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Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

We were astonished and excited when we were able to book a trip to the private island on Christmas day! We even placed the booking on December 24. Turns out the system allowed us to book on Christmas although I'm pretty sure they were not traditionally open on that day. Scubapanama accommodated us with such short notice over the holidays....

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Portland, Maine
Reviewed 26 February 2014

My family and I stayed in one of the cabanas. The location is great. Nice hammock on the porch. Scuba and snorkeling staff very accommodating. Enjoyed being taken out to a small private island for a day of snorkeling and swimming. However, we encountered lizards in our room which was not too comforting. Water in the shower did not work....

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1Thank George S
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

My husband and I booked a cabana online through Scuba Panama's website. We had difficulty with the staff in regards to what type of room we booked. The staff was rude and nonexistent after we finally were able to check in (after about 30 minutes). The electricity was not turned on in our room for four hours which I thought...

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3Thank Jamie L
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Very friendly instructor, nice service, value for money, location. It was my first dive and I really enjoyed diving in Atlantic. All credit goes to Rafael(our instructor) and the person(sorry i forgot the name) at the counter, thank you guys for everything.

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Wanted to spend a day in panama snorkelling. Looked online and came across Scuba Panama, the price was reasonable and it looked like a fun adventure. We were picked up from our hotel in Panama City and drove off to Portobelo (about a 2 hour adventure), at the Scuba Panama building, just outside Portobelo, we were taken on a boat...

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Atlanta, Georgia ... for now
Reviewed 3 October 2010

Scubapanama brands itself as Panama’s oldest diving operator. In Panama, that sometimes means “old and tired.” But, that’s not the case, here. You’ll find it on the left side of the main road, about two miles before you reach Portobelo, in the pueblecito of Buena Ventura. It’s hard to miss. The bright yellow walls announce “ScubaPortobelo” and “Sunset Cabins.” But,...

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Address: Portobelo, Panama
Region: Panama > Colon Province > Portobelo
Price Range: $78 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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