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Scuba 6 ECO Diving

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Address: Main Street | Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos 0101, Panama
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+507 6722-5245
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00

Welcome to Scuba 6 Eco Diving and our little corner of paradise....

Welcome to Scuba 6 Eco Diving and our little corner of paradise.

Specializing in small groups allows us to do things differently. First, we offer high quality personalized service and cater to the client’s individual needs. Our extra-long bottom times, one-of-a-kind dive briefings and our unique and innovative way of guiding the dives have earned us the reputation of offering the best dive experiences in Bocas del Toro. When it comes to dive training, we make an extra effort to help students attain a higher level of skills and confidence than normally achieved.That’s the difference passion makes.

We are the only dive operation in Panama to offer eco diving and citizen scientist programs that show divers how to collect scientific data that marine biologists and foundations will use to help protect the marine environment this in turn makes your dives even more fun. We also apply sustainable business practices and continuously strive to leave less of a footprint.

Michel is co-owner and a PADI Course Director with a stellar reputation and over 25 years dive experience. Ginette is co-owner, a PADI instructor with over 20 years dive experience - her passion is coral reef ecology. All team members are trained in eco diving and sustainable practices.

Come dive with us and find out first hand why so many people make us their number one choice.

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Top quality and maintained gear, great instructors and divemasters for starters. The center was still more than that. First of all there were only 6 persons on a boat which meant... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Top quality and maintained gear, great instructors and divemasters for starters. The center was still more than that. First of all there were only 6 persons on a boat which meant that every 2 or 3 diver got their own staff member. The owners were passionate about diving and marine life protection and I learned so much new about the... More 

Thank Reijonens
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Information overflow (if there is such a thing) combined with truly Caring and professional guides and diveshop owners --- everything you want to know about coral reef ecology. Their passion for fun, inclusive, safe diving is extraordinary - and they are working towards first green fin certification in Central America. With their commitment to sustainability I have no doubt that... More 

Thank Lisa S
Berlin, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I did my open water diving course and I had a great time. I had my own instructor, Glenn, who was fantastic. The rest of the team (Ginette, Michel and Roberto) were also very friendly and professional. I felt safe and in good hands all the time and had good laughs as well. I would definitely recommend it!

Thank marietW7207WU
1 review
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Six years ago I took my first breath underwater, but didn't have time until now to complete my Open Water Diver. Big thanks to all the warm-hearted people Scuba 6 Eco Diving for amazing underwater experience and Glen for being the best instructor one could have! These people do it for love and passion for diving and preserving the marine... More 

Thank Ida-Maria O
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Michelle and ginette are really nice and friendly instructors and we learn amazingly many things about marine life! Best about that, it was very interesting, not the usual schoolcourse stuff ;) the Divesites we were, were Okey but also not utterly amazing. Me and my girlfriend did 4 dives which were quite expensive, but the gear is new and great... More 

Thank Jan H
Duffel, Belgium
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Nicolas and I recently spent 5 days at Scuba 6 Eco Diving on Isla Bastimentos. Nicolas got his Open Water Padi certification with Michel, the best instructor I've ever met, expert knowledge, great at explaining and very patient. I did my refresher with Glen, who also is a top notch instructor with a great sense of humor. We also were... More 

Thank Nele N
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

You guys are absolutely great. Thanks so much for having us for our open water certificate with Glen. I'm travelling north but keep contemplating turning around to come do my advanced... To me this was the best place in Panama, no exaggeration. The course was relaxed, realistic, safe and informative. Thanks for your patience Glen and helping us through to... More 

Thank JackHGamble
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did our open water diving course here over four days. Had a really great experience. Glenn was a patient, knowledgeable and funny instructor and made us feel safe and comfortable at all times. Our dives were quite long and it was a very personalised experience. Michel and ginette were also very nice and knew lots about... More 

Thank LauraWane
Bellevue, Washington
2 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

I dove 3 days with SCUBA 6 Eco Diving. My diving skills were rusty, and so I was a little hesitant to just jump in. Glen and Elfie were SUPER patient and supportive as they helped me refresh my skills! I could not have asked for a better refresher experience! Michel and Ginette were great as well. The whole staff... More 

Thank Alan_sapporo
Santa Ana, California
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

The diving itself was great with Glenn, knowledgeable and very good at pointing out unusual sea life. But the best part of my experience was the pre-dive eco orientation with Jeanette who I presume is an owner of the shop. I learned so much in the 30 minutes she spent with me and gained a far greater appreciation than I... More 

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