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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...more
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Calle 4ta | Avenida Sur, Casa Verde, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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All reviews open water diving experience feel confident padi course a lot of fun underwater world amazing diving learning how these guys lion fish whole team recommend this place amazing experience lobster great instructor special thanks marine life
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I dove nine times with Bocas Dive Center in order to hunt invasive lionfish for a research project. Everyone at BDC was so supportive of my work, and assisted me in finding the best dive sites to catch lionfish. The entire staff is so passionate...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Staying at the Divers Paradise Hotel, I saw the ship with the teachers and divers leaving every morning and during the day......and I hesitated. Then I asked about the requirements - suddenly everything went very fast! Filling out personal data, answer health questions, watch video...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank roswithaw463
Reviewed 5 days ago

Couldn't have had a better introduction to freediving than here. My instructor Maja was super helpful and supportive throughout the 3-day course. How exciting it was to safely explore and expand my own boundaries in the water. Overall setting is also fantastic with friendly staff,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Toine W
BocasDiveCenter2019, Staff at Bocas Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Toine for the review, it was great having you here and seeing your progress! Hope you got hooked by freediving ;) Safe dives! Maja

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently completed my open water certification at The Bocas Diving Center and loved every second. The staff were very professional and fun and the centre itself as well are the equipment were to a very high standard. Massive thanks to Rhiannon (our instructor) who...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Claire E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did my Advanced Training there. Maria is a super dive master. Experienced, fun, focusing on the important parts of the dives. They have different boats and if you stay in their hotel you can jump from you bed on to the boat. Many nice dive...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pat M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just finished a 2 day introduction to Freediving course and am super psyched. Our instructor Maja is awesome. Knowledgeable, patient, competent, professional. She put me directly at ease, was there at every step of the way, and truly made the course. The course is challenging...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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BocasDiveCenter2019, Staff at Bocas Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Mark, thank you so much for your nice words! It was great seeing your progress and share my passion with you! Really amazed by your progress and I hope you will continue with freediving! Safe dives! Maja

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That was the best day in Bocas Del Toro , the stuff was professional and really kind. If you like to dive, this is the only place in Bocas.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank avivrattner
BocasDiveCenter2019, Staff at Bocas Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Many thanks for your nice review! We are glad you liked diving with us and we hope you will come back more dives soon! All the best from BDC's staff!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just finished the 3-day advanced free diving course with Bocas Dive Centre and absolutely loved it. Maja is an excellent instructor - she is patient, encouraging and lots of fun. Free diving is all about being relaxed and enjoying your surroundings and the beautiful,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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BocasDiveCenter2019, Staff at Bocas Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much Aimee! It was really great having you here and helping you to become an advanced freediver. Good job and keep on diving! Safe travels back home! Maja

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent diving center in Bocas, very good staff,boat,equipment everything👌🏼 i felt very welcomed and safe the whole time a must go if youre a diver in Bocas..

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BocasDiveCenter2019, Staff at Bocas Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dani, Many thanks for your nice review! We are really happy you enjoyed your time and the dives with us! We will be more than happy to welcome you here again ! All the best from the BDC's team!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have had the pleasure of staying and diving with Paradise Divers and Bocas Dive Center before however, this trip I had the privilege to train with Momo’s amazing team of dive professionals. Maria took me through my Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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hazmat_one
21 December 2016|
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Response from nicknjh | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry for the late reply, give Eddie Ibarra a call or find him on Facebook. He will for sure help you. I'll be in Bocas for a month commencing Feb 3rd helping at the dive center. I'm an instructor and I'm sure we can sort... More
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Lorishay
29 July 2016|
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Response from Baileyboo203 | Reviewed this property |
One open water dive cost $61. Two was $110. They seem to offer all kinds of dives.
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