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Scuba Panama

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Portobelo City of Colon, Panama City 0, Panama
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Two Oceans in One Day for Certificate Divers from Panama
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Panama Scuba Diving Adventure for Beginners
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Drake Island and Wreck of B-45 Airplane Experience for Certificate Divers
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SCUBAPANAMA is for those who would like to have a great and adventurous experience diving. We take you diving in both, the Pacific and the Atlantic ocean. You may come with us to Coiba, the incredible ruins of portobelo, pearl islands, pina's bay and many exotic places, where you'll find a great variety of fish and reefs.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“great diving” (2 reviews)
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Portobelo City of Colon, Panama City 0, Panama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a certified diver, but had never been diving in both the Atlantic as well as the Pacific Oceans. On a business trip, while in Panama, a friend told me that Scubapanama (the shop) and Scubaportobelo (their Portobelo dive operation) could provide me with...More

Thank Lizzie R
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We stopped off for a quick dive while touring the area. Equipment was new, dive master was knowledgeable and professional. Visibility was just Ok for the Caribbean but way better than we are use to here in Canada.

Thank Bear M
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This aint a fancy hotel or anything like that. Its rather conceived to be the resting area for you to recover after the dives. The place offers a restaurant and the sleeping facilities are fit to different levels of comfort: you can have a collective...More

Thank fur312
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This place has a wonderful location it doesn't matter if you are into the diving stuff or just want to spend a weekend there. The staff makes their best effort to keep you confortable but with such a poor management the task is almost impossible....More

Thank Haldren
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The equipment rented to us by Scuba Panama wasn't safe. The depth meters didn't work, and my backup regulator had a tear in it. When I mentioned this to the dive master, he dismissed it and said to use the primary regulator. I don't know...More

3  Thank Jordan001212
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Dive Master great & very knowledgeable & friendly. Good dive experience. Didn't stay there but will next time.

1  Thank susan g
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Alexai and Veruska are amazing - they are on top of communication and all your requirements. The dive spots in Portobelo didn't have great visibility. But I'd go diving with Scuba Panama again, albeit to a different spot.

1  Thank Parul M
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I am a Stress & Rescue certified diver with 300+ dives all over the world. We booked the Two Oceans in One Day tour for myself and my adult son and daughter. 1) No radio on the boat 2) No oxygen on the boat 3)...More

5  Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

Christian, our dive guide, was very knowledgeable and took us on two great dives. The water was very clear and flat for the early morning dive. There was plenty of fish - lobster, puffer fish, shrimp, parrot fish, clown fish, sea worms. Unfortunately, the weather...More

1  Thank Kyle_P1
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great service but underwhelming diving experience. Dive operation and dive master did their best but weather conditions led to marginal diving. Recent rains caused visibility issues and unfavorable currents at dive sites.

Thank Clifton D
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Victor Y
31 March 2016|
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