Scuba Diving in Bocas del Toro | PADI Scuba Dive Centers

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List of Bocas del Toro's Scuba PADI Dive Centers

Dive Center Telephone Address Website
Bocas Dive Center 757 - 9737 Avenida Sur and 4th Street
Bocas Diving Pirates 6233 - 4120 Avenida H between Calle 3ra and 4ta
Bastimentos Scuba Diving 474 - 7044 Bastimentos Town
Scuba 6 Eco Diving 6722 - 5245 Bastimentos Town
La Buga Dive & Surf 757 - 9534
6781 - 0755
Calle 3ra between Avenida C and B
Zapatillas' Dive Club 757 - 9004
6576 - 8605
6496 - 0776
Old Point, Bastimentos

Bocas Dive Center

Eddie Ibarra, Course Director Eddie started his professional dive career in 2004 at Bocas Water Sports in Bocas del Toro, Panama as a PADI Divemaster. He continued his education in Costa Rica, Honduras, Colombia and Brazil and became a PADI Master Instructor in 2008. Since then Eddie has been the Diving Operations Manager at Starfleet Scuba, a PADI 5 Star Instructor Develompent Center in Bocas del Toro. To further his career, he decided in 2010 to foundGoProPanama, a training facility for passionate and highly motivated dive professionals. Eddie Ibarra is one of just 1,300 divers in the world who holds the highest level of certification. He is the first Panamanian and the youngest Central American to receive PADI Course Director status.
TELEPHONE: 757 - 9737

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Bocas Diving Pirates

Our Mission is to Introduce you into the amazing world of scuba diving sharing the beautiful underwater wonders and diversities of Bocas del Toro.
TELEPHONE: 6233 - 4120

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Bastimentos Scuba Diving

We are the only Bocatoreno Owned & Operated dive operation in Old Bank, Bastimentos. The Dive Safety Officer has over 35 years of certified professional experience with NAUI/PADI/NOAA. Our's is the only registered & inspected vessel in town to carry divers.
TELEPHONE: 457 - 7044

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Scuba Six Diving Academy

The only dive shop in Bocas del Toro to have been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence year after year and the only certified dive center in Old Bank Bastimentos.
TELEPHONE: 6722 - 5245

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La Buga Dive & Surf

It all began as a routine supply stop for PADI Instructor Ricardo Porras. Taken in by the positive island vibes and exceptional dive conditions he decided to set up shop. In November 2007, with the help of close friend Diego Florez, they built and renovated La Buga Dive Center & Adventures.
Backed by many years experience working for and operating dive centers, they established high standards for equipment and service to provide the best range of customized dive experiences Bocas has to offer.
Then in 2009 we decided we wanted to surf every day and not feel guilty about it, so we seted up the surf school. We already had the boats, we bought a bunch of boards, hired a very cool surf instructor and here we are, surfing and diving everyday!!!
TELEPHONE: 757 - 9534 / 6781 - 0755

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Zapatillas' Dive Club

We are glad to offer our own diving tours and PADI courses at Al Natural. We are taking small groups of divers to the protected reefs around Zapatillas Cays in the National Marine Park. Also, there are many nearby reefs inside the lagoon, including the very colorful soft coral gardens at Crawl Cay, and the large reefs on the open sea side of the island of Bastimentos, just behind the resort, where you can enjoy many immpresive wall dives and cave explorations. The lagoon in front of Al Natural offers very enjoyable and safe waters to practice the PADI courses.
We are the only dive operator in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro who offers those dives regurlarly and who offers them at a competititve price due to our location, as we are far away from Bocas but closer to the best dive sites and the Bastimentos Marine National Park. More remote trips to the famous Tiger Rock are also offered.
All diving tours and courses are given by Ms. Nicole Schutzler, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and Emergency First Respond & CPR Instructor, with specialty certifications for Nitrox/enriched air diving, and digital underwater photography.
TELEPHONE: 757 - 9004 / 6576 - 8605 / 6496 - 0776

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