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Address: Octopus Garden Hotel | Portobelo Maria Chiquita & Km Despues de Playa Langosta, Portobelo 0843-03087, Panama
Phone Number: 507-6613-4405 68393742
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Description: Panama Divers is a premier dive company, owned and operated by seasoned...
Panama Divers is a premier dive company, owned and operated by seasoned PADI professionals dedicated to ensuring the safety and enjoyment of every customer and committed to protecting our fragile environment. We offer the best dive adventures available in Panama! We only dive Panama's very best locations. If you desire, we can also tailor a dive package to meet the wishes of your group such as accommodations and transportation as well as tour of all kinds.
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Simple but nice rooms, friendly staff

I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights to dive. Unfortunately it was rainy and windy the days I stayed there, so after one dive I cancelled all other dives (3-5m visibility). The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights to dive. Unfortunately it was rainy and windy the days I stayed there, so after one dive I cancelled all other dives (3-5m visibility). The staff at the hotel and dive centre was very friendly, the food was okay. A trip to Portobello takes only about 10-15min with local bus (nice experience).... More 

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ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I am advanced open water certified and have been on hundreds of dives. I have never left a piece of gear anywhere, but I forgot my wetsuit here, MY WETSUIT. Tehy were kind enough to bring it to me at the airport as I left the country. Thank you. I'm not sure diving in Panama is spectacular anywhere, but our... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been taking student groups, and working in youth education, in Panama for years now, and normally we stop at Octopus Garden to swim and have lunch. But unfortunately I will never return, and I would recommend any future visitors stay away as well. I am a respectful and nonviolent person, but the current dive master - Rafael -... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I recently contacted Panama Divers for a quick diving trip while in Panama for business. The response via email/whatsapp is not consistent and it could be frustrating at times. That being said, once at the diving center the service is outstanding! the dive master Rafael is patience and very detail oriented, the captain Giovanni is very helpful and everyone at... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I chose Panama Divers based on the TripAdvisor reviews. What a great weekend. Two dives Saturday, night dive, two more sunday with a room and meals in between. The divemasters Rafael and Jorge were excellent, attentive, taking care of the divers and all the details. Safety and comfort are their primary concerns, and they were definitely looking out for the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

My plan was to dive one day. It was so amazing I doubled it. They picked me up in Panama city on time, and the short ride was pretty pleasing. The diving spot is beautiful. To be honest I expected more fish, but it was still great. Don't miss the airplane wreck. The crew was caring, but informal and friendly.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Ok. This is the best stop. We wanted a dive for new divers and got the best. The dive master Rafael catered to every need and specification to fit the diver experience. The staff are great. They fix meals whenever you appear. It feels very comfortable and the dog Bandito is to die for. We will for sure go back.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The entire staff was amazing friendly and super helpful.. Will be back soon!!! Recommend the diving and the kitten will even prepare what you catch for the adventurous members of your group. Thanks Clay!

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We were on a cruise and looking to find a good dive spot in Panama. I found this and I was impressed with their prompt responses and their willingness to pick us up from Colon. The resort is very laid back but their equipment is top drawer. Clay and Tania made us feel right at home. We were on a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

I sent an email to them with a specific request for a day trip with two dives, but they never even bothered to respond to me - if this is an ondication of their reliability, then they are certainly bad and not to be recommended

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Address: Octopus Garden Hotel | Portobelo Maria Chiquita & Km Despues de Playa Langosta, Portobelo 0843-03087, Panama
Phone Number: 507-6613-4405 68393742
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Portobelo

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