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La Buga Dive Center & Surf School

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Address: Main Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Phone Number: 507 7579534
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Description: Established in 2007, “La Buga Dive & Surf” instantly built up a reputation...
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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Ive dived with La Buga twice now and had a great experience both times. The first time i went, i walked in off the street, and 2 hours later i was in the water. The second time i... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Ive dived with La Buga twice now and had a great experience both times. The first time i went, i walked in off the street, and 2 hours later i was in the water. The second time i did my advanced course with them. The staff, both in and out of the water were amazing, professional and a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The title of my review says it all. What more could you ask for when spending 3 days a week accomplishing your PADI open water diver certification? The moment I stepped into La Buga, it felt like home. I could not have asked for a better instructor. Leandro (instructor) was competent, knowledgeable, adapted his teaching strategies per individual, made everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Professional staff..impeccable assistance..good service! The best place ever for diving and surfing! Gracias a Leon y Leandro que me introducieron al mundo del buceo y a Manuel que me enseñó a surfear. 💙

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I was in Bocas for a couple of days after being in Costa Rica for business. My only reason for going there was to get a dive in Panama. I've dove through much of the Caribbean and an opportunity to piggy back a dive onto the end of a business trip was too good to pass up. Sadly my time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The people at la Buga art very friendly and gave me a nice first dive experience. My instructor was Leonardo, great guy, explained things very well. (They also have nice fresh fruitjuices at the bar)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went for a 2 tank dive with La Buga and had a really good time. Everything was easily booked, the boat is new and comfortable and the atmosphere at the shop and during the diving was just great! "I like my chicken fried..." ;) The next day I took a surfing class with Manu which was great as well!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I went to Bocas Del Toro for a solo summer vacation. After doing a discovery dive with Tony at La Buga I returned the next day to do my open water PADI certification. This place is so awesome. Tony is an amazing instructor-professional, extremely experienced, and to top it off-super fun! I've always wanted to learn to dive and am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you are coming to Bocas thinking about diving, you have to come to La Buga. Just stop reading reviews online. This is probably the best spot in Panama for diving. Staff very well trained and experienced, will make you be and feel safe, and no doubt they will make sure you will have fun and you will easily be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

When I was in Bocas del Toro I decided to get some experience in diving. I went to 4 of the 5 dive centers in town and informed about a Discovery Dive. I immediately felt very comfortable at La Buga and as a plus, it is also the cheapest dive center in Bocas del Toro (as far as I know).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Tony, Leandro and the crew are the best in the business. We both did our advanced Open Waters with them and on top of being extremely advanced instructors they made it so much fun. Dont even think about going anywhere else - best crew, boat, vibes, and restaurant. You will be part of the La Buga family in no time!

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