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Address: Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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+507 757-9737
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The most dynamic shop on the island. All our equipment is new. Nitrox will...

The most dynamic shop on the island. All our equipment is new. Nitrox will be available January, 2013. Our boat was specifically built for diver safety and comfort and our 4 stroke engine shows our commitment to marine protection. Owner Eddie is a PADI Course Director who offers instruction from beginner to instructor level in English, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, French. We also offer the widest range of eco-programs available with some exclusive to us.

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$61.00*
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Diving in Bocas del Toro
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$110.00*
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Two Tank Dive in Bocas del Toro

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Great shop, awesome diving and an even more awesome family!

I've been to plenty of dive shops and this spot is one of my favorites simply because of how comfortable I felt here. The atmosphere and the crew that work here are all so nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
May L
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to plenty of dive shops and this spot is one of my favorites simply because of how comfortable I felt here. The atmosphere and the crew that work here are all so nice and passionate about their work, it shows. The equipment is well taken care of as well. On one of my fun dives, Mariela had her... More 

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Thank May L
Stockholm, Sweden
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85 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bocas Dive center is a great diving center and I can really recommend it. They care about safety, the equipment is clean and well taken care of and the service is awsome. I was diving with them many times and got the feeling they really care about the customer! They have fruit, water and towel on boad the boats and... More 

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Thank Kaos M
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Eddie and Luis were great dive guides and as a novice diver I felt safe the whole time. Fun dives, great coral and we saw a ship wreck. Boat and scuba gear are well maintained.

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Thank Joanna M
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

BEST EXPERIENCE EVER! Eddie offered us a free diving lesson which was amazing. We decided to go again and we loved it. They were very friendly and it is a very good place to start diving. Thanks a lot to Eddie, Luis and Mariela!

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Thank Céline S
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I started out with the Open Water Diver course and by the end of our vacation a month later I had completed the Advanced Open Water, Emergency First Response, and the Rescue Diver Course! My instructor Hector was a very good teacher! Overall we had an amazing time at BDC and will hopefully be back soon to complete the Dive... More 

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Thank Edda K
Eddie I, Owner at Bocas Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Edda! We were so sad that you and Sheldon had to leave early! However, we enjoyed every minute having you guys around the dive center; you brought so much good energy! We are glad that you enjoyed diving with us and we can't wait until you come back to finish with your divemaster certifications! More 

Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With a group of 4 we did the "Discover scuba diving" experience with Katja and it was amazing. The experience itself was incredible and Katja is VERY professional, friendly and you can see she's passionate for what she does. We felt so confident with her! We’d have loved to pass the padi certification with it if we had more time... More 

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Thank Rafael P
Eddie I, Public Relations Manager at Bocas Dive Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your time diving with us! We are happy that you now feel confident in the water so that you can get your PADI Open Water Diver certification in the future! We would love to have you come back and earn your certification with us anytime! More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first time diving and I had a wonderful time. Our instructor Katja made it a remarkable experience, she is very experienced and fun!

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Thank Amaury P
Eddie I, Public Relations Manager at Bocas Dive Center, responded to this review

We are glad that you chose Bocas Dive Center for your first diving experience! Thank you for your great words! More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of five did a Discover Scuba class with Eddie. He was a fabulous teacher, very patient with my teenagers. We had a lot of attention from his staff, all very friendly and flexible to work with. I went on to do my OWD certification. Again, everyone was very flexible, working with me so that I could enjoy my... More 

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Thank Melissa G
Eddie I, Public Relations Manager at Bocas Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Melissa, it was very nice having your family around! We really enjoyed working with you. We are so glad you made the decision to continue with your OWD certification. Now go enjoy some more cool dives! Yours, Mariela, Ed and the Bocas Dive Center team More 

Panama City, Panama
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here I am, back again to Bocas Dive Center. This time I just finished my Advanced open water diver course and I couldn't be more happy. Lara is an amazing person and instructor! As for the dive shop, same lovely people, awesome atmosphere and great diving. Always helping and making sure you have everything you need to enjoy your dive.... More 

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Thank DorianFlorin
Eddie I, Public Relations Manager at Bocas Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back and believing in our programs! Bocas Dive Center will always have its doors open for you. See you tomorrow! More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to a few other dive shops and while they were good, this place was even better. The staff was awesome and accommodating and worked around the other activities we had planned. My dive instructor Mariela Herrarte was awesome! She made the whole experience enjoyable. They are even in the process of building a new shop next door, I... More 

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Thank Timothy B
Eddie I, Dive INSTRUCTOR at Bocas Dive Center, responded to this review

Hi Tim and Shannon! I had such a fun time diving with you guys for your AOW! Hope to see you back again soon in our new hotel; maybe by then I will have a BCD as cool as yours!! Regards, Mariela More 

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