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Scuba Panama

Address: Portobelo City of Colon, Colon 0, Panama
Phone Number: +507 2613841
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Owner description: SCUBAPANAMA is for those who would like to have a great and adventurous experience diving. We take...
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Owner description: 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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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Had a lot of fun learning to scuba dive! We did our two open water dives with Christian who was awesome. Such a pleasure to work with! My group was made of 8 people and Christian was attentive throughout. I liked that he pointed out the fish during our dives, especially since we didn't have the greatest visibility. Other Tips/Advice... More 

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Maria chiquita
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

They are very professional and dedicated to what they do I truly recommend them for snorkelling or diving..

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NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was picked up promptly at my hotel in Panama City and driven to Portobelo for a fun day of diving in the Caribbean. It was off season so I unfortunately couldn't do the "2 Oceans in 1 Day" excursion but I have no complaints. At first I thought my dive master, Rafael (who was excellent) and I were going... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Thanks Scuba Panama for re-centering my universe after 2 weeks of quite intense business travel and meetings. It was just what I needed. The service was excellent and the available options were very clearly presented to me. The location just outside Portobelo was beautiful. I will definitely be using you guys again whenever I have a stop over in Panama.... More 

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Atlanta
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a very good trip guided by Fernando. We were picked up from our hotel promptly at 8 and drove to the snorkel/dive site near Portobelo. There were 2 snorkelers and 2 scuba divers in the van but Fernando took us snorkelers out separately from the scuba divers so we could go at our own pace. We really appreciated... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I look forward to my dives when I go to Panama (twice a year). Yeah....maybe the attractions are different than other places in the Caribbean and elsewhere, but overall, I enjoy the dives, and the people and divemasters that I meet. This trip, we enjoyed unbelievably delicious pineapple as a treat between dives. We also enjoyed conversation waistdeep in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

I travel to Panama often and completed my PADI Certification under the instructor, Christian years ago. It was an amazing experience and as someone who had not been overly enthusiastic about the idea of scuba diving for most of my life, I was comforted by the instructors knowledge and rigorous course I completed at ScubaPanama's city location. After my first... More 

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Ivry-sur-Seine, France
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We arranged and booked our stay in Portobelo directly on the Scubapanama web site. It has been very difficult to get information we needed... If you send an email, wait several days to hope an answer ! We arrive at the diving center, which also includes the cabines, at 9 PM; nobody to welcome us but after a while, two... More 

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SCUBPANAMA, Manager at Scuba Panama, responded to this review

I highly appreciate your feedback. Sorry for the inconvenience but our reservation website clearly describes the reception HOURS, from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Unfortunately we cannot control the visibility and the weather conditions, my dive master recalls that the group had a day with heavy rain. We tried our best and even took the group farther away from usual dive spots... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

myself and 3 friends decided after a week of reef diving in santa catalina it would be a great experience to do a wreck dive. We contacted scuba panama and inquired whether they did the wreck dive and whether it was ok to do it on an open water certificate. They advised us that this was fine. We decided to... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I found Scuba Panama on Trip Advisor and reached out by email prior to a recent trip. The staff got right back to me and was responsive regularly as I planned our outting. Seems basic but other outfitters in Panama weren't as professional. They made sure we knew where we were going and what we needed. Prices were clear and... More 

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