Diving in Panama

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Diving in Panama


Coiba / Santa Catalina

Coiba Dive Center in Santa Catalina boasts “Sharks guaranteed.” Multi-day trips to Coiba, snorkeling tours and custom boat charters also available. Contact 6774-0808, 6780-1141 or write info@coibadivecenter.com.

Scuba  Coiba is  owned  by  PADI-instructor,  Herbie  Sunk.   The  center’s  staff  speaks English, Spanish, German, French and Italian. Multi-day trips are available. Contact 6980-7122 or info@scubacoiba.com.

Coiba  Dive  Expeditions offers  live-aboard  trips  to  Coiba,  Cocos  (Costa  Rica)  and Malpelo (Colombia) and organizes whale watching tours, sea and river kayaking and bird watching trips. Contact 232-0215, 232-0216 or write info@coibadiveexpeditions.com.

Panama Dive Center runs daily trips in the Coiba National Park with two or three dives per day. The often stop for lunch at the ranger’s station on Coiba, home to an interesting array of wildlife. Contact (507)6665 7879. www.panamadivecenter.com

Dream Diving Panama offer two to three dives on their trips to Coiba Island. Includes complete diving gear, snack and certified instructors. They also offer snorkeling equipment rental and tours. Fishing and whale watching also available. Contact (507) 6765 9631. www.dreamdivingpanama.com

Las Perlas Islands

Coral Dreams, a dive operator on Contadora Island, offers training, night diving and snorkeling, whale watching and birding trips contact 6536-1776. info@coral-dreams.com.


Pedasí  Sports  Club offers  dive  trips  to  Isla  Iguana  and  Isla  Frailes  with  options  for snorkeling and spearfishing. Accommodations available. Other tours include horseback riding, turtle and whale watching and sports fishing. Contact 995-2894 or divenfishguy@yahoo.com.


Colón (Costa Arriba)

Scuba Panamá can arrange tours on both the Pacific and Caribbean. Their Sunset Cabins, located in Portobelo, is a dive resort on a private island. Contact 261-3841, 261-4064 or write sales@scubapanama.com.

Panama  Divers,  a  dive  center  owned  and  operated  by  PADI  professionals,  offers lodging  in  their  Octopus  Garden  Hotel  in  Portobelo.   Call  448-2293,  6613-4405  or  write panamadivers@gmail.com.

Bocas del Toro

La Buga Dive & Surf on Colón Island. Contact: 757-9534, 6781-0755. info@labugapanama.com.

Bocas Water Sports, Diving, snorkeling, kayaks and wakeboards. Contact 757-9541 or info@bocaswatersports.com.