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Scuba Coiba

#3 of 12 things to do in Santa Catalina Features Animals
end of Main Street, at Beach Front, Santa Catalina, Panama
+507 6980-7122
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Full-Day Diving for Beginners at Coiba National Park
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Diving tours to Coiba National Park and dive sites close to Santa Catalina, snorkeling tours and dive courses
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good12%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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end of Main Street, at Beach Front, Santa Catalina, Panama
+507 6980-7122
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked 2 days diving in coiba island with Scuba coiba. The club staff was great. Specially the diving instructor Mr G an Italian guy. Very helpful and professional. We have excellent diving and We saw amazing places. One of the best place to dive...More

1  Thank yuval l
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Mixed feelings about this trip... The good: The locations (3 dives) were excellent, saw a bucket load of cool stuff including manta rays (June 2016) sharks and schools of fish... The equipment was good and well serviced. The Bad: The Dive Master was more concerned...More

Thank Tim R
Herbie S, General Manager at Scuba Coiba, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review Tim. Thank you to recognize the excellent diving and well maintained equipment. I do not really understand the comments about the divmaster's role to be frank? We take certified divers and usually ask for some experience, as some...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Very safe to dive with Alberto and Julie who are flexible, easy-going and serious. Alberto is an incredibly experienced rescue diver who developed his rescue abilities in troubled waters of Columbia during wartime. We saw lots of White-tip sharks and so many other beautiful fish....More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

I have done 30+ dives in several countries and have never had such a terrible experience. The staff and owner are rude, condescending and incredibly unprofessional. My husband and I signed up for a one day, two tank dive at Isla Coiba. We paid in...More

1  Thank JMichelle2014
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We took the 3-day trip to Coiba Island with 2 nights boarding and 3 dives per day and saw dolphins, tens of white-tipped reef sharks, stingrays, turtles, magnificent shoals of jack fish, lots of moray eels outside of their crevices ....... (can't name the rest,...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 9 March 2017

SCUBA COIBA dive center is maybe not a shop which would attract you from the first look. But you will be very surprised when to get on to the trip with them. Dive shop has a great location, it is the only one on the...More

Thank KristinaEgypt
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Dove with this outfit for a one day trip to Coiba. Dive masters were experienced and safety conscious. Boat s are in ok condition. Captain and crew experienced and capable. Issues: 1. One of my tanks had a weird chemical taste in the air ....More

Thank scubanorm
Herbie S, General Manager at Scuba Coiba, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

Dear Norman, thank you for taking the time and reviewing Scuba Coiba. I think your review characterizes our shop, crew and the diving pretty good. We have experienced dive guides (each single one has thousands of dives as dive professional), our captains have many years...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017

I choice Scuba Coiba because of Tabea (who works there). She was sitting outside and was very pleasant to talk to and very enthusiastic. She directly made me feel good about diving with them. For there it only got even better. We had a great...More

Thank Marjolein6
Herbie S, General Manager at Scuba Coiba, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

Dear Marjolein, thanks for the roses. I have submitted your positive comments to Tabea and Elwynn. We wish you many more nice dive experiences.

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Diving at Coiba is amazing!!! The environment both above and under water is great! We have been diving with Scuba Coiba for 2 days. Very Nice company. Both Ben and Elli were professional and good fun! As i am a unexperienced diver (OW) they made...More

Thank ivk1986
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Shop owner Herbie was very helpful when we were planning the trip. We got info about accommodation, instructions on how to get to Santa Catalina and so on. The Coiba diving was excellent and their chefs at the island were amazing. We ate one of...More

Thank Reijonens
Herbie S, General Manager at Scuba Coiba, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

Thank you for the nice review. Multi-Day trips are our signature trips, where people expect to get the best Coiba has to offer and we try hard to give it to them. This includes to offer the best possible service regarding food and accommodating them...More

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