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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 Ever !!!!

La Buga is the place to go in central america. I had an amazing time and stayed a lot longer as planned thanks to Toni and the other Instructors & Bar Staff & Pinata! You can see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

La Buga is the place to go in central america. I had an amazing time and stayed a lot longer as planned thanks to Toni and the other Instructors & Bar Staff & Pinata! You can see that Toni loves this shop and he wants everyone to enjoy diving and have an awesome time underwater! I He took pics of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

When we arrived in Bocas we planned to dive for a few days. One of us needed to complete the PADI referral course and the other was already licensed for open water. They were very accommodating in letting us dive together. Leandro, our dive instructor, was very knowledgeable and helpful. The entire crew were very fun and laid back. Prices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Did my open diving very with 3 other broads and we all had the best time! He was so patient with us and helped us individually. He was good at keeping us calm and made us had an awesome diving experience. Highly recommend! Thanks Tony! Ellyn & co (Erika Jaz & Liz)

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had some rainy days in Bocas but planned our diving day perfectly! Everyone at La Buga was super helpful and energetic about the dive! The dive masters were really good at pointing out different fish we saw and telling us the names. I really enjoyed the dive and would use La Buga again! They have an overall friendliness that... More 

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Tony S, Dive Instructor at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Hi Liss!! Thanks for the nice review, glad you had a good time even though we had that rain!! Come back soon!! Tony More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you are in Bocas you need to stop at La Buga!! Initially I didn't want to dive but my instructor Tony convinced me to try it. I was terrified initially but he had my back 110% of the way! It ended up being one of the best experiences of my life. He was such a great teacher! The instructors... More 

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Tony S, Dive Instructor at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Yo Jasmine!!! You rock girl!! I'm so glad you came in for tasty margaritas, you girls were such a fun group, and we miss you tons around here. Awesome job again, it was absolutely my pleasure being your instructor. Hope to see you again one day! Tony More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Everyone at La Buga was super friendly and made our first diving experience amazing. Tony was great and this was the highlight of our trip. Highly recommended

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Tony S, Dive Instructor at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Hell yeah Lizz!! Thanks for such a nice response. Really glad you guys had fun, we had a blast that week, people like you are why we love this job so much. Safe travels and get some fresh powder for me!! Tony More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I had a perfect great time here in Bocas, also with the dive school La Buga. Everyone is really friendly, patiently, every day in a great mood and I felt really comfortable on every dive I had with everyone from the guys. You can see and feel that everyone of them loves the job if it's diving or surfing:).. I'm... More 

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College Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Everything about La Buga is so put together and the entire team is so enthusiastic about diving. I am an instructor and was just our with them for a fun dive. Our divemaster Kaly did an incredible job with our group! We had two kids, their parents, and my friend and I in our group. He made it a fun... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Had the best time getting my advanced dive cert with La Buga. Tony was a phenomenal instructor, helped to build my skill set and build confidence in my diving! He was so fun and easy going and incredibly knowledgeable! The whole staff were great, felt like

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Tony S, Dive Instructor at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Kel!! Really glad you enjoyed your advanced course, you rocked it!! Of course, you being a firefighter I'm sure it was a breeze, much easier than your job. Was very proud to be able to teach a freaking firefighter something!! Come back and see us some time!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Tony and the guys at La Buga are so enthusiastic and passionate about diving, which rubbed off on our entire group! They made our dive trip SO much fun with a mix of ages ranging from 12 to 50 years old.. It was a blast- I would 100% dive again with La Buga, it was the best day we had... More 

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Tony S, Dive Instructor at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Yeah Mads!! Thanks for taking the time to write a review, it means a lot to our whole team here. Really glad you had such a good time!!! More 

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