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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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Dominic J wrote a review Nov 2021
Cologne, Germany268 contributions124 helpful votes
I just finished my open water diver course yesterday at the La Buga dive and surf and I am absolutely happy that I chose this place for getting my diving certificate. The booking was super easy and the friendly girl at the counter informed me about the overall procedure of the course. For the practical part my instructors Ivan and Beko taught me everything I need to know in a very friendly but professional manner. I was lucky to be the only student so they were fully focused on me and to educate me well. I always felt absolutely safe with this team and had an amazing time and incredible divings during the course. Also all the other staff incl. boat driver and instructors treated me like being a part of their lovely diving family. Thank you guys for the amazing time and I'm sure to see you again soon. I 100% recommend La Buga!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Carter Ryan wrote a review Nov 2021
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I received my open water dive certification at La Buga in November 2021. Ivan was my instructor and I had a great time. Ivan was a great instructor as he explained every thing clearly and in great detail. The course was both fun and informative. After two days and 5 dives I feel confident in my diving ability and can’t wait to do it again. I would definitely recommend the program at La Buga. As for the the diving locations, they are great. Lots of coral, fish and a rainbow of different colors. Plenty of variety. Shipwrecks we’re very cool to see as well. Good at the restaurant is very good too, I recommend the Yuca fries !
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Date of experience: November 2021
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David L wrote a review Oct 2021
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We did to 1h dives with our instructor Ivan and it was soo nice :) We even saw a small nurse shark :) Ivan later gave us his GoPro Videos for free ;)
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Date of experience: October 2021
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lalaella24 wrote a review Oct 2021
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam3 contributions
We had a great time diving with La Buga! The instructor Ivan was very kind and explained everything very well. The reef we have diven at, was super beautiful and so colorful - we even saw a reefshark. Awesome! Absolutely recommend diving there!!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Paul S wrote a review Oct 2021
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Ivan was a fantastic teacher for an open water license. Would highly recommend! The atmosphere is relaxed, I met great people on the dive including the instructors, and I felt 100% safe
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Date of experience: October 2021
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