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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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Established in 2007, “La Buga Dive & Surf” instantly built up a...

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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I had an amazing time doing my PADI open water dive course here. The staff here were so fantastic:-) Leandro taught me to dive and he was so lovely, he helped to calm me down when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had an amazing time doing my PADI open water dive course here. The staff here were so fantastic:-) Leandro taught me to dive and he was so lovely, he helped to calm me down when I trouble with my weight belt and was just a great fun, chilled out guy. The whole staff at this place were fantastic, not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place, with really nice staff! and the dive eduction couldn't be better! Leandro was a A grade teacher. Fun easy to talk to, but in the same time very attentive in the water, and super clear about the instructions! Me and my friends had one of our trip highlights At la buga. you felt so welcome... More 

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Thank Nicklas H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

one star for leandro and one star for lucy, thank you guys for taking such good care of me!! One star for cali one star for el capitan thank you guys for some fun hours !! And the last star for tony panamas jack sparrow thank you for being an awesome dude couldent have imagined a better divemaster then you..... More 

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Thank Lui H
Cahuita, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

These are the best divers on the island. You will not be sorry! Great crew for all ages and experience levels and training as well. You can't go wrong.

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Thank HappyinCahuita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

4 of us did discover scuba and it was AWESOME. We are all addicted. We watched a quick video then had a crash course on the boat and then in the water, then had two amazing dives. Leom (I think that's the right spelling) was a great instructor and we all felt very comfortable and safe.

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Thank Rakia R
Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just finish my open water certification with Tony who has been so patient kind and profesional wish me because i wanted to give up after five minutes and he respected ti and told me let us do it tomorrow one to one. Ti was great that i decided to do the open advanced. I lave La Buga, it is... More 

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Thank Pierre H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super friendly staff, good equipment, comfortable boat, and great dive sites made a lovely morning of fun diving at La Buga. Thanks guys!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These guys are great! They were very helpful with accommodating my unorthodox plans and they gave me a great deal on a kayak rental. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manu rocked and totally taught me how to surf in short order. Impressive given my previous experience of surfing = sucking up lots of water. This was my first surfing lesson and he was patient, fun and an excellent instructor - I caught the second wave!!!!! Manu and your many words of wisdom. thank you again !

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Thank Mara B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Bocas Town over the New Year holiday. Not being big partiers AND being short on time, we wants to schedule our dives on New Year's Day. The team accommodated us and gave our small group (just 6 of us) a wonderful experience. It was so nice to have such a small group and not have to swim... More 

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