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Golden Frog Scuba

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Golden frog scuba

Golden Frog Scuba 🇵🇦Can’t be beat 🧜🏾‍♀️ Golden Frog scuba dive operation is a step above the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
rfr7001
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Grover Beach, California
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Hard to Find. Next to Captain Jack Restaurant or Bongo Hotel I

Rey’s is not the best marketing man. There is no visible sign pointing to this dive shop from the... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
Impresionist
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London, United Kingdom
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Golden Frog Scuba is an independently owned dive operation offering certification training in Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Rescue, as well as other specialties, provided by a PADI certified Master Scuba Diver Trainer.Not only do we offer certification and dive excursions in the Portobelo area and beyond, we provide activities for non-divers as well such as airboat tours and/or fishing on Lake Gatun, deep sea fishing on the Caribbean and contacts to hiking, beach kayak/mangrove kayak tours and horseback riding.Though our facility currently does not offer hotel or restaurant amenities, we can refer you to many area establishments offering good food as well as information on area vacation rental homes if you prefer "the comforts of your own home".
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Portobelo, Panama
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Golden Frog Scuba 🇵🇦Can’t be beat 🧜🏾‍♀️ Golden Frog scuba dive operation is a step above the rest. Rey Sanchez goes out of his way to meet your needs, and his professional demeanor & standards are above reproach. His wife Dawn is a friendly face...More

Thank rfr7001
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Rey’s is not the best marketing man. There is no visible sign pointing to this dive shop from the road so I drove past at least three times. That said I understand he is about to move to Bongo Hôtel/ Captain Jack Restaurant so it...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

We were a group of 10 people including kids. We used Golden frog for Snorkelling and Scuba both in Portobelo and couldn't be any happier to choose them for our snorkel trip! It was a great experience with Ray. He took us two spots for...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

I came here with my 2 teenage children, not planning on diving, but we met up with Ray and he agreed to take us out for 1 dive during our visit. We saw many fish and beautiful coral colours. He also had a fellow dive...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 10 and the center was really good at accommodating us - there was a boat for the certified divers and a boat for the discovery but we all met again for snacks (amazing homemade cookies) and everyone has a really...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

My husband and I spent 5 days diving with Golden Frog Scuba in Feb 2018 and despite the terrible diving conditions and an ear infection, we had a great time diving with Rey. He is a unassuming man with a great love and respect for...More

Thank manika104
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

Our Panama accommodations were in Playa Coronado....no good diving. I connected with Rey and made reservations for a double-tank dive on Monday, February 5. It was a long drive, so we stayed at El Bongo---which we highly recommend! It's a 1-minute walk to Golden Frog....More

Thank Paula F
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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Was on my way to Malpelo for some superb diving only to find out I needed advanced ow and nitrox certification to enter the park. Was flying into Cali via Panama so extended the layover so I could fit in the certification there. Googled the...More

Thank Henry S
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

I had a chance to dive with Golden Frog Scuba during the period January 21st-Januaary 23rd. Portobelo represents very good Caribbean diving. The reefs are long and and can go very deep, probably past the 40 meter mark. Portobelo is a very relaxed town in...More

Thank lorensanbuceo
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Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a low-key couple of days of diving in Panama over the long Thanksgiving weekend. I found Golden Frog Scuba on TripAdvisor as the number one dive shop in the area months in advance. Communicating with Rey was easy over email and...More

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marabts
May 24, 2017|
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Response from Rey S | Property representative |
We are Padi affiliated!
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Richard S
February 11, 2017|
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Response from Rey S | Property representative |
Hi Richard, we normally leave around 9 am...but we like to arrive earlier for gear issued. I can pick you up at no additional cost to you around 8 am in the morning in front of the zoo in Maria chiquita. Our 2 tank dives go... More
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