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Panama Dive Center

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Santa Catalina, Panama
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About Panama Dive Center
We offer SCUBA DIVE products and Services and all PADI Courses at Coiba's National Park, we are the first 5 Star PADI Dive Resort Authorized in Santa Catalina. Coiba National Park and it's main Island, Coiba Island, offers the most beautiful landscapes you can imagine in day trips. We've been recognized by our clients as the best PADI Scuba Dive Resort in Santa Catalina.
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Monica C wrote a review Yesterday
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Great experience with wonderful divers! Sabina, Camilo and Cedric were super attentive and great instructors. Best diving center in Santa Catalina
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Date of experience: January 2022
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bdhowley wrote a review Yesterday
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania16 contributions5 helpful votes
I think my husband fell in love with Camillo on our dive trip! We've dove all over the world but had THE most fun on this trip because of the service. A good dive master can make or break a dive experience. These guys go up and beyond to make sure you're having the best time. Great communication and super helpful every step of the way!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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wasklywabbit wrote a review Jan 13
Nanaimo39 contributions17 helpful votes
I really appreciated how enthusiatic the staff and owners are and how much experience they have. The pre dive briefing was easily the most comprehensive that I have ever had. Little things like having coffee ready for my caffine need was great. And Coiba Island had the biggest variety of marine life that I can remember in my more than 150 dives. The schools of big fish was really great to see and three varieties of shark in one dive was a first for me. A dive computer was included in the equipment which was unusual in my experience but it allows them to do 3 tanks in one day safely. There was a maximum of six divers on the boat and one dive master so the group size was perfect. Definitely I am thinking of returning for more diving with them.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Tobias L wrote a review Jan 5
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I highly recommend going diving with Panama Dive Center. I did the Open Water and Advanced Open Water Courses there and also some fun diving. The support is very good and very friendly. The whole process went smothly. The dive center is clean and you get all the diving equipment you need. Go there the evening before diving to find the correct size of the diving suit and other equipment. The one hour boat ride to Coiba might be long, but you get amazing diving spots there with a lot of wild life. Book in advance on their webside, to make sure you get a spot on the boat.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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David G wrote a review Jan 2
St. Petersburg, Florida4 contributions
We had a great 3 dive trip with Panama Dive Center. We stopped in the evening before for equipment sizing. It was a rainy morning and a bumpy ride out, but once we got out there things cleared up and the water was smooth. Lots of white tipped sharks and morays on first dive. My daughter saw a seahorse on 2nd dive, and 3 of us who went to safety stop early had a huge school of barracuda circle us - quite an experience. On the third dive saw 3 turtles, a scorpion fish, 3 frogfish, lobsters an a school of devil rays. In the boat waiting for other divers to come up we had a whale shark show up out of the blue right next to the boat which was quite an experience. Between dives we had nice visits to deserted, really nice beaches. Great service overall. I appreciate how they handled our mix of diving experience.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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