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La Buga Dive Center & Surf School

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Address: Main Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 757-9534
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Established in 2007, “La Buga Dive & Surf” instantly built up a...

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 international staff is providing top quality service by constantly reflecting our core values: Safety, Convenience and Fun! Hope to see you soon!Your La Buga Family

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Diving Experience Here At La Buga!!!

I had an amazing experience down here at La Buga being able to get my open water certification, and my Advanced certification. Thanks so much guys!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Maya E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had an amazing experience down here at La Buga being able to get my open water certification, and my Advanced certification. Thanks so much guys!!

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Thank Maya E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an amazing time doing my Open Water qualifications, couldn't have found a better place to learn. All the staff were great, super-friendly and relaxed but the course was very professional. Went to some cool dive sites, saw some incredible marine life and the coral seascape is totally crazy. Loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone was SO nice!!! They took us out to a break via boat and it was empty and awesome! Great price and incredibly friendly staff. They even watch the stuff you leave behind on the dock. Went back to get kayaks and sup from them too. They also do scuba. Would def recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My son had to complete his open water certification and this was a great place for him to do his check out dives. Lucy was so helpful all along the way....from communicating what to expect even before getting to Panama, flexibility around scheduling, making my son feel comfortable and ensuring he was successful, and even following up to make sure... More 

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Thank Mollie B
labugadive, Manager at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review Mollie, I had a great time diving with Sylvan and teaching him to get certified. Say hi to Peter and Jen from us too! Lucy and the La Buga Family More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an awesome experience with Lucy and the rest of the crew getting my PADI certification! Highly recommended!

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labugadive, Manager at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Yeahhh Jacob! Great job on your Open Water, was a lot of fun with you guys! Lucy and the La Buga Family More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

La Buga is hands down the most fun, chill, and professional dive shop I've been to. Great for beginners or certified divers. I got certified with two of my buddies and they made the process super relaxed and as convenient as possible. Awesome staff and fair prices.

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Thank bbissonette
labugadive, Manager at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Bennie and the jets! Thank you for review! Have a safe trip back home and behave! Lucy and the La Buga Family More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, great time diving! They even lent us their gopro without charge. Kudos to La Buga Family! Shoutout to Leandro from "los cuatro chinitos"! ;)

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Thank Yarelis C
labugadive, Manager at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you Yarelis ad the cuatro chinitos! Leandro said hi! La Buga Family More 

St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did my Open Water in La Buga! Thanks Leandro for your competent but also funny way of teaching! I learned so quick! I had a great time with you guys!

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labugadive, Manager at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Excellent job Anne, you made it very easy for Leandro! Come back soon! La Buga Family More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I travelled with my boyfriend and we loved diving with La Buga crew! It was really easy to book a dive, we scheduled the same day. Their equipment and boat are in perfect conditions. Lucy, our dive master was kind, professional and fun! We had a great time! Highly recommended !

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labugadive, Manager at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you Isabella, it was a pleasure taking you guys! If you ever visit the Netherlands, come find me! Lucy and the La Buga Family More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to La Buga to get my open water certification, I had never dove before and it turns out I was super nervous! Leandro was my instructor and he was great, he talked me through a few panicky moments and by the end I was confident and loving it. He was so encouraging and fun. I did a dive... More 

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labugadive, Manager at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Yeahhh India! Thank you so much for joining us! Great time with you and your friends. Killed that tequilo bottle. Say hi to everyone and come back soon! Lucy and the La Buga guys More 

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