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Multiday Trip to

Coiba National Park

29th to 31st

of January 2017

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Discover Scuba Diving



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We run daily and multi-day trips from Santa Catalina to Coiba National Park. The boat usually leaves between 8 and 8.30 in the morning and comes back at about 4.30. The ride to the dive sites takes about one hour and thirty minutes. We do two or three dives a day, depending on what you prefer, and (occasionally) weather conditions. The diving/snorkeling sites are located in Coiba National Park, which covers a series of beautiful islands, including Coiba, Isla Ranchería, Canales, Jicaron, Jicarita and the area of Contreras. We often stop for a short lunch break at the rangers’ station on Coiba, home to wild monkeys, ñeques (little rodent-like creatures), crocodiles, iguanas and amazing bird life.

Click on the links below to book your diving now!

Day Trips (Accom. in Sta Catalina)          2 Day Dive Trip  (Accom. in Coiba)     3 Day Dive Trip (Accom. in Coiba)   


A day of diving in Coiba National Park (2 or 3 tanks)

PADI Courses

Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Nitrox Diver, other Specialties, Rescue Diver, Dive Master

Multi-Day Trips

Two or three-day dive trips with overnight/s on Coiba Island.


If you´d rather stay on the surface.

Discover Scuba Diving

If you´d just like to try for a day…

Dive & Accommodation Packages

Have everything organized for you!

The quality of diving is often compared to the one in the Galapagos and Cocos. Coiba National Park offers first-class diving and snorkeling, with the added bonus of the sites being only just over an hour away from the mainland. At Panama Dive Center we:

Strive to expose experienced divers to an unforgettable journey through this underwater world
hope to change lives when we introduce new divers to the magical creatures that live here through our PADI Discover Scuba and PADI Open Water Courses.

What divers say about us

The by far most professional Dive Center I dove with. Equipment in perfect condition and incredibly friendly and skilled service at all times. I can highly recommend diving with Panama Dive Center.

Visitado el agosto de 2016
ccandler2016Bremen, AlemaniaTrip Advisor

Great dives sites with a great crew. Service at this dive shop is very professional, gear is new and in good condition. They will even lend you a dive computer to make sure you’re fully ready. They take care of beginner divers wonderfully but also offer a great dive experience to the more advanced. Coiba is filled with marine life. A unique experience! All you have to do, is checked your air (!), breathe and enjoy the water!

Reviewed 30. August 2016

Caroline B
Caroline BMontreal, CanadáTrip Advisor
5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 October 2014

Best experience with Panama Dive Center ! Camilo is one of this few people on earth that change your vision of life forever. Generous and sharing person, he does what he loves and loves what he does, which is basically sharing his passion for diving and the underwater world. Diving in Coiba was a tremendous experience. All instructors I’ve met, Santi and Peter, become quickly more than just instructors, they became friends. For Sure Camilo knows how to gather the best people around his love for diving. Be ready to encounter the less shy turtles I’ve met, Humpback Whales, Rays, Frogfishes, Seahorses, the amazing School of Jacks, White Tip Sharks, and even the 3 sea crocodiles that lives on the beach of Isla Coiba (just to mention a few) ! Diving sites are speechless, and combining those with the team at Panama Dive Center really made this an experience of a lifetime !
Mil gracias !

BirdyconnectedParis, FranceTrip Advisor
It was definitely a experience of a life time. Camilo and Sabina are not only professionals but friendly and warm. They really want you to have an amazing moment. I will never forget Coiba national park because of its beauty and HUGE amount of life.
Reviewed on 3. July 2016
JosesotocMedellín, Colombia

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