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La Buga Dive Center & Surf School

Main Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
507 7579534
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Ranked #6 of 20 Activities in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Established in 2007, “La Buga Dive & Surf” instantly built up a reputation as a reliable and renowned Dive Center & Surf School in Bocas del Toro. No... more » Owner description: Established in 2007, “La Buga Dive & Surf” instantly built up a reputation as a reliable and renowned Dive Center & Surf School in Bocas del Toro. No matter if you decide to go diving or surfing with us, we will ensure that you will have a fabulous time experiencing the multifaceted natural resources Bocas del Toro has to offer. You can also rent one of our kayaks or Stand-Up Paddle Boards. Our qualified international staff is providing top quality service by constantly reflecting our core values: Safety, Convenience and Fun! Hope to see you soon!Your La Buga Family « less
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a good dive center. Im glad I choosed this one to make my dives and my advanced diver course. Really nice and relaxed people. They even safed my life, by telling me that diving before a flight(4hours) could make some serious problems... So even if I had to listen to some "funny chokes" about it, Im really glad... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This place provided so much more than an amazing Dive & Surf Centre. I went to La Buga even when I wasn't diving or surfing, to spend time with the incredible people who make it what it is. Tony welcomed me the moment I walked in and taught me hilarious scuba hand signals. All of the teachers are impeccably trained,... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

The whole crew here, the owners, the dive instructors, the cooks, bartenders....everyone just welcomed us with open hearts. Great view from the back deck, really amazing food at a fair price, HANDMADE pasta, delicious smoothies (orange juice/cucumber was my favorite!), knowledgable and passionate dive instructors, and just a really great, laid-back, friendly vibe! LOVE this place!!!

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Biel, Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This dive center is really recomendable. I've done my open water there and all the people there are really friendly from the first moment on they're just like friends and at the same time they're professional dive instructors. Even if you have some problems you can just tell them (they speak english very vell) and they will listen to you... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This spot is awesome. My sis and I came just to check it out and grab a drink but ended up hanging out with the staff there for the rest of our trip. Food was delicious and the drinks were great, especially the prices! But the company was even better. We didn't go diving or surfing with them but we... More

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Koblenz, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Best dive center on the island! Great staff and crew! Tony you are the most passionate diver I know! Great times! Don't miss it! Next to the dive center is a restaurant that serves the best panama mojitos...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

If you plann to go to isla colon you cannot missed the charm of la buguita it is placed on the main street and if you look for surfing or diving this guys have the best instructors that will patiently guide you w the experience, or if you just look for a board to rent this is your place chepaest... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I came to Bocas del Toro to dive, and after spending almost 6 weeks in the San Blas area - which provided incredible snorkeling with Turtles, Sharks, Eagle Rays and Squid Schools my expectations were pretty high. To be honest - the visibility wasn't excellent at that time of year, but Tony, Leandro, Carli and all the other stuff members... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Once you arrive in Isla Colon, you cannot miss la Buga and its restaurant la Buguita. Its colourful and relaxing decoration home to a parrot with broken wings called la Piñata, its sweet tunes and its ever-smiling and welcoming manager Tony and his crew will just make you feel at home. You can go island hopping with a kayak, dive... More

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Tony S, Divermaster at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, Eli!! We had a blast having you here. You always came in with a smile and made our days even brighter than they already were. We are really glad we could add a little bit to your vacation. Come see us again soon :) Tony More

Bocas Town, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Last week I finally did my Open Water Diving Course (PADI) and it was amazing!!! One of my best experiences in Bocas del Toro. What I liked most apart from the beautiful location, is the excellent staff: Leon, Tony & Leandro to name a few. All very professional, with a lot of knowledgement. I just love the chilled vibe in... More

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