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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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Best place to dive!

The instructor was very professional, the dives were superb and it was really fun! We did 1 star (3 days) and enjoyed every minute of it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The instructor was very professional, the dives were superb and it was really fun! We did 1 star (3 days) and enjoyed every minute of it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Made my Open Water Dive Course at La Buga. Everything was perfect. Our instructor Leandro, or I should say "The Underwater Son Goku", was great and made me feel so comfortable. The rest of the crew is awesome too, very good vibes at La Buga. They offer great Dive-Spots, I saw a nurse shark and other cool fish. BigThanks to... More 

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I've got a serious complaint: la buga got so much home and family for me that I didn't want to leave after a year of frequent visitung. Made wonderful diving and surfing experiences with Tony, Piñata and the rest of the la-buga-crew without a minute of insecurity. Thank you for everything!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I can't recommend this dive centre enough. I have tried a couple of dives in other places and had never been able to clear my mask so had to give up. One dive with Leandro and I can do it! Everyone was incredibly helpful and managed to calm my nerves. We had a fantastic afternoon. Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We did 4 dives and a surfing lesson with La Buga and had a great time. Tony, Manu, Lucky the dog and the others were super friendly and really made made us feel welcome. Tony was the most easygoing and professional dive master we've met. And Manu must be the most patient surfing instructor - we didn't do to well... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

if you're in Bocas you ought to dive, surf, or just hang out at La Buga. It's got the best location, set up and staff to ensure you enjoy your time. A big thanks to Tony and the crew for the great diving.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The best! A must go! Dive surf, boats,,the beaches,,,,,,,,the staff, cuisine, atmosphere.....a unique place on this Earth!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Manu is a AWESOME instructor. Gosh such patience, I would have given up long ago but he stuck with me and VERY patiently guided me through the steps over and over and over. Thanks to him I got my first taste of surfing and as intimidated as I felt in the morning I feel much more confident now. Thanks Manu,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Had an amazing few hours at La Buga. Great atmosphere right on the water. Cocktail hour was until 8pm and we had the passionfruit daiquiris - best I've ever had! Don't leave Bocas without trying them - great staff also! Will def be back in the next night or two!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

So I decided on a whim I wanted to become Open Water Certified, conveniently disregarding the fact that I am not super keen on swimming or the water in general. Ok, I'm scared of the water... Sounds like a great time right? Right! The course can be done in 3 days, it took me 6. The first day I cried... More 

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Address: Main Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Phone Number: 507 7579534
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town

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