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Coiba Dive Center

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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...more
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Calle Principal | Next to the Police Station, Santa Catalina 0352, Panama
+507 6774-0808
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today we finished the PADI open water course at Coiba Dive Center. From the first contact they handled everything with great professionalism. Quick responses at emails, also after the initial deposit. When we arrived for the first day of the course, which is the theoretical...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did today 3 dives with this divecenter. Two days before we went there for some informations. We talked to Julie the boss of the diveshop. She gave us a lot of information and we were really welcome there. Julie guaranteed us to see sharks....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I did a three dives trip with Coiba dive center.There were 6 of us, from not much experience to 50+ dives, but our dive master took the first ones to run out of air up, and came back down to finish the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

We initially agreed that in order to book the trip to Coiba, we only had to pay the cancellation reservation at $ 30 per diver and $ 25 per snorkel, this reservation is in concept of expenses in case of cancellation therefore it is the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Prices are too high for horrible service. The boat is so small that divers are squeezed in like sardines! No room to even gear up properly without climbing and stepping over everyone. Literally people were forced to jumped into the water to gear up! Get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank chulitajv
CoibaDiveCenter, Owner at Coiba Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

We read your review with disbelief as we are certain it was not meant to be posted on Coiba Dive Centers page. Our dive center has been operating 11 years and from inception have offered dives for 60 minutes or when low on air. We...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Awesome diving with great staff, super professional with good gear. The diving sites are amazing you see many wild life like shark turtles and some times manta rays and whale sharks and even whales!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dimamah
CoibaDiveCenter, Owner at Coiba Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Hi, thanks for your great review. Must say September 25 was a real record of underwater sightings - Giant Manta Ray, 2 Whale Sharks AND to top it off a Humpback Whale!! Coiba at its best!!!

Reviewed 30 August 2018

This review is for a pair of trips that took place a few months ago. Some friends and I were in Panama City and wanted to organize a trip to Coiba to dive. This dive shop was able to adjust the dive site selection to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Travel B
CoibaDiveCenter, Owner at Coiba Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thanks very much for your comments. We are still in awe after all these years how consistently amazing the diving is in Coiba! Hope to dive with you again!

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I dove with, a lot of fishes, turtles, eels, sharks ^-^, an amazing trip, thank you guys! Special thanks to Julie,excellent service Coiba Dive Center!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Sabrine H
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We saw about everything we wanted, from jumping humpbacks and dolphins from the boat to sharks, manta's, turtles, barracuda's, murenes, jack's, trevally's, lobsters...and loads of them! Very good time with Alba, our PADI instructor was very good. The equipment was a bit old and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CoibaDiveCenter, Owner at Coiba Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Hi, thanks for your feedback, very important to us. Glad you saw quite a lot during your 6 dives. We are blessed that all year through we have great above and underwater sightings in Coiba (Sharks Guaranteed when booking 3 dives in a day). We...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018

I did the 3-day trip (9 dives) with Coiba Dive Center and did my Advanced Open Water with them along the way, and it was a great experience! My last dive was 2 years prior, so I appreciated that they take extra time providing refreshers...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank rahooligan
CoibaDiveCenter, Owner at Coiba Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Hello Rahul...great to hear from you and thanks for your great review of the trip and your AOW course. As you say, All in All, top notch diving in Coiba, and I so agree! Alba and Albi say HI.....Julie

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17 November 2018|
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Response from CoibaDiveCenter | Property representative |
Hi. Weather has been nice and sunny all day, chances of rain showers most evenings and night. We have been diving everyday, great dives in Coiba. Let us know what date(s) you are planning on diving next week, would love to... More
4 March 2018|
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Response from Shreks_Mom | Reviewed this property |
All the dive sites are open. Just no staying on the island of Coiba at this time. There is an option to stay at another island nearby, making the daily ride to the sites closer by half. I just did a few days diving with... More
13 October 2017|
Response from Mr_TK-421 | 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.