Scuba & snorkelling in Panama City

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Scuba & Snorkeling in Panama City

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  • Patel
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    Hello I will have to be honest as I write this review about this tour. The people were lovely and made me feel safe which is a top priority for me. The tour started at 5 am with an airport pick up. Unfortunately my guide was a bit
    late but there were some logistics that played a part here. Once I got to the car, we were asked to bring a passport which is very normal. There is a border check before you enter the San Blas Islands. The community is very controlled by the Kuna which is actually nice because it allows them to preserve the town and land and their culture which I admire. There is an entrance fee you’ll pay later in the day and there is a stop for breakfast which was awesome (you’ll usually see a ton of tourists at this point). Only 4x4s are allowed because of the road condition. Once you drive for 2 hours an 30 mins you’ll get to the boarding docks. Once here your guide (for the day) will take you in a boat to the first island. I went in the last week of March and the weather was not the best. It poured rain on us. And the boat ride was so scary, I heard this isn’t always the case but you’re in a small motor boat and the waves are rough, you can feel it, people were screaming scared and that’s the truth because I never read about transportation but it’s important to note. There was a rain storm as we left (it lasted 3 minute and we were told was normal ) After a while I couldn’t be scared because there was nothing I could do so I embraced it. Everyone is (literally) in the same boat so when we got off we had a good chat about it but THE WATER IS SO BEAUTIFUL you forget anything that happened. For the price it is ( I bought it on the website for 99$) it is worth it, you get lunch (fresh from village) transportation and 3 islands (2 land masses, and one natural beach in the middle of the ocean which I thought was really cool) my favorite part was the beach in the middle of the ocean. It was insane. You can get scuba googles and go diving. It’s really beautiful. We got back home at 6:30 Pm or 7 anf I scrubbed off. Unfortunately on the islands the toilets weren’t working and were clogged (you can’t put toilet paper in them) and when you get to the mainland (where your driver is waiting), there are showers and running toilets for 25 cents. It was worth it to experience how the Kuna people live and preserve their land but I would probably do Bocas Del Toro or try a larger boat and cleaner bathroom facility. I say this respectfully as I appreciated all their effort and love put into the tourist. The Kuna people are kind to open up their island to us and only drivers who know someone in the community are allowed to be a driver to the island. It is a lovely community and I am happy they have preserved their land. More indigenous communities should be able to organize and preserve culture in this way.

    As someone who was solo traveling, I want others people to get the best information as possible so writing this long review.
    Written April 1, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Libertad
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    I had not seen such crystal clear waters before. If you love the maritime life and the beach, this is one of the detins that you will love the most in your life. The attention and treatment was good too.
    Written October 10, 2021
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  • Franck K.
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    Juan José is one the best guide we ever had.
    We felt so peacefu, with a very friendly attitude, making the trip very simple and easy!
    We loved it!
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • Sandra S
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    My group of 10 recently went on the Portobelo Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour through Adventures Panama. The company was incredibly efficient, professional, and accommodating. My group had to make a few changes before the tour, and the company was so gracious and patient. I primarily communicated with Nele and Javier to start. They both were so helpful.

    When it came time for the actual tour, Juan was our tour guide. He is such a pleasant, sweet, patient, funny, gregarious, and overall, wonderful man! He even took time to teach me how to swim! When some of our group needed an extra hand during the kayaking, he took his time with them. He navigated us through Panama and educated us about everything we asked and even things he just thought were important to know.

    We stopped at a quaint little spot after kayaking and the beach where the food was delicious! Juan was helping the restaurant take orders. He was hands-on the entire time.

    I highly recommend this tour and Adventures Panana! I hope you are lucky enough to be connected with Juan as your guide!
    Written June 9, 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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