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About Golden Frog Scuba
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 and SDI 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 snorkel/beach trips and contacts to hiking, beach kayak/mangrove kayak tours and horseback riding. Our facility is currently operating from the beautiful location of El Bongo Hotelito Boutique, which offers 10 rooms and an onsite restaurant. We can also provide information on area vacation rental homes if you prefer "the comforts of your own home".
Portobelo, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing time diving with Rey off the coast of Panama. We did a two tank dive with a break in between, and he had us covered from start to finish. Rey takes a serious approach to diving and the gear was all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank antxikus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We - a family of 4 (kids 13 daughter and 17 son plus us adults just over 50) - decided to try scubadiving and possibly get certified for the basic level during our x- mas holiday in Panama. The decision was kind of ad-hoc. And...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Petteri L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent diving operation, friendly and professional. Although visibility is variable, the area has healthy and very varied corals. The surface interval on a picturesque beach is very enjoyable and comes with excellent fresh fruit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I did my Rescue Diver certification with Rey and I was pleased with the fact that it was a 1 on 1 course with the instructor and he took all the time needed to answer my questions, repeat practices until I trully got them and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank afmo91
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

I went diving with Rey for two days and we completed four dives. Being rainy season visibility was not perfect, but it was still alright and we saw plenty of marine life: crabs (insanely big ones), lobsters, moray eels, octopus, and absolutely beautiful coral! Rey...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank oliviat894
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Hi, I went diving with Golden frog scuba end of September 2018. Rey is a very relaxed diver and knows what he is doing. If you let him know, when you come diving, he will organise everything. you can fit your wetsuit 5 minutes before...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sjoerd G
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I wanted to get some diving in while visiting Panama City. We originally hoped to dive both the Caribbean side and the Pacific but underestimated the complexity. So, contacting a number of dive shops looking for the better firms, I received a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 144ernieb
Reviewed June 14, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rfr7001
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Impresionist
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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May 24, 2017|
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Response from Rey S | Property representative |
We are Padi affiliated!
Richard S
February 11, 2017|
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