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Panama Divers PADI Dive Resort

Octopus Garden Hotel | Area Banco, Portobelo, Panama
507-6613-4405
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Portobelo
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Panama Divers is a premier dive company, owned and operated by seasoned PADI professionals dedicated to ensuring the safety and enjoyment of every... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Peoria, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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okanagan falls
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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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3 helpful votes 3 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My cousin and I signed up to take the Discover Scuba tour. I am a certified diver but she is not. They instructed her on everything she needed to know to take her first dive. She is now hooked on Scuba. We had such a great time. Diving was amazing. Afterwards we ordered food from Octopus Garden, the food was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We did a two tank dive on one day, and returned later as a group for three more dives with an overnight stay. The Diving: Portobelo had some interesting dive sites and the water was warm and clear. Lito is everything you could want in a dive master, and the boat captain (forget his name) was excellent as well. The... More

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Roatan, Honduras
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

No to much diving in Portobelo but they take you to the best places with a professional staff and good costumer services...

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Arvada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Clay and his helpers were quick to answer our questions online so with one day's advance notice, I brought 2 beginning divers here for their first pleasure dive after completing their certification. Rafael was very helpful and took us to a fairly shallow reef (less than 50ft) and both divers felt safe and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. He was able to... More

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