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Address: Portobelo, Panama
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+507 6586-4838

Golden Frog Scuba is an independently owned dive operation offering...

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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the best dive shop in Portobelo

I had a great time diving with Ray at Golden Frog. He has a ton of experience in the area and knows which sites will be better on which days. Panama's scuba sites are limited... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great time diving with Ray at Golden Frog. He has a ton of experience in the area and knows which sites will be better on which days. Panama's scuba sites are limited with a wealth of sites outlawed to dive in San Blas you've really only got Bocas and Portobelo on the caribbean side. The diving around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Golden Frog Scuba is a great dive shop. Rey is patient, calm, experienced and overall a great person. I liked GFS enough that I after doing a course there last year, I recently returned to do another. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Diving in Portobelo is just amazing and the Divemaster Ray Sanchez will surprise you with spectacular dive spots and take best care of you! If you want to scuba dive, do it with Golden Frog Scuba!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

I got my PADI certification across 3 countries, as Open Water training in the California coast during Christmas time is just unpleasant, cold, and not too many local dive shops are open this time of year. As I arrived in Panama City, I called and emailed around for a local shop that will be available to do my open water... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Rey was very friendly and helpful for us first-time snorkelers. The water was not very clear, due to the weather, but he took us by boat to two snorkeling locations and insisted we make the experience our own - he did not press us for time, and asked us if we wanted to go to the second location or stay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Had a very relaxing and enjoyable snorkel and dive with them. A very zen dive experience. They took 11 members of our family snorkeling and 4 of us diving and everyone loved it. Lunch at the restaurant above is a MUST. Took care of all 15 of us last minute and everyone thought that day was the highlight of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time on Christmas Eve day diving with Rey Sanchez in Portobelo. Would highly recommend him to anyone visiting Panama and ready to dive! Thanks Rey

Thank Blaine B
North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Rey from Golden Frog provided our group with a phenomenal diving experience during our trip to Panama. I would definitely recommend Golden Frog to everyone that is looking for an adventure that is led by a true professional. Rey is very organized and knowledgeable in all aspects of diving. Thanks again Rey for a great experience!

Thank chris f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Golden Frog provided our group with a truly first class dive experience. Rey is very knowledgeable and extremely professional with his instruction. I will definitely be revisiting!!!

Thank Mark W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Have had an excellent experience diving with Rey. Equipment and boat are in great condition. The dives are well organised - in beautiful spots. Rey has a great eye and makes sure you have a great experience. Lisa who was working with Rey on our last dive was excellent too - was really patient with my partner who was having... More 

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