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Coiba Dive Center

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Calle Principal, Santa Catalina 0352, Panama
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Whale shark- checked!!

That was an amazing experience - my first scuba diving ever. Great location, great guides! The more... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Karolina B
World-Class Diving

I was amazed at all the wildlife (especially sharks) I saw on this dive. I would definitely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ben P
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good9%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“day trip” (12 reviews)
“fish” (15 reviews)
“whale sharks” (9 reviews)
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Calle Principal, Santa Catalina 0352, Panama
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"great diving"
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"every meal"
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"isla coiba"
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"food was great"
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"white faced capuchin monkeys"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

That was an amazing experience - my first scuba diving ever. Great location, great guides! The more advanced friends of mine met the gentle giant of the ocean - the whale shark. What are the odds! Everybody 100% satisfied! Thanks guys!

Thank Karolina B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was amazed at all the wildlife (especially sharks) I saw on this dive. I would definitely recommend diving with these guys, they helped us book a night on the island in the shacks before getting into the country. I went diving with them almost...More

Thank Ben P
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

I did three days of diving with Coiba Dive Center, and I can highly recommend this dive shop! The dives were amazing, so many diffrent animals spotted both during the dives and from the boat. Giant manta ray, sharks, turtles, pilot whales, dolphins, hammer head.....More

Thank Petronella J
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

One of the best diving experiences of my life! Our dive instructor was Alba and I attribute my phenomenal experience to her. She literally held my hand and led me to sites I never dreamed of seeing; huge schools of fish, sharks, manta rays, dolphins,...More

Thank Tianti
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend booked a snorkeling Daytrip with that company! From the very beginning to the end everything was just perfect! Good information, good equipment and a perfect guide! We stopped at 4 different times and saw so many animals! We were really lucky...More

Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 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

Thank JCBeISA
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 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

Thank AlyssaThomas
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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

Thank MBMVWA
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cml94618
3 March 2018|
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Response from MBMVWA | Reviewed this property |
I'm just a previous traveler that used Coiba Dive Center but I just looked at their website and didn't see that they had closed. You probably need to contact them directly for an answer
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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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