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Starfleet Scuba

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Address: 2374 Calle 1A, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 757-9630

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Great Open Water Course

I walked in on Starfleet very spontaneously. Since i was told at my hostel (selinas) that a open water course was 380 dollars, i was very positively surprised when starfleet only... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2016
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Lancaster, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This is our 2nd visit to Bocas Del Toro and both times we have went Scuba Diving with Starfleet. The staff is the best, Roosevelt is very patient and a great instructor. Great diving for beginners and experienced divers.

1 Thank Niyt
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286 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

The short version first: Do your diving and courses somewhere else becouse it is unsafe and unprefessional. The long version: My son and another poor soul did the Open Water Certificate with instructor Roosvelt Diaz who was unfriendly, unprofessional and unsafe. He was late every morning and held basicaly no lessons at all. The two students vere let to them... More 

2 Thank goldmann
Tybee Island, Georgia
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212 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Starfleet is not the biggest dive shop, nor the fanciest, but is one of the original and the best place to dive in Bocas. Manuel & Chombo pay a great attention to detail and deliver personalized attention that the big dive shops can't. I come here every year to dive & will continue to every time I am in Bocas.

1 Thank Tybeeite
1 review
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I walked in on Starfleet very spontaneously. Since i was told at my hostel (selinas) that a open water course was 380 dollars, i was very positively surprised when starfleet only asked for 250. I was the only person doing the course the next day and had a very satisfying 1 to 1 course. Chombo the instructor was professional, explaining... More 

Thank norac640
Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I did my 3 day PADI Open diver certification course at Starfleet Scuba in March, 2016. The course itself was ok and since I haven't dived elsewhere, I am unable to comment much on the quality compared to other dive schools in Bocas or elsewhere. But my problems started after the course actually ended. I was assured by the main... More 

Thank Rakshit J
Basel, Switzerland
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Catastrophic, unprofessional, unfriendly, enervating, dangerous! If you want the whole story, here it is: I did my Open Water Certificate with their instructor Roosvelt Diaz, an unfriendly man without humor. The course itself was chaotic, because Roosvelt is unable to concentrate on his job. During the theory lessons, which he should have provided me, he was always looking around, loosing... More 

2 Thank NadineStefan16
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I went there last year to get my open water class - everything went well and I left Bocas happy and supposedly certified - however, they never registered me at PADI nor get me anything close to a certification card. I emailed them at least a dozen times without any answer to the effect that I paid for something I... More 

1 Thank Romain M
London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We booked two tanks with Starfleet for a mornings diving and thoroughly enjoyed it. Some of the kit is getting on a bit and some items could do with replacing but it all worked and was reliable. The dive shop crew seemed to know their stuff and I'd easily recommend them to others. My only concern was the amount of... More 

Thank NaughtyBeagle
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Is best dive shop with professional divers, they know every place for diving and the best is that the divers that work at Starfleet are local professionals.

Thank Roosevelt D
Tybee Island, Georgia
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212 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were PADI certified here several years ago. I love diving here every year when we return Bocas. Always smiling faces from Nilvea on the reception desk to the instructor/ master divers Chombo and Manuel. Always personalized, great dives with Starfleet!

Thank Tybeeite

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