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

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
nathane280
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Stanford, California, United States
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Stanford, California, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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.

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Thank Diver M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I don't often write reviews, but Scuba 6 absolutely deserve one. I have just completed my PADI Open Water certification. The shop is located on the water at Bastimentos, as part of a small restaurant/hostel complex (great for breakfast pre-dive). My instructor was Glen, who was extremely cool, calm and collected throughout dives and certainly knew his stuff, having dived... More 

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Kayseri, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Ginette and Michel offer a diving experience that is unique and full of love for the underwater world. Ginette's dive briefings are very informative and really explain the specific animals and interactions you will see while you're down there. It makes the experience more interesting, so you're not just staring at fish hanging out but actually understanding exactly what they're... More 

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Michel L, Owner at Scuba 6 ECO Diving, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We really do love diving and like to share our passion to clients. We hope you will continue to discover what is going on down there. More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I did a couple fun dives here and was very impressed. I got much more out of the experience than just the dives. Very experienced and intelligent instructors who teach you all about the local ecosystem. Would definitely recommend!

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Michel L, Owner at Scuba 6 ECO Diving, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We had fun diving with you. Do continue to learn more about coral reefs. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Alles tiptop für openwaterdiver kein problem und ne tolle corallenlektion kam dazu. Michel, Janette, Glen and Roberto are very nice and family people. Thank you guys for feeling save like at home. Big ups!!

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Michel L, Owner at Scuba 6 ECO Diving, responded to this review

Thank you and keep on diving. There's a whole new world out there for you to discover. More 

Cape Charles, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Ginnette, Michel, and Glenn were all great hosts in helping me achieve my dive certification and were extremely accommodating to any needs. The experience that I had made diving that much more fun, and I highly reccommennd anyone traveling to Bocas, Bastimentos, or Red Frog Beach, and plan to dive use this dive shop!

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Michel L, Owner at Scuba 6 ECO Diving, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we also enjoyed our time spent with you. Keep on diving and discovering the under water world. There's so much to see down there More 

Bingen am Rhein, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

I was so highly confident here to do my diving certificate. In each situation Ginette, Michel, Glen and all of the professional team were so kindly and helpful. They are experts of diving and they have "joie de vivre". Here in Bastimentos / Old town is the best stay for doing diving.

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Michel L, Owner at Scuba 6 ECO Diving, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we also had fun with you. Keep on diving! More 

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