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Scuba Coiba

end of Main Street, at Beach Front | Santa Catalina / Sona, Santiago de Veraguas, Panama
+507-6980-7122
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Type: Water sports
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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LaPorte In
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My daughter was in the Peace Corps in Panama and wanted to have a superior dive experience so upon my visit to Panama to see her, we planned a trip to Coiba. After researching dive sites online, we chose Herbie at Scuba Coiba because of his years experience and expertise in diving the rough Pacific. We emailed back and forth... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My family and I did the Discover Scuba Course and it was a terrific experience. Our guide Cedric was very nice and helpful, and he taught us all we needed to know to feel safe underneath the water for the first time. We did two dives and saw plenty of fish, eels, rays, and sharks. I would recommend Scuba Coiba... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

The man in charge, Nick, told us after we payed that the divers have preority and when you go for snorkling your are 'lucky' that you can join. On the boat we saw an whale and that was pretty amazing. But when we arrived at Coiba National Park, all the attention went to the divers. Nick was busy with 8... More

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Herbie_Sunk, Owner at Scuba Coiba, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear, that you have been disappointed and gave only 2 out of 5 points. Asking the people on the trip and dive instructor Nik, you seemed to be pleased and did not mention anything you did not like on or after the trip. But, yes, you are right, we are a dive center, we cater mainly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Me and my girlfriend went on a 4 multiday trip with Scuba Coiba on June 15th. First of all, the diving was amazing. Huge schools of fish, lots of sharks, rays, turtles, seahorses, frogfish, octopus and so on. The accomodation was nice and clean, with A/C and private bathrooms in each dorm. Coiba is such a beautiful place, with plenty... More

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Niort, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Coiba is definitely a wonderful place for diving: we saw large schools of fish, sharks and turtles. The staff is nice. However I don't recommend diving with Scuba Coiba, because of the old equipment and a lack of safety awareness.

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Atlanta, Georgia ... for now
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I’ve had a hard writing this review. I don’t like saying bad things about good people, and Herbie Sunk, who operates Scuba Coiba is definitely good people. Unlike the management of many Panamanian operations, Hebie was very responsive to emails and sent us a lot of information that was valuable in making the trip more enjoyable. He also made an... More

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Herbie_Sunk, General Manager at Scuba Coiba, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing your Multi-Day dive trip with us in February this year and your honesty. I am glad, that you enjoyed the diving, the food and the attention you received from Scuba Coiba before and during the trip. I am really sorry to hear, that the chemistry between your party and our former divemaster / instructor... More

Bocas Town, Panama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

When we went to Santa Catalina, we knew we had to go see Coiba. My boyfriend and I had never scuba'd before, so Scuba Coiba recommended that we do the "Discover Scuba" dive. This was a great way to try scuba safely and we immediately became hooked. Our guide/teacher, Sebastian, was the perfect scuba instructor. He was so patient and... More

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I took my family to Santa Catalina in August 2013. Herbie, the proprietor of Scuba Coiba, was responsive to my emails. Once we arrived, he was friendly, and his entire staff were accommodating and helpful. That was particularly good given that we are all novice divers. Our preferred divemaster was Rebecca. She was very friendly and understanding of our novice... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Our group of 5 (myself, wife, 2 teenage children and father-in-law) had a wonderful time on our 2 day/1 night dive trip with Scuba Coiba. Herbie was very responsive in his emails when planning the trip. Rebecca was delightful in helping us get checked in. We did 6 dives in 2 days with Vincente who was helpful and knowledgeable. You... More

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New York City, New York
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19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Sadly, we saw no whale sharks, but we did see lots of other sharks! And huge schools of fish. We spent 2 days diving with Scuba Coiba and enjoyed every minute. The shop was professional and our equipment was top notch. Vicenzo was a great dive master and we loved diving at Coiba--we were the only boat at all of... More

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