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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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What an amazing experience

The whole team lead by an extraordinary professional Camilo with is statement "Safety comes first"- when i told him that i have open water anxiety - He set me up with the Amazing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The whole team lead by an extraordinary professional Camilo with is statement "Safety comes first"- when i told him that i have open water anxiety - He set me up with the Amazing Master Diver Sofie- On our first dive we went through some drills then went down slowly up to 8 meters and on the 2 nd dive, Sofie... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I saw turtles and sharks for the first time in my life in this amazing area around Coiba!! I went diving with Sabina and 4 other people and I enjoyed it that much, that I booked another 3 dives for the day after. They are very professional and they care about the equipment. Camilo is a great person, I can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Coiba is a wonderful scuba destination. The boat ride to the diving sites is beautiful, the beaches on which to take breaks are breathtaking, the underwater world makes up for last-luster plant life (except at serious depths, e.g. near Contreras) with amazing and plentiful sea life (including daily shark sightings). It is best visited with the responsible, professional people at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I have to agree with all the rave review below. Panama Dive Center is a very professional operation. I had great communication with them beforehand and they were expecting us when we walked in the door. Sabina and Camilo are super friendly - I think Camilo is the most friendly guy in Santa Catalina and maybe all of Panama! Our... More 

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531bina, Propietario at Panama Dive Center, responded to this review

I most certainly hope so! It was lovely having you guys with us for a day. You ticked off the macaws, so we hope to see you again to try for seahorses and whale sharks. Thanks for the glowing review, especially of Camilo. He is even happier now :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

An incredible experience from start to finish! My husband and I and our two teenagers felt welcome, supported, comfortable, and confident thanks to the lovely professional people at Panama Dive Center. Our first time diving, we were totally blown away by our 'discover scuba' experience, which included 40-foot dives at 3 separate and distinctly different reefs! Thanks to the preparation... More 

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I signed up for 3 dives and had one of the best days of my vacations! all the staff were so friendly and helpful, very easy to see how much they enjoy their jobs! each of the 3 dives were amazing, from pilot whales to tiny nudibranch, we saw so much! we could hear a pod of dolphins chatting away... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Coiba is a fantastic dive site and thanks to our small boat experience it was very relaxing! Went here with my friend and booked a three-tank dive. Worth every dollar!

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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Very professional outfit with good gear and friendly to deal with with no pressure. Made to most of the day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Gear in perfect condition and safety procedures Very experienced and friendly instructors Stunning place Lots of fun..................... I would honestly not doubt it!

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Schwabmuenchen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Nice Dive guides, excellent equipment, super dive-sites and good organisation. We were very satisfied.

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