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Address: Main Street | Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos 0101, Panama
Phone Number: +507 6722-5245
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Welcome to Scuba 6 Eco Diving and our little corner of paradise....

Welcome to Scuba 6 Eco Diving and our little corner of paradise.

Specializing in small groups allows us to do things differently. First, we offer high quality personalized service and cater to the client’s individual needs. Our extra-long bottom times, one-of-a-kind dive briefings and our unique and innovative way of guiding the dives have earned us the reputation of offering the best dive experiences in Bocas del Toro. When it comes to dive training, we make an extra effort to help students attain a higher level of skills and confidence than normally achieved.That’s the difference passion makes.

We are the only dive operation in Panama to offer eco diving and citizen scientist programs that show divers how to collect scientific data that marine biologists and foundations will use to help protect the marine environment this in turn makes your dives even more fun. We also apply sustainable business practices and continuously strive to leave less of a footprint.

Michel is co-owner and a PADI Course Director with a stellar reputation and over 25 years dive experience. Ginette is co-owner, a PADI instructor with over 20 years dive experience - her passion is coral reef ecology. All team members are trained in eco diving and sustainable practices.

Come dive with us and find out first hand why so many people make us their number one choice.

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Dive great, dive masters most impressive

Luckily we decided to go for a diving tour rather at the end of our journey through Panama and Costa Rica. And luckily this happened to be on Bastiementos with Michel and Ginette... read more

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

Luckily we decided to go for a diving tour rather at the end of our journey through Panama and Costa Rica. And luckily this happened to be on Bastiementos with Michel and Ginette at Scuba 6. First of all, when we stopped at the office to get some infos we already were overloaded with data but in a very pleasant... More 

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Thank Reg0208
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really recommend Eco 6 Diving to divers. Most of the reviews I've read here are from people that are just getting certified (and that's great, bravo to you new divers), but what about those of us that are already certified and want to have fun dives? For experience divers as myself I believe you will have a great time.... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

I decided to do my open water in Bastimientos and it was the best decision I could ever make. From the very beginning I felt comfortable and like i was in the right hands to do my course at this place. Michel, the owner is a very experienced diver and you can feel his passion for it. He is a... More 

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Thank Marina W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

The team made of Michel and his wife Ginette, a couple from Quebec, is stunning! They have such a great knowledge of the marine life there and around the world. They are really patient with beginners and they did so many dives in their life that people with more experience will also enjoy their company. The diving sites are diversified... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My girlfriend and I only had 2 days in Bocas Del Toro and we spent them getting Scuba Certified at Scuba 6 Eco Dive on Isla Bastimentos. We took their two day course and could not have been more pleased with our experience. They went out of their way to help us with transportation, feed us, teach us not only... More 

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Michel L, Owner at Scuba 6 ECO Diving, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review. We enjoyed diving with you. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

This is the place for diving around bocas del toro. Superb gear and incredibly good staff. Maybe not the best dive sites if you explored already some of the world but the passionated staff makes it worth your money!

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Michel L, Owner at Scuba 6 ECO Diving, responded to this review

Thank you for your good words about Scuba 6 ECO Diving. Yes, you are right. We are passionate about diving and even more about protecting the marine environment. We sincerely hope our passion is contagious and will incite more people to protect the environment. Hope to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We had one of our best diving experiences, 3 dives, including a night one. The guides have a lot of experience, "buena onda" and are willing to teach. We were impressed by Michel's buoyancy thecnique and Ginnete's knowledge and passion for ecology. Joaquín was also a great captain and guide. We valued that the dives lasted at least for an... More 

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Michel L, Owner at Scuba 6 ECO Diving, responded to this review

Hi Jpmullerb, Thank you for your great review. We are extremely happy you appreciated our service and most of all, your dives with us. Thank you for confirming we have met our commitment of longer dives and better service to our clients. As a matter of fact, my computer tells me your dive times were as follows: 1s dive –... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

I loved Michel and his wife! I started and finished with success and great joy my first dive certification . Michel is an excellent teacher , he followed me with calm and patience and gave me a lot of confidence and safety on the water . I recommend to everybody this dive center ! They also are very active and... More 

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Michel L, Owner at Scuba 6 ECO Diving, responded to this review

Hi Mara, Thank you for your great review. Just to remind you that your success is your own doing. I was only there to guide you and to provide cousel. You crafted your own success and I am exremely proud of your progress and achievement. Yes, we love the ocean and will work very hard to transmit our love and... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My group did two tank dives in the morning on two separate days. Ginette and Michel were friendly and extremely helpful. All our brand new gear was set up on the dock for us at the time of our arrival and we were ready to go ----one problem, our boat had engine problems and we had to sit for over... More 

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Michel L, Owner at Scuba 6 ECO Diving, responded to this review

Thank you Willegan for your comments. First, let us say that we enjoyed having you with us; it’s always a pleasure to be with great people and avid divers. Bye the way, I just got an email confirming the first lionfish sighting in Columbia so, keep on hunting them. We do apologize again for the motor problem but, unfortunately such... More 

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We booked with Ginette and Michel from Canada and found the dive shop right alongside the main dock at Old Bank (Bastimentos town). Robertus (Holland) was our dive guide (previous owner) and he took four of us out for a two-tank dive trip. Brand new gear, excellent condition. Both dives were relatively shallow but we were underwater for over an... More 

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