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Panama City Dive Center

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4823 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6917
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Amazing service and great diving

I went out on a really great trip with Chris and Fleetwood. They were both a hoot and I appreciated... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jim L
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Awesome diving experience

Tagged along with my local dive center, I was certified with. Panama City dive center is always the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
alexjcaro
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Gonzales, Louisiana
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Experienced Full Service Dive Shop with Panama City's most knowledgeable, helpful & fun loving staff... Boat Charters, Scuba Classes, Equipment Sales, Rentals & Maintenance.... We've done it all for 30+ years!
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  • Poor1%
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4823 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6917
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went out on a really great trip with Chris and Fleetwood. They were both a hoot and I appreciated that they were constantly available to help us both. Their whole purpose that day was to make sure we were taken care of. It’s rare...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tagged along with my local dive center, I was certified with. Panama City dive center is always the best I’ve been with. We stayed the following week to dive with them. (me and my brother). I definitely recommend this dive center Boats big enough, good...More

Thank alexjcaro
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a visitor, This was the first scuba trip with PCDC. The boat and retental dive equipment was all in great shape and name brands. The crew aboard the Island Dive were outstanding. The boat Captain Rick was very professional, nice, funny and very attentive...More

Thank rdking1
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PCDC_1983, staff at Panama City Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad we were able to make your experience more comfortable. We aim to please and I consider our Captains and Crew to be one of the best around. Not only are the knowledgeable, experienced and resourceful, they are Kind. But don't tell them I said...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many thanks to everyone at PCDC for a wonderful week of diving. Capt Rick and Matt - You guys are the best. Thanks for taking care of us. Looking forward to many return trips.

Thank Donna G
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PCDC_1983, staff at Panama City Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Always great to see WSU Divers! Come back and see us again soon. We miss you already

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Had an Awesome Day on the Island Diver, yesterday. Capt Rick, Matt and Fleetwood always make it fun, safe, and enjoyable for all. Love Diving with this Crew and Dive Center! Everyone in the shop and on the boats are Nice and helpful. Love from...More

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PCDC_1983, complaint dept :-) at Panama City Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

You guys rock! Such a pleasure to have divers like you guys out on the water with us. Come back soon. We miss you already.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

These guys were great for a fun half day dive trip. They were very safety conscious and made this trip a great first dive. Also- they had great turn around time on filling our tanks in one day. Excellent job and fun day.

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PCDC_1983, complaint dept :-) at Panama City Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you! Working hard to make your experience fun and safe that's what we do. And we love divers like you. Come back soon.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was my second time working through this dive shop for a scuba diving trip. They were very good at working with the dive boat captains to make sure we got to go out even though the weather was not in our favor to go...More

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PCDC_1983, PCDC at Panama City Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

We're glad you had a good time. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

disappointing, one of the dive staff went down with divers with a spear gun. shoots a very small amberjack which was very out of season and way to small even if in season. If they dont know regulations dont take a spear gun. then the...More

Thank Eric F
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PCDC_1983, PCDC at Panama City Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

PCDC1983, staff at Panama City Dive Center, responded to this review, Sep 25, 2017 Hello Eric, very sorry you had an uncomfortable experience on one of our boats. We take this very serious and strive to makes sure everyone has a great experience on our...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

We dove with PCDC two days this past week. Five dives total. The boat Reef Runner was a great size for our group. Very much under capacity. They have cold water and an ice cooler. Bring some snacks and Gatorade if you want. The galley(?)...More

Thank Craig W
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great trip with PCDC shop. Great office operation and boat staff. The captain and dive master (Ian) were outstanding. We were on Reef Runner with about 10 pax. Good operation, great briefing, and preparation supporting my Rescue Diver open water portion. My wife's first non-valet...More

Thank Rbs7562
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I can't answer this as I am not an employee at the dive center. I do believe they will allow non-swimmers to ride along as long as space is available. Contact the dive center as I found them to be very friendly and... More
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