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Coiba Dive Center

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Calle Principal, Santa Catalina 0352, Panama
+507 6780-1141
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Very pro and mastered

We decided to try scuba diving with our 2 kids (10 and 14 y.o) and were taken care by dive master... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JCBeISA
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Nice Diving, nice Spots!!!

Alberto and Julie are super nice! We had three days of diving and enjoyed them a lot. On one day... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AlyssaThomas
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Sankt Augustin, Germany
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The Best Diving in Panama. Coiba Dive Center is located in the heart of Santa Catalina, Panama, just a one-hour boat ride to world class diving. Coiba National Park has been described by many as the "New Galapagos" and the "New Cocos," Isla Coiba is by far the best diving Panama has to offer.
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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“whale sharks” (11 reviews)
“day trip” (12 reviews)
“fish” (15 reviews)
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Calle Principal, Santa Catalina 0352, Panama
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to try scuba diving with our 2 kids (10 and 14 y.o) and were taken care by dive master Alberto. None of us had real experience before. Alberto is very good in gradually bringing all young and less young to be comfortable with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alberto and Julie are super nice! We had three days of diving and enjoyed them a lot. On one day the boat was pretty full and on the other we have been alone! That's how the business runs! We can't evaluate the gear as we...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We booked a two tank dive in the Coiba National Forest. I chose to snorkel and my son (14) dove. We had such an awesome trip with our dive instructor Alba, Armando our snorkel guide, and Kenny our boat driver that we booked a second...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

I was in Santa Catalina last week and dove with several shops. The diving is great, but after diving one day with Coiba Dive Center, I left my equipment there overnight and when I returned the next day, they demanded $150 to get it back....More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This was our second time snorkeling with Coiba Dive Center. Both times had excellent time. The staff was very professional and knew what they were doing!!! This last visit, the boat ride to the snorkeling area was punishing (rain and high swells= a very bumpy...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I dove about 60 times in my life in Thailand, Honduras and Columbia and had some expectations about Coiba, but got disapointed. It was very expensive (150$ us) for two dives and it wasnt worth it at all. Maybe we were just unlucky but first...More

Thank genny767
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We were planning to go to Santa Catalina mainly to do some dives. During our first day we started looking around which shop to use for our dives. There is not many options, and they all seem to offer the same. The first shop that...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We got a 3 dives trip and were so lucky to see a baby whale swimming underneath us. All 3 dives were nice with plenty of white tip sharks, a beautiful sea horse, several turtles and plenty of fish but after the while everything looks...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

My wife and I have gone diving in the US, Bahamas, Caymans, Dominican, Thailand, Indonesia, Jordan, Costa Rica and Panama. This dive shop is as good as any we have used. We have had some great dive shops and a couple terrible. This one is...More

Thank Colin R
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Alba was a great guide. The boat is not really fit for purpose. I had issues with my regulator on both dives. Depth guage not working on second dive and this is really not good. Boot zip broken. You get the picture.. Money needs to...More

Thank Stuman1
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nacflynn
13 October 2017|
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Response from Colin R | Reviewed this property |
the visibility depends a lot on the current and storms. however, this is not the caribbean. so forget the viz. u will see some of the best wild life anywhere in the world.
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Kiwassa33
23 December 2015|
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Response from jagbze | Property representative |
The boat ride from Santa Catalina to Coiba National Park is approximately 1 hour.
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