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La Buga Dive Center & Surf School

Address: Main Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Phone Number: 507 7579534
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Ranked #3 of 23 Activities in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Established in 2007, “La Buga Dive & Surf” instantly built up a reputation as a reliable and...
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a great time doing our open water diver at la buga! Leandro is a great instructor. All the employees were very friendly and didn't make us feel like customers, but more like friends. They charge $250 for the open water diver, like most other dive schools in bocas, but they have by far the best boat with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I got my PADI certification here a few weeks ago. After checking out all the other dive centers in Bocas I settled on La Buga. All the prices are the same, so you basically have to go with who you like the most. Tony and Léon are the bomb! Had tons of fun and they took us on some great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I had a great experience at La Buga. The staff was awesome! They took us out on their new catamaran to a couple dive sites, including a shipwreck. My wife was a little scarred to try diving but they said she was very welcome to come along and do some snorkeling. I seen tons of life in the sea from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I spent three days at La Buga getting my open-water certification. It was such an amazing experience and Leandro was a terrific instructor! He always made sure we were confident and secure in what we were doing, and we had a great time. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone thinking of diving for the first time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

These guys and gals love what they do and it shows. Great atmosphere to learn in. Spent 3 days w Tony getting certified, instruction was clear and easy to follow. All the staff was great. The "big boat" is spacious with a great stereo that makes the out and back trip fun. Look no further, this is the place to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Let’s start with I am very particular about Diving, Food and who I trust. When we got to the island for our month long vacation I started by going and talking to all the dive operators on the island to pick who we would dive with. I am an instructor and technical diver that has been diving for over 30... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Smart, knowledgable, safe, fun diving. fabulous food, music, drinks! Thank you for a phenomenal experience getting our dive cert. and continuing dives. Excellent location!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I went for a discovery dive at La Buga when I was visiting Bocas this month. I can't say enough about how great our instructor was. He was thorough, attentive, enthusiastic, and made sure we had fun. The two guys doing the dive with me had a little trouble with their first time scuba diving, and he was very patient... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My girlfriend and I were diving with the La Buga Team twice and had a great time. Tony made sure we were safe and felt comfortable at all times (even though we hadn't been diving for a long time). In addition, the crew is really fun and puts you in a good mood immediately. We'd definitely go back to La... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My friend and I got certified over the holidays and the staff was nothing but helpful, patient and fun! We even went for an extra dive after we finished our certification. I would recommend La Buga to anyone interested in diving. We saw sharks, seahorses, turtles and many neat fish. Thanks for all the fun times guys!

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