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Multiday Trip to

Coiba National Park

23th to 25th

of November!

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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.

Special Offers!

Add only $95 to your diving and walk away as a certified NITROX diver!

What divers say about us

Rad time
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Awsome dive shop, the equipment was all in good shape, staff was very helpful. They gave us a refresher before our dives, and our dive master Santi was really helpful. We had one of the faster boats in Santa Catalina that got us out to Coiba and back.

Erick D
Erick DWhitehorse, CanadaTrip Advisor
5 of 5 starsReviewed 12 January 2015

I had a great time diving with Panama Dive Center. It’s a very professional shop with the largest boat and good equipment. Camilo the owner was very responsive through email, so I had a reservation confirmed before we arrived. Divers are given a light lunch on the island (sandwich, fruit, and water).
Panama Dive Center is definitely the company to dive with in Coiba!

Vanessa C
Vanessa CSan Salvador, El SalvadorTrip Advisor
5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 February 2015

We spent three days around the isle of Coiba with PDC. We liked : -the really friendly service of all personnel and the owner – our own guide, Santi, was just great. He is really friendly and a great divemaster. What we liked most is that Santi asks what you want to see and how you like to do your…

Jeroem M
Jeroem MApeldoorn, The NetherlandsTrip 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