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Bocas Dive Center

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Bocas Town, Panama
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About Bocas Dive Center
The most advanced, best-equipped, fun dive center in Bocas – BDC is committed to safeguarding the ocean environment. We have the largest, most up-to-date boat built for diving and two more dive boats for smaller groups and special diving tours. We have the newest and best-maintained diving equipment and are the only shop in Bocas to offer Free Diving!
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Vincent S wrote a review 21 Jan
2 contributions1 helpful vote
From the beginning to the end, the entire team of Bocas Dive Center did everything perfectly! It started with excellent communication and advice via WhatsApp to organize the experience “discover scuba diving”. We discovered two beautiful spots under the supervision of Leandro. The team does an amazing job to make the activity safe and fun, respecting all CoVid and safety rules. I would definitely recommend Bocas Dive Center to anyone who wants to dive in the Caribbean Sea in Panama!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from BocasDiveCenter2020, Staff at Bocas Dive Center
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Hola Vincent! Thank you very much for diving with us and for your comment! It was our pleasure having you onboard! Whenever you feel ready to get your PADI OPEN WATER Certification we'll be here for you! Take care, Hope to see you soon underwater! :)
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Gerson A wrote a review 12 Jan
7 contributions2 helpful votes
I got my PADI Open waters certification with the guys of BDC. The entire process was great. They provide an Ipad to work in the theoric part and there are plenty of comfortable sitting areas to do this part. When we got to the water I panic, for some minutes I asked my Guy, my instructor, to get up, but he did not and instead of that he found a way to calm me down again and end the exercises. Once ended these exercises I was swimming my way out of the water thinking "I will never go to the water again, this is too much", then the instructor guides me by an airplane fuselage they have sunk in front of the dive center, I got so impressed and marveled that immediately realized that I am going to keep diving the rest of my life. If you are looking for the best Dive Center to get start Diving this is the way to go!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from BocasDiveCenter2020, Staff at Bocas Dive Center
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there! Thank you for your comment and congratulations on your Padi Open Water Course! The fear you had during the OW exercises is everybody's fear at the beginning! But our instructors are here to make you trust in yourself through knowledge and experience. Keep diving and keep improving your dive skills in order to enjoy better the wonders of the ocean. Bocas Dive Center will be glad to accompany you on this journey! :)
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Alföldi Barbara wrote a review 7 Jan
Budapest, Hungary2 contributions
I would definately recommend Bocas Dive Center to anyone who is interested in diving, the place is cozy and everyone is very helpful and kind. I never had any experience before but after 3 days of learning I am a certified PADI diver now🙂 Special thanks to our amazing instructor, Kelly ❤️ She is really kind and caring, also very patient, we had so much fun together during the lessons. She took us to beautiful places like Casablanca and Pandora, where we saw amazing sea creatures and a ship wreck 🦞🐠⛵️I also would like to say thanks to Momo, the manager. We decided to choose this school because of him 🙂 I can’t wait for our upcoming night dive together 🙌🏼
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from BocasDiveCenter2020, Manager at Bocas Dive Center
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Barbara! Thank you for choosing Bocas dive Center for your Padi Open Water certification and congratulation for being part of the diver's family! It was amazing having you on board during 3 days! Let's go for the night dive whenever you feel ready, and maybe for the PADI Advance Open Water certification. A big hug from Kelly, Momo and the hole BDC staff! :)
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Romain A wrote a review Dec 2020
David, Panama1 contribution1 helpful vote
Fun and safe first experience with Kelly. All went very well and I was in total confidence at all times, despite my initial apprehension!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from BocasDiveCenter2020, Staff at Bocas Dive Center
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Romain, Congratulation and thank you for starting your dive experience with Bocas Dive Center. Kelly and all our instructors take good care of our students and divers, so whenever you feel ready to get your PADI Open Water certification we'll be ready to have you onboard again! Happy New year from all BDC staff! :)
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Julieth V wrote a review Dec 2020
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I have dived in some places around the world and I highly recommended Bocas Dive Center, they are absolutely professional, very kind and funny!! My diving instructor Leandro is the best!! I did the photography underwater Padi certification, and of course went to do some fun divings around!!!! so happy!! Many amazing spots to dive. You don’t gonna find any place better!!! Love it!!! Go and discover bocas with this cool team!!!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from BocasDiveCenter2020, Staff at Bocas Dive Center
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Julieth! Thank you for your comment and for choosing Bocas Dive Center for your dive experience! It was a pleasure having you on board! Hope you'll see you again for another PADI Dive Specialty or Certification. Happy New Year from all BDC staff! :)
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