Who are we?
At Panama Dive Center we strive to expose experienced divers to an unforgettable journey through the local underwater world and hope to change lives when we introduce new divers to the magical creatures that live here.
The only 5* PADI Dive Resort in Santa Catalina, we run daily and multi–day scuba diving trips to Coiba National Park for certified divers and offer PADI courses from entry to professional level.
Rated No.1 of 10 things to do in Santa Catalina on TripAdvisor, we strive to provide life–changing experiences as you explore one of the worlds largest and best preserved marine parks. On your diving days we provide all of your equipment, including a dive computer and lunch. Our trips are all led by PADI certified instructors, trying to create a fun, but also safe and professional diving experience.
We are passionate about the preservation of Coiba National Park, where you can find over 760 species of marine fish, 33 species of sharks and 20 species of cetaceans! We will take you on an adventure to witness this extraordinary biodiversity and try to show you as much of the rare and fascinating marine life as the ocean will allow us.
If you are coming to learn, start your adventure with our PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program or the PADI Open Water Course, or continue your education with our Advanced Open Water, signing up for one of the Specialties, getting your EFR certification or learn to start caring about your fellow divers in the Rescue Course. For those of you going ´pro´, sign up for our personalized and exciting PADI Divemaster Program run by our PADI Staff Instructors.
Additional services include Nitrox, diving & accommodation packages, available parking if you’re coming by car, 3 hours of free high speed internet for all our customers, Go-Pro rental available, shuttle reservation and tourist information.