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Panama Divers PADI Dive Resort

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Address: Octopus Garden Hotel | Portobelo Maria Chiquita & Km Despues de Playa Langosta, Portobelo 0843-03087, Panama
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+507 6613-4405
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Panama Divers is a premier dive company, owned and operated by seasoned...

Panama Divers is a premier dive company, owned and operated by seasoned PADI professionals dedicated to ensuring the safety and enjoyment of every customer and committed to protecting our fragile environment. We offer the best dive adventures available in Panama! We only dive Panama's very best locations. If you desire, we can also tailor a dive package to meet the wishes of your group such as accommodations and transportation as well as tour of all kinds.

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Very accomodating dive shop

I am advanced open water certified and have been on hundreds of dives. I have never left a piece of gear anywhere, but I forgot my wetsuit here, MY WETSUIT. Tehy were kind... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 April 2015
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Vermilion, Ohio
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Vermilion, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

I am advanced open water certified and have been on hundreds of dives. I have never left a piece of gear anywhere, but I forgot my wetsuit here, MY WETSUIT. Tehy were kind enough to bring it to me at the airport as I left the country. Thank you. I'm not sure diving in Panama is spectacular anywhere, but our... More 

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1 Thank Yourluckyday
Winter Park, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

I have been taking student groups, and working in youth education, in Panama for years now, and normally we stop at Octopus Garden to swim and have lunch. But unfortunately I will never return, and I would recommend any future visitors stay away as well. I am a respectful and nonviolent person, but the current dive master - Rafael -... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

I recently contacted Panama Divers for a quick diving trip while in Panama for business. The response via email/whatsapp is not consistent and it could be frustrating at times. That being said, once at the diving center the service is outstanding! the dive master Rafael is patience and very detail oriented, the captain Giovanni is very helpful and everyone at... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

I chose Panama Divers based on the TripAdvisor reviews. What a great weekend. Two dives Saturday, night dive, two more sunday with a room and meals in between. The divemasters Rafael and Jorge were excellent, attentive, taking care of the divers and all the details. Safety and comfort are their primary concerns, and they were definitely looking out for the... More 

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3 Thank yieldmap
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

My plan was to dive one day. It was so amazing I doubled it. They picked me up in Panama city on time, and the short ride was pretty pleasing. The diving spot is beautiful. To be honest I expected more fish, but it was still great. Don't miss the airplane wreck. The crew was caring, but informal and friendly.... More 

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1 Thank LFaro
okanagan falls
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

Ok. This is the best stop. We wanted a dive for new divers and got the best. The dive master Rafael catered to every need and specification to fit the diver experience. The staff are great. They fix meals whenever you appear. It feels very comfortable and the dog Bandito is to die for. We will for sure go back.... More 

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3 Thank pam c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

The entire staff was amazing friendly and super helpful.. Will be back soon!!! Recommend the diving and the kitten will even prepare what you catch for the adventurous members of your group. Thanks Clay!

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1 Thank Lisa Renee B
Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

We were on a cruise and looking to find a good dive spot in Panama. I found this and I was impressed with their prompt responses and their willingness to pick us up from Colon. The resort is very laid back but their equipment is top drawer. Clay and Tania made us feel right at home. We were on a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

I sent an email to them with a specific request for a day trip with two dives, but they never even bothered to respond to me - if this is an ondication of their reliability, then they are certainly bad and not to be recommended

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3 Thank Stefanhoku
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

My cousin and I signed up to take the Discover Scuba tour. I am a certified diver but she is not. They instructed her on everything she needed to know to take her first dive. She is now hooked on Scuba. We had such a great time. Diving was amazing. Afterwards we ordered food from Octopus Garden, the food was... More 

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