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La Buga Dive Center & Surf School

Main Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
507 7579534
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Ranked #4 of 20 Activities in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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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

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Oakland, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We did only 2 dives with La Buga, due to a short stay in Bocas del Toro and our flight constraints. Having read the limited info on Undercurrent, we set our expectations low – and as often happens in that situation, we ended up being pleasantly surprised. We did a 2-tank trip to reefs about 5 or so minutes from... More

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Very professional and fun atmosphere. As good as the best dive centers in Israel. Good food and sometimes they have live music. Gave me good advices about the main island and good spots 4 day trips . Recommended ***** Gigi

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It's been about a month since I went to La Buga to get my open water certification and I can't stop thinking about what an incredible experience it was, so I had to dust off my my trip advisor account to write a review! The staff were all really friendly and a blast to hangout with, but also very professional... More

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Advance Mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My wife and I went to Bocas town on the 10th of October to engage in a scuba diving, vacation experience. After reviewing each Scuba shop in Bocas that morning, the wife and I decided to use La Buga and see how well it would go as far as the Diving. She had just been certified as an open water... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had the most magical experience at La Buga. The people are friendly, knowledgable and so fun to be around. The staff are the coolest cats (Tony, Carlos and Jorge we love you!) and the surf trips are an absolute must. If you love surf and dive La Buga is where its at. The restaurant vibe is amazing as well.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The staff here are really amazing and adorable. You can grab a yummy meal or cocktail in their restaurant after your lesson. All around this is an awesome place to take a dive and have a treat!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We've just completed our padi open water at la buga and would highly recommend them. The staff are really friendly and patient (with a rather nervous first timer!) the locations we went to were fabulous-amazing colours, fish & nurse sharks. We did the end to end course in 2.5 days and would definitely recommend la buga to new and experienced... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

I've had an amazing experience at the dive school. Just got my open water there and went to travel to Costa Rica but I came back again to dive more. It's hard to leave this place and the team is great! They really love what they are doing and they share that feeling with you from the minute you walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I did my advanced open water diver and got a crush on the team right away;) The atmosphere there is really familiar and friendly. The equipment is good and the dives are awesome;) The visibility isn't as good as in Egypt or South Africa but when you're in the right spots (and the guys will take you there) you can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I and I and some of my friends just got our open water certifications through La Buga and we had a blast. The great experience was due in large part to that player León, the biggest G in Central America and certainly the greatest dive instructor over or under the waves. The restaurant was real tasty and all the staff... More

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