't buddied up which I do think is important. Apart from this everything was perfect- I was really impressed by the... More 

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Thank Nicola H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, very friendly staff and Camilo is just the most passionate diver I have ever met. I really enjoyed the experience!!!

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Thank Marie D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really well organised dive center, good lunch and we did some very nice dives! Sharks guarenteed in the Isla Coiba area.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived in Panama City on a Friday evening & had to be back for meetings Monday morning, travelling on my own for business. After reading the reviews of Coiba's diving, I decided I'd go for the weekend despite the long trip. I did a lot of research and settled on Panama Dive Center. Camilo, the owner, was wonderful, really... More 

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