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Address: Octopus Garden Hotel | Portobelo Maria Chiquita & Km Despues de Playa Langosta, Portobelo 0843-03087, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 6613-4405

Panama Divers is a premier dive company, owned and operated by seasoned...

Panama Divers is a premier dive company, owned and operated by seasoned PADI professionals dedicated to ensuring the safety and enjoyment of every customer and committed to protecting our fragile environment. We offer the best dive adventures available in Panama! We only dive Panama's very best locations. If you desire, we can also tailor a dive package to meet the wishes of your group such as accommodations and transportation as well as tour of all kinds.

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Super Nice Place to forget the busy city

located in rural puerto lindo but close enough to panama city to make this destination a lovely choice for a day trip. offering wonderful views of isla grande and the caribean... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 26, 2016
Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

located in rural puerto lindo but close enough to panama city to make this destination a lovely choice for a day trip. offering wonderful views of isla grande and the caribean waters,with 2 rooms able to accommodate 3 persons in each. they are a PADI certified divecenter as well as a guest house, offering all of these fine ammenities at... More 

Thank Josephcu
Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

I was visiting Panama for business and wanted to dive the weekend before. This was not the top google result, but the other divers will not dive with <4 divers, so for me that meant no confirmed dive. I tried Panama Divers and they were very friendly and helpful. Picked me up from my city hotel and then i stayed... More 

Thank Debra L
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Such a great place to dive! Everyone is friendly, will come and meet you and bring you to the resort, and speaks English. The conditions are fantastic most days, and even if they aren't you will be able to see a ton! Also very worth the price. The staff is professional, the dive master knows a ton, and all the... More 

1 Thank geotravis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

Excellent service. The captain, and the two instructors were% professional, really good teachers, they try to get into every one of the family to give us all the information and instructions with all the safety issues needed to this kind of activity.. they give us great service and attention. The facilities, boat and equipment are excellent. The administration services were... More 

Thank alejandrabarroeta
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

Panama divers made our certification an experience to remember. Not only did they have a great staff with positive attitude, but they had all the gear and were immensely helpful to setup everything for us - transportation from Gamboa, food, equipment. We had a great time and Tania is the best - she was patient (as were we !!) and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We went to Panama for a girls weekend last month as its a good place for a lot of activities and easy to get to into Panama City from the states. Getting to Portobello is another story- be prepared to pay top dollar for a rental car or deal with "island time" for a "shuttle". I've dive with Panama Divers... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015

I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights to dive. Unfortunately it was rainy and windy the days I stayed there, so after one dive I cancelled all other dives (3-5m visibility). The staff at the hotel and dive centre was very friendly, the food was okay. A trip to Portobello takes only about 10-15min with local bus (nice experience).... More 

1 Thank Tobias I
Vermilion, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2015

I am advanced open water certified and have been on hundreds of dives. I have never left a piece of gear anywhere, but I forgot my wetsuit here, MY WETSUIT. Tehy were kind enough to bring it to me at the airport as I left the country. Thank you. I'm not sure diving in Panama is spectacular anywhere, but our... More 

1 Thank Yourluckyday
Winter Park, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been taking student groups, and working in youth education, in Panama for years now, and normally we stop at Octopus Garden to swim and have lunch. But unfortunately I will never return, and I would recommend any future visitors stay away as well. I am a respectful and nonviolent person, but the current dive master - Rafael -... More 

13 Thank blake83706
Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2014

I recently contacted Panama Divers for a quick diving trip while in Panama for business. The response via email/whatsapp is not consistent and it could be frustrating at times. That being said, once at the diving center the service is outstanding! the dive master Rafael is patience and very detail oriented, the captain Giovanni is very helpful and everyone at... More 

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