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Address: Main Street | Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos 0101, Panama
Phone Number: +507 6722-5245
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Welcome to Scuba 6 Eco Diving and our little corner of paradise....

Welcome to Scuba 6 Eco Diving and our little corner of paradise.

Specializing in small groups allows us to do things differently. First, we offer high quality personalized service and cater to the client’s individual needs. Our extra-long bottom times, one-of-a-kind dive briefings and our unique and innovative way of guiding the dives have earned us the reputation of offering the best dive experiences in Bocas del Toro. When it comes to dive training, we make an extra effort to help students attain a higher level of skills and confidence than normally achieved.That’s the difference passion makes.

We are the only dive operation in Panama to offer eco diving and citizen scientist programs that show divers how to collect scientific data that marine biologists and foundations will use to help protect the marine environment this in turn makes your dives even more fun. We also apply sustainable business practices and continuously strive to leave less of a footprint.

Michel is co-owner and a PADI Course Director with a stellar reputation and over 25 years dive experience. Ginette is co-owner, a PADI instructor with over 20 years dive experience - her passion is coral reef ecology. All team members are trained in eco diving and sustainable practices.

Come dive with us and find out first hand why so many people make us their number one choice.

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Amazing dive center!

Michelle and ginette are really nice and friendly instructors and we learn amazingly many things about marine life! Best about that, it was very interesting, not the usual... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Michelle and ginette are really nice and friendly instructors and we learn amazingly many things about marine life! Best about that, it was very interesting, not the usual schoolcourse stuff ;) the Divesites we were, were Okey but also not utterly amazing. Me and my girlfriend did 4 dives which were quite expensive, but the gear is new and great... More 

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Duffel, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicolas and I recently spent 5 days at Scuba 6 Eco Diving on Isla Bastimentos. Nicolas got his Open Water Padi certification with Michel, the best instructor I've ever met, expert knowledge, great at explaining and very patient. I did my refresher with Glen, who also is a top notch instructor with a great sense of humor. We also were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You guys are absolutely great. Thanks so much for having us for our open water certificate with Glen. I'm travelling north but keep contemplating turning around to come do my advanced... To me this was the best place in Panama, no exaggeration. The course was relaxed, realistic, safe and informative. Thanks for your patience Glen and helping us through to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I did our open water diving course here over four days. Had a really great experience. Glenn was a patient, knowledgeable and funny instructor and made us feel safe and comfortable at all times. Our dives were quite long and it was a very personalised experience. Michel and ginette were also very nice and knew lots about... More 

Thank LauraWane
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dove 3 days with SCUBA 6 Eco Diving. My diving skills were rusty, and so I was a little hesitant to just jump in. Glen and Elfie were SUPER patient and supportive as they helped me refresh my skills! I could not have asked for a better refresher experience! Michel and Ginette were great as well. The whole staff... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

The diving itself was great with Glenn, knowledgeable and very good at pointing out unusual sea life. But the best part of my experience was the pre-dive eco orientation with Jeanette who I presume is an owner of the shop. I learned so much in the 30 minutes she spent with me and gained a far greater appreciation than I... More 

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Stanford, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Everyone's comments regarding the experience and helpfulness of the staff ring very true. I'd add that for my first time diving, the "experience scuba" was incredible. I was especially surprised by how much responsibility I was given; there was little hand holding beyond the initial exercises and we were able to go straight into doing 40ft open water dives. While... More 

Thank nathane280
Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Thanks to Michel, Janette and Glen for transferring their passion for diving to our kids. Glen did a great course training for our 3 kids : making sure they will be responsible divers.

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Ronda, Andalucia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Michel and Janette run a great operation; friendly, knowledgeable, thorough, patient and well priced. Their Eco aspect is genuine, educating and informing about the diving environment and how to preserve it. We booked a Junior Open Water course for our 12 year old, and 2 Bubblemakers each for our two younger children (10 and 8). Us parents snorkelled for one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

This shop deserves a great review, they do their best despite the diving spots are no so great, visibility is poor and reefs not so nice, but very nice toadfish and some barracudas.

Thank Diver M

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