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Coiba Dive Center

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Calle Principal, Santa Catalina, Panama
+507 6780-1141
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Not worth the price.

I dove about 60 times in my life in Thailand, Honduras and Columbia and had some expectations about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Incredible diving organized by professionals

We were planning to go to Santa Catalina mainly to do some dives. During our first day we started... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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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 by far the best diving Panama has to offer.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good10%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“whale sharks” (11 reviews)
“day trip” (12 reviews)
“fish” (15 reviews)
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Calle Principal, Santa Catalina, Panama
+507 6780-1141
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dove about 60 times in my life in Thailand, Honduras and Columbia and had some expectations about Coiba, but got disapointed. It was very expensive (150$ us) for two dives and it wasnt worth it at all. Maybe we were just unlucky but first...More

Thank genny767
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We were planning to go to Santa Catalina mainly to do some dives. During our first day we started looking around which shop to use for our dives. There is not many options, and they all seem to offer the same. The first shop that...More

Thank laurajpohjanen
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We got a 3 dives trip and were so lucky to see a baby whale swimming underneath us. All 3 dives were nice with plenty of white tip sharks, a beautiful sea horse, several turtles and plenty of fish but after the while everything looks...More

Thank Carlos_Valverde_Vila
Reviewed 16 August 2017

My wife and I have gone diving in the US, Bahamas, Caymans, Dominican, Thailand, Indonesia, Jordan, Costa Rica and Panama. This dive shop is as good as any we have used. We have had some great dive shops and a couple terrible. This one is...More

Thank Colin R
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Alba was a great guide. The boat is not really fit for purpose. I had issues with my regulator on both dives. Depth guage not working on second dive and this is really not good. Boot zip broken. You get the picture.. Money needs to...More

Thank Stuman1
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I did a two-tank dive to Isla Coiba. The price was standard (150$) and included a sandwich for lunch and coffee in the morning (also standard for dive shops in Santa Catalina). The dive sites around Isla Coiba are definitely worth visiting and made my...More

Thank I_am_traveling_light
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I spent nearly 6 months travelling through Central and South America, and dived in every country from Belize to Colombia. The diving around Coiba Island was certainly the best - the highlight was spending over 30mins with two huge manta rays, but in addition to...More

Thank jj_lockwood
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

100% happiness in 100% nature :) Coiba Is really a paradise - White Sands, turquoise Water, Palm trees - with unbelievably various Animal life. There Are cappucine monkeys playing behind your cottage, crocodile on the backyard, a lot od birds... But the most amaizing was...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I came to Coiba Dive Center to do a few dives with my girlfriend as she was completing her Open Water course. We did five dives and they were all very unique and wonderful. There is a very rich ecosystem in Coiba and we feel...More

Thank Pancho T
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Coiba Dive Center was excellent and took care of our every need. We went with them on a three day trip with 9 dives. Everyone at the dive shop was friendly. Alberto our dive master looked out for everyone and was attentive to our skill...More

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13 October 2017|
Response from Colin R | 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.
23 December 2015|
Response from jagbze | Property representative |
The boat ride from Santa Catalina to Coiba National Park is approximately 1 hour.