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Bocas Diving Pirates

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Address: Avenida G and Calle 4, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama (Formerly The Dutch Pirate)
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+507 6233-4120
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The best little dive shop in paradise. Come dive or get certified with us....

The best little dive shop in paradise. Come dive or get certified with us. We offer a personalized service and the guarantee that you will have a smile at the end of the day :)

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My first diving certificate

Great experience with these guys, I made my Open water course here, with Jack as our instructor and his assistant Jessica. There were both amazing, very patient and friendly... read more

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DrunkenMeduza
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great experience with these guys, I made my Open water course here, with Jack as our instructor and his assistant Jessica. There were both amazing, very patient and friendly. Everything went super smooth. Also big thanks to Kaivin and Mr. Pino for spreading positive vibes :) Definitely strongly recommend to everyone who want to make diving at amazing places with... More 

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Thank DrunkenMeduza
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really liked this place, professional handling, good equipment and our dive instructor Kaivin was very good! The only thing I missed was some larger marine animals

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Thank Kasper H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just had the best experience of my entire trip travelling through South and Central America and choosing to do my open water diving course with this company. The equipment was almost Brand new. The shop has a cool environment. My dive master Keivin Records was amazing and make me feel safe and confident. My boyfriend also did his advance... More 

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Thank Jéssica M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did our advanced open water with pirates, learnt a lot. We had an awesome instructor, Martin. had so much fun with the staff we decided to do a twotank fundive to tigerrock with them, which was also great. We hunted lionfish, together with Jack, another great instructor. We highly recommend pirates to do your courses and /or just fundives. (Also... More 

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Thank Vincentvh87
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without a doubt, one of the best experiences I had in my life. I wanted to get my OpenWater certificate and, learning and diving with Kaivin Record (the instructor) is something I probably ever forget. He was really patient, the perfect teacher, showing a lot of passion about the diving that made us even more eager to get into the... More 

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Thank DanielCouceiro
bocasdivingpirates, Owner at Bocas Diving Pirates, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for taking the time to write this review. As we always say, we want every diver that spends time with us to remember the experience. Being a small shop, we can give time and treat all customers as friends and with respect. Our staff all have the ocean as a passion, and they share it daily! Hope you... More 

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We started the Open Water two weeks ago.It was such a great experience that we also did the Advanced. The team is like one big family.They're all so friendly and helpful.Felt like being part of it. Special Thanks to our dive instructor Kaivin Record!It was a pleasure to dive with you!You did a great job!Wonderful time!

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Thank KrissiMW
bocasdivingpirates, Owner at Bocas Diving Pirates, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks for this awesome review. As you said, we are a big family and being a small shop, we love welcoming new members in our underwater paradise! Doing your OW and advanced shows that the passion we have rubbed off on you! Hope you get to see lot's of new dive sites around the world but, remember to come... More 

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Actually I didn't want to try diving at all but my girlfriend tried to convince me and made me just to have a look into the shop. The people, location and atmosphere (and of course my girlfriend) convinced me to give it a try and I directly signed in for an OWD the next day. Since my girlfriend hadn't dived... More 

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Thank gkochtes
bocasdivingpirates, Owner at Bocas Diving Pirates, responded to this review

Hi! Wow, awesome review, thanks. Welcome to the underwater world. I'm happy to see your girlfriend convinced you to try diving and also to hear that our team made you feel safe and comfortable to do it. You now have an open door to the ocean's wonders! These future dives will also become highlights of your travels. Happy bubbles! The... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I chose the Diving Pirate's Dive shop for my Advanced Open Water course. Their friendly vibe is felt as soon as you walk through the door. My instructor Kaivin, was amazing. I felt as if we had been diving together for years. I was comfortable, had every question answered and any items that I needed more time or information, I... More 

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Thank SaltyZephyr
bocasdivingpirates, Owner at Bocas Diving Pirates, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for this nice review. We try hard to have all our customers ( now friends) feel that vibe you got when crossing the door. Even if we dive every day, every customer is different, every dive is new, all this mixed together makes us enjoy the moment and you should feel that. Hope you continue on your diving... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My friends and I dived three times with this company, a night dive and two fun dives. They were offering a combo deal, so all three cost $100 each - which is an outrageously good deal ! They really were fantastic dives, Keiven and Martin are a credit to the shop. Upmost professionalism, really relaxed dives that catered to all... More 

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Thank lizzymaud
bocasdivingpirates, Owner at Bocas Diving Pirates, responded to this review

Happy to see you enjoyed your time with us and thanks for the great review! Happy bubbles. the BDP team More 

Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We spent 7 days, 14 dives with the Pirates. The diving was so much better than we expected. The staff is amazing. We loved Francisco, Peno, Kevin, Alexis and the rest of the staff! The divemasters were able to find and point out so many fun creatures. We saw lots of Spotted Drums, my very favorite, and numerous Toad Fish.... More 

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Thank Sandra W
bocasdivingpirates, Owner at Bocas Diving Pirates, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks for that awesome review. We do say we are the best little dive shop in the Caribbean's! We have a very rich dive environment and we love to share its beauty. All our staff has diving as a passion and we enjoy sharing it. Hope you get to dive here again! Happy bubbles, The pirates! More 

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