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La Buga Dive Center & Surf School

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Bocas Town, Panama
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About La Buga Dive Center & Surf School
Established in 2007, “La Buga Dive & Surf” instantly built up a reputation as a reliable and renowned Dive Center & Surf School in Bocas del Toro. No matter if you decide to go diving or surfing with us, we will ensure that you will have a fabulous time experiencing the multifaceted natural resources Bocas del Toro has to offer. You can also rent one of our kayaks or Stand-Up Paddle Boards. Our qualified national staff is providing top quality service by constantly reflecting our core values: Safety, Convenience and Fun! The locals can show you the best dive sites and have an eagle eye for spotting marine life. Hope to see you soon! Your La Buga Family
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Vulkanika wrote a review Sep 2020
Panajachel, Guatemala1 contribution
The great experience that all staff have, the savoir Faire, the cool, the chic, I couldn't ask for more!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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picklerick93 wrote a review Mar 2020
Mexico City, Mexico5 contributions1 helpful vote
I did my PADI Open Water with La Buga and it was perfect. Everything very well explained, I felt always safe and it was a lot of fun! :) I did an extra Fun Dive after the course, on which you get a discount on if you did the Open Water with them. Definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Shauna Sledge wrote a review Mar 2020
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Wonderful staff, great amenities, fun and friendly staff Excellent food and drink options Diving also a good and safe experience And Adair was a wonderful server!!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Kyle H wrote a review Mar 2020
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I finished up my open water certification with La Buga on my trip to Panama. Bocas del Toro is a beautiful area to vacation and La Buga provided a great diving experience. They are located right in town and easy to get get to. Ivan was my instructor. He spoke excellent English and is a great instructor. I would recommend Ivan and the crew of La Buga to anyone that is interested in diving for the first time or for veteran divers. They brought me to some beautiful dive areas. I would love to do it again sometime!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from LaBugaPanama, Propietario at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Hola Kyle! Thank you for your comment, we appreciate the feedback and are very glad you enjoyed it! It was a pleasure to have you with us, we hope to see you again soon for more diving!!! Saludos from the la buga team
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Shellys6 wrote a review Feb 2020
Cleveland, Ohio172 contributions92 helpful votes
This was my second visit to Bocas and La Buga (first in July 2017-where i was certified with them). I was impressed yet again with Leandro, Ivan and the entire dive staff. We had a great day diving where safety was a top priority. We saw a shark, octopus, eel, lionfish, stingray and a TON of beautiful reef fish. The surfboard selection is average but i found a decent enough board and the discount (because i was a dive client) was great. The young lady that works the front desk was super helpful with all of our questions. I will be back in a few months and look forward to diving with them again!! The food and coffee at their shop, La Bugita is excellent, as well!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from LaBugaPanama, Propietario at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Hey Shelly, Thank you so much for your comment and feedback!! We're very happy you enjoyed your time with us. We love having you here and can't wait for your third visit (: Saludos from the la buga team!!!!
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