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Coiba Dive Center

#4 of 12 things to do in Santa Catalina Features Animals
Calle Principal (Main Street), Santa Catalina, Panama
+507 6780-1141
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Unprofessional, unsafe dive master, boring dives over sand.

Our dive master for the trip appeared to be hungover; he was extremely lethargic, barely spoke to... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Vancouver, Canada
Nice diving

The staff is laid back and professional. The diving (I did a 3 tank dive) was great. The variety of... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Charlevoix, Michigan
via mobile
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  • Terrible6%
15 Apr 2017
“Nice diving ”
13 Apr 2017
“Hidden Gem”
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 19:00
Calle Principal (Main Street), Santa Catalina, Panama
+507 6780-1141
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Our dive master for the trip appeared to be hungover; he was extremely lethargic, barely spoke to us, and spent most of the trip out and back asleep. When we actually did dive, he just rushed around the dive spots without taking any time to...More

Thank notthesinger
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The staff is laid back and professional. The diving (I did a 3 tank dive) was great. The variety of marine life was excellent. Saw lots of sharks (no whale sharks though). Boat is fast. Gear is good. Dive with them.

Thank Upnorthtransplant1
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Coiba Island is such a hidden gem, and Coiba Dive Center will help you experience it in a way that no one else can. The diving is spectacular, the scenery is beautiful, and the people are the cherry on top. Keep in mind that the...More

1  Thank Brad C
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Coiba Dive Center is a great outfit. Knowledgeable, friendly, good equipment and a conservationist approach to diving in this awesome place. I did a 3 day trip to Coiba with a total of 9 dives, and am torn between what I loved most: getting off...More

Thank jasonsd
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Coiba was our dive destination driving this trip and we booked ahead somewhat blindly. We booked an extra one day dive as we drove down the road to Santa Catalina, not actually realizing that it would be the preview for the 3-day package we had...More

Thank PJradio
Reviewed 14 March 2017

3 wonderful days with wonderful people. Everything works fine, fantastic organization. Julie as our Divemaster excelent, highly serious and responsible. A lot of sharks and Morays, fishes everywhere.

Thank Luis M
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I dived this week at the Coiba Dive Center with Cory. Very few rules of security are respected. The ascents are made without SMB and we dived at 34m, no matter the level of divers present. For my part it was only my 7th dive...More

Thank Julien P
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went to Santa Catalina to dive Coiba and booked a 3 days package, including 2 nights on Coiba island and 9 dives! Felt familary from the very begining and the trip was well organized. Awesome dives and surfacetime on beautiful islands, delicous food at the...More

Thank Heidi D
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed in our trip with this outfit. We think the dive masters may have been there too long, and are thus a bit jaded. Did the absolute necessary chores, but two of them just laid down and took naps for the ride back! Having...More

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We went diving with Jose. He was very prepared and knows the Coiba waters in and out. It was a small group and everything went as planned. We saw sharks, turtles and lots of dolphins. We loved our trip to Coiba.

Thank Sharatz
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How long is boat ride out to Coiba?
23 December 2015|
Response from jagbze | Property representative |
The boat ride from Santa Catalina to Coiba National Park is approximately 1 hour.